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Old June 29th, 2013, 01:49 PM
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Rabbit with a band around its neck

Hi .... Was not quite sure where to put this. A man on a seniors board I belong to posted this:

"Since spring a rabbit has been hanging around our yard mainly eating clover. Evidently it was someones tame rabbit as it has a band around its neck. As it gets bigger the band is getting tighter. I'm afraid it will eventually choke it. I want to catch it and remove the band. It has plenty of food and isn't attracted to food in a trap. I can't get close enough to throw a net over it. Any ideas? It is a really nice rabbit and I don't want it to run into trouble with the band. Thanks."

Does anyone have an idea how he could entice this rabbit into a trap, or who he could even contact for advice?

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Old June 29th, 2013, 08:10 PM
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I don't have any advise for you sadly. I am a volunteer with the Humane Society here and I posted your message on our board. Hopefully someone will have some ideas for you. Thank you for caring about this bunny!
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Old June 29th, 2013, 09:31 PM
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Wow how sad is that! You could attract it with a bunny of the opposite sex.... Well it would likely work to tell the truth, but not practical. I wish I had some ideas, my old rabbits really liked walnuts (no idea if they are good for them), so maybe finding out what a favourite treat would be may help. Thank you for caring.
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Old June 29th, 2013, 10:18 PM
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so, I have some info here for you. This is from a "bunny person" sounds like it may work.

I would recommend using fresh fruits ....banana is a hit with rabbits as it is a HIGH value treat high in sugar....set up a trail of mixed fruit or just banana leading into a cage. Otherwise if you can get a group of people I would recommend attempting to push the rabbit into a small area by slowly moving the circle of people inward or attempting to throw a towel over him while using netting or construction fencing type thing to create a make shift cage around him
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Old June 29th, 2013, 10:28 PM
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Do you have an ACO you could call , they may have a live animal trap you could borrow. I know some people use a wooden box and use a stick to hold it , nail is hammered into the box and a rope tied around the nail then you put some food under the box and hope the rabbit will go under the box then you pull the box down.
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Old June 30th, 2013, 12:54 AM
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I wish I could know what happens later on. Poor bunny, I hope they can catch him/her to remove the band.
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Old June 30th, 2013, 06:04 AM
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Thank you so much for your suggestions. I will pass the info along, and will endeavour to keep in touch, and let you know if this chap is successful in catching the bunny.

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