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 Post subject: Re: Damn rabbits!!
PostPosted: Sat Jan 30, 2010 10:43 pm 
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Talking bandicoots and things, can anybody identify this little fella that came to a sad end in my pool a few months back. Looks a little like a bilby, but clearly not given I live in South East Queensland.

Photo is not the best unfortunately, but I can assure you it is not a rat.


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 Post subject: Re: Damn rabbits!!
PostPosted: Sat Jan 30, 2010 11:30 pm 
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Buggger....

Yeah definately looks like a native but I'm not up with QLD natives....

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 Post subject: Re: Damn rabbits!!
PostPosted: Sun Jan 31, 2010 10:42 am 
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Most poisoned baits use grain, but you'd likely get birds attracted then. Most wouldn't trigger the latch, but I suppose you might catch a crow (are they herbivorous?), depending on the sensitivity of the trigger. The smaller ones would just steal your bait.

I wonder if water would be enough to attract rabbits at this time of year?

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 Post subject: Re: Damn rabbits!!
PostPosted: Sun Jan 31, 2010 11:08 pm 
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I worked at Jandakot airport for four years and we had a Bandicoot that came into the office through the open front door every night just after dinner to get some left overs, we called him satans little helper, he was almost blind and we were proberly the only reason he was alive, other wise we would not encourage feeding native animals as they can become dependant.

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 Post subject: Re: Damn rabbits!!
PostPosted: Mon Feb 01, 2010 12:55 pm 
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Talking bandicoots and things, can anybody identify this little fella that came to a sad end in my pool a few months back. Looks a little like a bilby, but clearly not given I live in South East Queensland.

Photo is not the best unfortunately, but I can assure you it is not a rat.

VB, yep, it's not a rat and it's definitely not a bilbie either - ears are nowhere big enough.

I'll try an pull the native mammal bible out tonight and see if I can get an ID for you.

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 Post subject: Re: Damn rabbits!!
PostPosted: Tue Feb 02, 2010 9:13 pm 
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I've tried for two weeks to get a rabbit into my cat trap with no success useing lupins, barley, silverbeet, carrots and tomatoes (which they will still eat off the vine). :dunno:

Any way here is a picture of what actually works and is environmentally friendly and safe to natives.

Tree with out rabbit protection

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Simple but it works

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 Post subject: Re: Damn rabbits!!
PostPosted: Tue Feb 02, 2010 9:41 pm 
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Is baiting a bad word. :fart:
You could add something that just knocks the animal out so it can be caught. Or oleander if you are sure no native animals will get it.

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 Post subject: Re: Damn rabbits!!
PostPosted: Thu Feb 04, 2010 1:05 am 
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Does anyone know of a rabbit attractant.

Other rabbiits hehehe :joy: :thumb: :cheers:

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 Post subject: Re: Damn rabbits!!
PostPosted: Thu Feb 04, 2010 10:47 am 
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Does anyone know of a rabbit attractant.

Other rabbiits hehehe :joy: :thumb: :cheers:

Yep - the same thing that started this thread - Mitch's fruit trees :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Damn rabbits!!
PostPosted: Mon Sep 06, 2010 9:53 pm 
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This is how the rabbit's are solved here ;) Mouw was here when I moved (left by some ingrate)...I don't mind her getting the mice, rats and rabbits but not keen on her getting birds


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 Post subject: Re: Damn rabbits!!
PostPosted: Tue Sep 07, 2010 11:21 am 
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2 ways we use to beat them up north, both not very humane,
I worked for a mob installing a power line to a copper mine, the powder monkey came over with about 25 sticks of Gelly, one warren covered about 1acre in a paddock, we sealed off a few exits and pushed Gelly down others as far as we could get it, a few beers and Kaboom, actually fixed the problem, the survivors moved out, went into town after and the pub, guy who worked at the Ag school not far from our massacre said we may be in for an earth quake because the seismograph went basaltic for a couple of seconds during the day :blush: :hello:
Method 2 is to pour some old sump oil down an entrance to the warren then down the same hole pour 10 lts of petrol, petrol will run down the oil slick deeper into the warren, make a Molotov Cocktail and go back as far as you can throw and light, throw at warren and run back as quick as possible, the fumes spread out threw the warren will explode and .................
Both these methods worked many years ago, doubt you would be able to do it without getting arrested these days

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 Post subject: Re: Damn rabbits!!
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:clap: nice one Nocky :clap: Phostoxin works a treat but be careful with it (gloves), basically seal off most holes, chuck two tabs down each remaining hole and seal off afterwards.
This reacts with the moisture and starts forming a deadly gas (usually used in grain silo's to stop weevils etc) but just as deadly to rabbits and anything else that wants to breath that stuff in.

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 Post subject: Re: Damn rabbits!!
PostPosted: Tue Sep 07, 2010 5:46 pm 
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What about the old rabbit fumigater a hose off the exhaust and let the car idle for 1/2 hr block all the holes except one


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 Post subject: Re: Damn rabbits!!
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Good idea F&F :thumb: But I'm kinda liking Nocky's better

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 Post subject: Re: Damn rabbits!!
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Nockys method if you're out in the middle of nowhere, F&F's if you have neighbours...

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