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An open letter to rabbits

Dearest rabbits who live in my yard,

It looks like spring has finally arrived, and that means it's time to start thinking about planting a garden. In my mind's eye, this garden has tomatoes, peppers, sugar snap peas, and some colorful, aromatic flowers.

But year after year, my little happy vision is disrupted by you!  Oh, you look so cute and innocent with that twitchy little nose and that funny little way you have of hopping across my yard.  But I know what you're up to. I know your modus operandi, you Sylvilagus floridanus.

You're going to eat whatever I plant. Even if it's a flower you don't want to eat, you'll snap it off and leave the dead remains lying askew, taunting me.

If I put up a fence, you'll eat through the plastic to get to whatever I'm trying to protect.

If I scatter dog hair in the area of my garden, you'll laugh a silent bunny laugh as you munch away on my crops.

If I buy an expensive anti-rabbit spray, you'll carry on unabated.

So Mr. and or Mrs. Rabbit (and family), what will it take for you to allow me my gardening dream?  Could I plant a special carrot patch just for you? Is it cold hard cash that you're after?

Please respond as soon as possible, before I make a trip to the nursery.

Sincerely,
 
Kitty


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05/06/2013 11:32AM
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05/06/2013 2:51PM
Rabbits
Your link showed up on my Facebook page. :-) Electric fences. They do no real damage to the rabbits, but the bunnies really do not return to get their little noses zapped again. http://www.premier1supplies.com/wildlife/species.php Galaxies 'n Nebulae
05/06/2013 10:05PM
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Blood Meal is an effective deterrent as well as a fertilizer.It is readily available.
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