Rabbit Control

 

We carry out most of our Rabbit Control requirements with Live Catch traps or Long/Purse Nets. We use long nets where a warren is located in a hedge row or bank and purse nets where a warren is located in open ground.

Most of the warrens are in hedge rows or bramble patches in the West Country.

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The idea of the nets is to catch any rabbits that have been chased/bolted from a warren, we use Polecats to do the chasing.

 

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We use Live Catch traps in areas where we cannot set nets which allows us to release any non-target species.
There are times when the use of a spring trap is needed and for this we will use a Body Grip or Fenn trap.

 

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Rabbit Facts

Oryctolagus Cuniculus - European Rabbit.

Introduced into the UK in the 11th century from North Africa.

Live in warrens.

There is a dominant Buck and Doe within the warren.

Most active at night.

Grey and brown in colour

They weigh between 1 and 2.5 kilos.

Males are Bucks.

Females are Does.

They get most water from their food.

They can live in the wild 1 to 3 years.

They re-ingest their droppings.

Estimated 40 to 45 million population.

Gestation is 28 to 31 days.

Average of 5 kits per litter.

Can breed after 3.5 months.

They breed every 4 to 6 weeks.

They come into season and mate immediately after giving birth.

They give birth away from the warren in a short blank tunnel.

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