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This is war! Seriously! Bunnies beware!

"You don't tug on superman's cape, you don't spit into the wind, you don't pull the mask from the old long ranger" and you don't mess around with Mrs. Phactor by sitting there outside the breakfast nook window and eating her fancy tulips.  So let this be a warning to all lagomorph rodents, Mrs. Phactor all riled up is not someone to be trifled with.  By the time you had finished your tulip entree she was looking in the adverts to see if any "retired" greyhounds were available, you know, dogs with a name like Zap, or Flash, or Zip, or Bullet, or Death to Rabbits.  Yes, it's bad enough that you consume her flowers in her absence, but to sit there in full view and eat a bouquet of her tulips for breakfast, oh, that's a brazen bunny.  It's hard to get higher on the garden hit list than squirrels, but the bunnies this year are giving it a real go.  And TPP hasn't told her about the row of tulips you polished off behind the garden shed yet.  That could be the last straw.  Our wildlife friendly garden might become a bit less friendly.  Obviously the top predators are not doing their job, and need some help.  The joys of seeing a fox in the yard almost daily seem like such distant history (3 years ago), and the red-tailed hawks have not been seen now for a week.  Is someone out there offering them a better deal?  Nothing, nothing is better than tulip-fattened rabbit.  Top predators may send their applications to TPP.  We have immediate openings. 


Anonymous said...

My favorite whippet name is "Lash Rabbitsbane"

Beth at PlantPostings said...

Oh yeah. I feel your pain. As you know, they tore through my Lilac bushes during the winter. And I saw one munching on the Forsythia the other day. (I chased him away!) They've also been munching on a Hyacinth and some Hostas just poking through the soil. I'm not really surprised about these things, just angry. I need a dog (and a visiting fox, and a large owl, and ...) Good luck with your rabbit battles. They are ruthless!

Kraneia said...

Up at your local walmart, they have something called "RoPel". It has stuff in it you can't smell, but the rabbits, deer, and other munching critters find it horrible and avoid the area. I usually have to put some out every year, otherwise the squirrels bury stuff in my pots, and the groundhogs chew all the leaves off my rose bushes. can also make your own by soaking hot pepper flakes in water, and spraying the off limits stuff..couple of bites and your plants will be left alone.

....Or, if your neighbor has a dog, ask for the leftover hair next time fido gets a combing. Scatter the hair through your flower beds.

Good luck!