Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Peter is causing Problems

I may have mentioned that we have a small rabbit (Peter) in our yard that is eating his way daily through our garden. Steven has decided he must go. As much as I think he is "cute", I agree. He must find a new home, because our garden vegetables and Peter are not co-existing.

Steven spent the better part of his free time last week trying to chase Peter from beneath the porch. He then took Tiptoe out in the yard for rabbit-chasing-practice. I wish I had actual photos of this. He said he walked around the yard holding Tiptoe and then would set her down and try to get her to see Peter and chase him out the hole in the fence. As you can imagine, this worked amazingly well. Except Peter is still in our yard.


This small horse might be able to help us,
but I am doubtful at this point.

I thought about enlisting Lisa's help, but am afraid of what might become of Peter should she succeed in catching him.

Steven's other idea was to gather the "moving crew" and perhaps in large numbers we could out-wit Peter and move him to a new home.

13 comments:

D said...

Do NOT let Lisa near Peter. She's evil!!!! :P

Bandobras said...

There's no reason Peter and your vegetables can't get along together.
There is a simple one word solution to the problem.

Hasenpfeffer

Oldman said...

try a rabbit snare....

http://www.ehow.com/how_2310961_make-rabbit-snare.html

t-odd said...

See if Elmer Fudd is available. No wait, he never did get that waskawy wabbit. I get the feeling Peter might not make through the season.

FLATOUT JIM said...

I'm sure if people knew what a snare was, you would be scorned.

If people knew what Hasenpfeffer was, you would be scorned.

Roo said...

Hey- I am NOT evil. Plus, those kind of rabbits aren't good eatin' anyway.......

ADC said...

Ha ha Steven looks like he is concentrating. Looove that dog, Keep Peter, he is cute.

Chloe said...

Best bet would be the moving crew - throw in some beer and it will be a rabbit chasing party!!

Kathleen @ ForgingAhead said...

How about laying out a trail of carrots that lead to a carrier and relocating the little furball to a nice park miles away?

Running and living said...

Any neighbours with vegetable gardens, better than yours? Just kidding:) Ana-Maria

Natalie said...

Live trap Peter and release him somewhere out away from your home! I agree, rabbits and gardens do not mix! Although I've had more problems with deer in mine - darn things can ruin a garden and the landscaping in one night, especially if they bring their friends with!

rocketpants said...

Cute but a total pain. Good luck in getting him out of there.

Ordinarylife said...

Call in the movers. Have a Parting with Peter party?