Post Number: 25
|Posted on Friday, April 27, 2012 - 01:58 pm: |
We have an issue with Rabbits. Small, but many, they are. Other than that they eat all the flowers and leave little round objects all over the yard (enough to kill spots they use the most) - they attract those that view them as a potential meal. Namely Coyotes and Bobcats. We have them, a bit larger than the rabbits, coming into the neighborhood and in some cases folks have seen them in their backyards. What can we or the city do to get this under control before one of the larger predator types causes harm to a person? Some of us trap them and take them out to the country to get the food source away from our homes, but, we can not keep up with the reproductive rate.
Greg Carr, Code Enforcement Administrato
Post Number: 45
|Posted on Monday, May 07, 2012 - 12:16 pm: |
Trapping by residents is really the only option.
The predators that come in are nature’s way to balance. We monitor predators to make sure they don't become aggressive to humans. If that were to happen, we would intervene. There have been no negative interactions between predators and our residents.
Our residents like nice green yards and natural areas. Along with those come animals. That means it is going to be an ongoing effort. If we trapped all rabbits today, there would be a new batch in next week because of the available habitat.
Residents can borrow traps from the City. We will be glad to come out and pick up the animal and relocate them.
Residents can contact Animal Control at 972-832-5303 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Here is a link regarding rabbits. It gives some exclusion and repellant options. http://icwdm.org/handbook/mammals/mam_d75.pdf