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Tips for keeping rabbits from eating your yard
Tips for keeping rabbits from eating your yard

A rabbit in our yard is eating everything, including bark from the trees and shrubs. We have an enclosed yard, and he lives under a deck. How can we keep him from eating our plants? Can we get him out of the yard? You can deter rabbits from vegetable or flower gardens by erecting 2-foot chicken wire fencing held tight to the ground or buried several inches. Protect young trees with cylinders of 1/4-inch hardware cloth, use odor and taste repellents, and remove excess vegetation. If you cannot live with this rabbit, consider trapping. Contact the Nuisance Wildlife information line at 1-877-463-6497. This service is provided jointly by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources's...

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