Courtyard Villa Gate/Rabbits

Courtyard Villa Gate/Rabbits

Notices

» Site Navigation
Home Page The Villages Maps The Villages Activities The Villages Clubs The Villages Book Healthcare Rentals Real Estate Section Classified Section The Villages Directory Home Improvement Site Guidelines Advertising Info Register Now Video Tutorials Frequently Asked Questions
» Newsletter Signup
» Premium Tower
» Advertisements
» Trending News
» Tower Sponsors




















» Premium Sponsors
» Banner Sponsors
» Advertisements
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Courtyard Villa Gate/Rabbits
  #1  
Old 01-08-2019, 02:59 PM
scoreboard scoreboard is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 113
Default Courtyard Villa Gate/Rabbits

We had a rabbit get into our back yard and munch on our plantings. Do not know if it was because the gate latch is worthless and the gate opened, or the rabbit got under the gate.

Is there gate latch that can be attached to the outside of the gate so the mowing people can open the gate? The gate has an edge that extends so it is not even with the gate door, so a sliding bolt would not work as it is not a flat surface. Currently are using a bungee cord to insure the gate stays closed.

Would anyone know how small a gap a rabbit is able to squeeze through?

Is there something that can be attached to the bottom of the gate to eliminate the gap at the bottom of the gate?

Thanks
Reply With Quote

Courtyard Villa Gate/Rabbits
  #2  
Old 01-08-2019, 03:08 PM
Psa1000 Psa1000 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Posts: 35
Default Courtyard Villa Gate/Rabbits

Rabbits squeeze through very small spaces easily. I just read it can fit through a space as small as 3 inches.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Last edited by Psa1000; 01-08-2019 at 03:14 PM.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #3  
Old 01-08-2019, 03:28 PM
graciegirl's Avatar
graciegirl graciegirl is offline
Sage
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: From Ohio, now happily live in Laurel Valley
Posts: 35,755
Default

So far the score on this issue;

Villagers 8

Rabbits 487 Million.
__________________
I have to be myself, everyone else is taken.

Last edited by graciegirl; 01-08-2019 at 08:01 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 01-08-2019, 03:45 PM
vintageogauge vintageogauge is offline
Gold member
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: village of Fenney, Ford City, Pa., and Hudson, Ohio
Posts: 1,055
Default

Buy a small have-a-heart trap and try to catch it for relocation, probably more than one running around.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 01-08-2019, 04:10 PM
bagboy bagboy is online now
Gold member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 1,287
Default

You might try a sign ...

no rabbits sign - Google Search
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 01-08-2019, 05:13 PM
Nucky's Avatar
Nucky Nucky is offline
Sage
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Posts: 7,710
Default

What's Up Doc? Duck Season, Wabbit Season!
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 01-08-2019, 05:38 PM
redwitch's Avatar
redwitch redwitch is online now
Sage
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 9,026
Default

Rabbits can pretty much squeeze under anything. They’re kinda like cats — if they can fit their head through, the body will find a way to follow. The latch won’t make a bit of difference. Chicken wire is your best bet, but not just at gate — you’re going to have to pretty much do it around the perimeter of the fence and at least 6 inches into the ground. Rabbits are pretty good burrowers.
__________________
Army/embassy brat - traveled too much to mention
Moved here from SF Bay Area (East Bay)

"There are only two ways to live your life: One is as though nothing is a miracle; the other is as though everything is a miracle." Albert Einstein
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 01-08-2019, 07:20 PM
Two Bills Two Bills is offline
Veteran member
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Posts: 609
Default

Rehome a retired greyhound, and give them the run of your yard!
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 01-08-2019, 07:39 PM
Topspinmo's Avatar
Topspinmo Topspinmo is offline
Sage
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Oregon Mo. St Joesph mo, ft worth tx, Omaha neb., upper heyford UK, Clovis NM, OKC.
Posts: 4,013
Default

If you have rock yard they just dig under the PVC fence. If you look along the fence on both side sod the yard you should see small gap at bottom. If you just push the rocks back they will just move them out of the way and come in. Trap and relocate probably you’re best option once they learn how to get in. Usually rabbits don’t last too long. Between hawks, owls, coyotes, bobcats, and foxes soon or later the problem will go away
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 01-08-2019, 07:41 PM
billethkid's Avatar
billethkid billethkid is online now
Sage
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 15,737
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by vintageogauge View Post
Buy a small have-a-heart trap and try to catch it for relocation, probably more than one running around.
There is NEVER just one rabbit!
__________________
"Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it"...Mark Twain
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
gate, rabbit, attached, bottom, gap

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:57 PM.