Step 6: Hasenpfeffer!
Place the completed trap in a location where the rabbits will find it. I put mine next to the fence where I saw them coming into my yard. Rabbits come out just after dawn and just before dusk, so check the trap twice a day. In the first 2 days I caught 2 small rabbits which I relocated to a more suitable home. I know there are more but they haven't come into my yard since, I think they got scared away when their brothers disappeared. My neighbor had been using a $60 commercial cage trap for 4 months without catching anything, and I caught 2 in 2 days with my recycle bin!
Surprisingly, after lifting the box the rabbits sat motionless long enough to be photographed before running off into the woods.
July 23, 2010 - finally caught rabbit #3 (4th photo). In this photo you can see that I taped some bricks to the sides of the box to make it heavier. One day I found the trap down but slightly out from between the side rails, and empty, I thought that an adult rabbit might have got caught and was strong enough to escape, so I decided to make the box heavier.
August 16, 2010 - caught a mouse! It was great to find out that the release mechanism is sensitive enough to do that. I had removed the bricks by this time (actually the tape gave out and they fell off).