For one reason or another I have found myself in need of a easy live trap for various small animals. This includes furry garden invaders, escaped pets, unwanted attic inhabitants and perhaps the holiday being know as the easter bunny.

Step 1: The Materials

Materials needed

- Wood,

The dimensions of the the cut pieces are below.

(2) 0.75"x6"x16" SIDE
(2) 0.75"X8"X16" TOP/BOTTOM
(1) 0.75"X6"X6" DOOR
(1) 0.75"X8"X8" BACK

I would recommend using treated lumber (fence planks are rough and cheap).

I used plywood that I had left over in my garage, I don't recommend it. (Nailing into the end of plywood is a real pain).

- Fish line, paracord, wire,

-Really any thin strong line with little stretch,

-Small nails or wood screws-

1.25" long should be fine


I reused a hinge from an amorie door, I spring loaded self closing hinge would be a good revision on this part.

-Rubber band

any kind of elastic could work for this

That is horrible, poor bunnies.
<p>the bunnies are alive in the box.</p>
i would think rabbit wouldnt go into a dark box but the do?
yes they do, rabbits love dark, enclosed spaces, you forget they live in burrows.
depending on where you live and the Rabbit species will determine if they burrow or not. cottontails and hares do not burrow.. have lived in Va. NC. Ga Tn and Ky.. mostly cotton tails they nest above ground.
good point
yes, we have lots of rabbits at our house.
I made one and it came out great. i made a few changes and added a couple of things (longer box, magnets for the front door, handle, feet/legs). The rogue squirrel which was living high on the hog on my property was nabbed the first time I set it out within an hour. sayonara sucker. Of course I let him go on the other side of town in a good spot. He got a chance that ninety nine out of a hundred rednecks wouldn't have give him. Thanks for the project!
not sayonara, sianara.
what?<br />
it is spelled sianara.
omae nihongo nani mo shiranai kuseni nani ittendayo!!!<br /> sayonara!<br />
Guys, transliterations, <em>by definition</em>, have no &quot;correct&quot; spellings! There are definitely worse ways and better ways to transliterate something, but that doesn't mean one way is more correct than the other.<br>
Sayonara<br>is the correct spelling
Not in this universe. <br> <br> http://www.thefreedictionary.com/sayonara <br> <br> sa&middot;yo&middot;na&middot;ra (s-n&auml;r) interj. Goodbye. [Japanese saynara : say, thus (sa, that + y, appearance from Middle Chinese jiang) + nara, if it be, indeed.]
forgot pic.
that is sweet
awesome, i like the camo
i made one of these and let me tell ya you are brilliant for coming up with this design i caught a chipmunk within 10 minutes of setting it and then after releasing the chipmunk i caught it again within 5 lol.<br />
&nbsp;Heres my metal version to catch squirrels.
i made some thing like this when i was 11, i used a mouse trap to hold the string that held the door up, and attached a carrot to some fishing line to the mouse trap. rabbit want, bait rabit pull bait, door close and rabbit is caught.<br />
where i used to live, you just waited a few days and a rabbit would come to an easy to catch spot and my friends and i used old soccer nets to snag them
But did you catch anything, it would work better if it was wire mesh, they sell these in the store you know....
yes i did also check out the other comments
Keep in mind though these are wild bunnies, and occasionally you may catch someones lost house pet, but its best not to keep the rabbits.
but did u catch anything?
The trap is great. I shoot the metal piece with my bb gun to see if the door shut ,all the time. m thanks
i just hid 1 up at a golf coase were they have a rabbit problem and i caught 3 in one week end 1 friday night ,1 saturday morning ,and one sunday morning it was a great success and i showed the owners that i got three with out using there profesianaly made ones ...thanks mate!
so why are we trapping them?
various reasons my grandfather used to use them to train beagles to track. Also if you want them gone but dont want to kill them.
Why wouldn't you want to kill them they taste great.
how would like to be trapped and killed and eaten >:(
Thankfully us humans don't have a whole lot to worry about in that respect, being on the top of the food chain and all. Yeah, I know there are rare cases now and then of animals killing us, but you'll notice that when lions or other large animals kill a person they very rarely ever actually eat them. Even when they had time and a chance to eat them.
its fun
Coz it's fun??
To my experience rabbits prefer Banana's, and I'm less likely to catch a badger.
Do we have any proof that this actually works. I guess i'm asking about catching wild rabbits, because they're smarter.
yea its worked for me before
Take a picture of real proof. (Live Evidence).
Heres mine!
SWEET I am so making this
this is so cool i want a bunny:)
I would make a snap-up, just break the branches off of a young sapling thats about 6-10 ft. tall get to sticks that make a T on one end, stick the longer of the 2 into the ground a couple of ft. away from the bottom of sapling, then with the other stick attach a rope to the end opposite of the T and attach to top of the sapling give it about 2ft. of rope so long as the sapling doesn't break when hooked onto other stick. then run a thin piece of rope or fishing line of the stick attached to sapling, tie a slip-knot on the end and place on ground held by 2 twigs. when rabbit runs through it pulls one stick of the other releasing the sapling so that it pulls the rabbit up into the air. XD *WARNING* This trap will most likely KILL the animal caught in it, and IF YOU KILL IT YOU EAT IT. Then, on the other hand if proves non-lethal and you want to keep as a pet chances are it's not gonna like you. :)
the only thing i have caught in the past was a few possums.
My bunni is called Mr. Bun Bun
also used to catch skunks. Hmmm....
ha cute lookin bunny
fluffy! the alien that only loves! (Any red vs blue fans here?)

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