How Do I Set Rabbit Snares?

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How Do I Set Rabbit Snares?
Snaring is a good way for people to catch rabbits. (Jupiterimages/ Images)

Many people think of pets when they think of rabbits. But the reality is that rabbits can be nuisances, especially when they get into gardens and flower beds. In those situations, people may use snares to catch the problematic rabbits. Rabbits also make a tasty meal, so some people snare them, skin them and eat them. Whatever the reason for targeting rabbits, the process of setting the snare is the same.

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Things you need

  • Snare wire
  • Stake
  • Hammer
  • Carrot

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  1. 1

    Cut a piece of 12- to 14-gauge wire so it is 24 inches long.

  2. 2

    Create a small loop in one end of the wire. To do so, twist the wire around itself five or six times. The loop you make should be just large enough for the wire to fit through it.

  3. 3

    Select a spot to snare rabbits and drive a stake in the ground. Good places are around brush piles and near gardens and flower beds. If there is an obvious trail, set the snare in the middle of the trail.

  4. 4

    Insert the wire into the small loop and pull it out the other side. Twist the free end of the wire around the stake so it is attached solidly.

  5. 5

    Push the small loop up or down the snare wire to create a loop that is 4 inches in diameter.

  6. 6

    Bend the wire so the bottom of the snare loop is 2 inches above the ground.

  7. 7

    Place small pieces of carrot on both sides of the snare loop.

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