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Know How To Spot A Rabbit's Nest? Learn What To Do About Babies In Your Yard

This time of year everyone is spending the weekend out in their garden, but while you're in the backyard you might notice some unwanted visitors. Even in the suburbs there are lots of wild animals, and odds are some will decide to be your new neighbors. This video from Canada's Ontario Wildlife Removal shows how to deal with one of the most common animal situations.

Wild rabbits, especially cottontails, will often build nests in people's yards. As you can see, it's hard to spot their homes unless you know what to look for.

A sturdy fence lined with chicken wire will keep them off your property, but once they've moved in things are more complicated.

Unless you know what to look for, these nests can be hard to spot.

The easiest way to deal with a rabbit nest is to wait them out. After a few weeks, the babies will be fully grown and move out, without causing much damage to your property.

You may worry that the mother rabbit has "abandoned" her babies, because you don't see her very often. In fact, rabbits leave the nest for most of the day, so it's normal not to notice any adults at all.

If you're still concerned that the nest has been abandoned, you can make a grid with some yarn over top. If the grid has been moved, you'll know the rabbits are being looked after.

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Posted by Ontario Wildlife Removal Inc on sábado, 27 de mayo de 2017

Whether you've seen any rabbits or not, be sure to check your lawn for any critters before you mow or rake it. If you happen to disturb a nest, just cover it up again and it shouldn't be a problem.

Now, if you notice a sick or injured animal on your property, that's another story. Call the local hotline for your area and let a professional deal with them.

If you're careful, sharing your lawn with some animals doesn't need to be stressful.

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