The babies are in the livestock trough and Mamma Rabbit was in there too. I put a wire section of one part and a door over the other, which lets light in but keeps rain out. She escaped through the wire, but obviously she jumps back in to feed the babies. I tried to catch her again and did once, but she was gone again in a heartbeat and now, she stays far away from the babies. There are a few more females out there and I no longer know which she is. I hope to catch her feeding one day and lock her up with them, though until then, she is still a wild rabbit.
There are two litters under the old, old bachelor house which was later in the 60's a chicken coop and is no longer used because of contamination from the rotting interior. The roof leaks and the thing should be torn down..maybe this summer. The older litter has only two bunnies left that I have seen, however; the younger litter has at least 5. They were sunning themselves on the front step a few days ago, but as quick as a wink, upon seeing me, they were gone.
There is at least one if not two in the barn, or I should say under the barn. One Mamma Bunny dug a burrow and she guards it quite well, hiding nearby, but sometimes there are two females there so I am not sure if the other has a litter or not. There is one more in my yard that I am sure has a litter under the shed. We are being over run. I must catch the babies as they emerge from the burrows.
The mothers will be either caught or shot, but I don't have the heart to shoot the babies and they are very hard to catch. Possibly my friend will have some ideas how to trap them. They are sure cute, but never, NEVER, let them escape. Never. You can see the problem I am having already. Yikes!