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First for me #7157842
01/27/21 07:18 PM
01/27/21 07:18 PM
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I had a call last night from a woman that had a animal eating the wiring in her car. Two week ago her car would not start so she had it taken to a garage. They call her back and said something had shewed on her wiring.
She wanted to know if I could trap the critter, she said it was a rabbet. She had seen one near her car, and again it would not start. had to have to taken to the garage again. I see one set of rabbit tracks. Nothing else. One of the residents said he had see a rabbet in the day time.
My question is this common? The temp has been in the mid-20 with a new snow two days ago, about 6 inch.
I live in West Michigan


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Re: First for me [Re: Getting There] #7157858
01/27/21 07:27 PM
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Seems to be getting more common. Covering on the wire is made out of a soy bean product.

Re: First for me [Re: Getting There] #7158286
01/28/21 02:04 AM
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Yes I get calls for this. Groundhogs or mice.
Last spring a guy called me because his truck would not start. He opened the hood and saw a groundhog chewing. He even had time for photos. Huge bill for towing, labor, and a new wiring harness.
He owns a company that makes the plastic for wire insulation. He said they use soy bean oil to make the insulation remain flexible. I really laughed and told him that he deserved what he got. At first he did not see any humor. Then he understood and really laughed.

Re: First for me [Re: Getting There] #7158470
01/28/21 08:57 AM
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I have personally had rabbits chew my wires, including spark plugs. Opened the hood and one was sitting there,

Re: First for me [Re: Getting There] #7159392
01/28/21 06:48 PM
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What is your go to bait for winter rabbits, I am using salted apples. Cold right now mid-20's in the day time.


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Re: First for me [Re: Getting There] #7159467
01/28/21 07:31 PM
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Follow the tracks back to the den if possible.

Re: First for me [Re: EatenByLimestone] #7159535
01/28/21 08:10 PM
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Originally Posted by EatenByLimestone
Follow the tracks back to the den if possible.


That was the first thing I did, only a couple of track. I think I am in the right spot. No other tracks. Going to try a tube trap tomorrow.


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