Rabbits with lawn mower?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by SoloSulkySurfer, Apr 19, 2007.

  1. SoloSulkySurfer

    SoloSulkySurfer LawnSite Member
    Messages: 224

    How many baby rabbits do you guys hit a year with your mowers. The little guys sure are good at hiding until its to late. Last year I ran over 2 nests and 4 baby bunnies.:cry: Luckily the customers werent home. The year before I was helping a friend with his accounts and hit one with a line trimmer which threw the poor wounded rabbit ten feet. The customer happened to see it and came running out of the house. I felt bad but had no idea it was there.(coming from a life long hunter that has rabbit hunted)
  2. mc24034

    mc24034 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 154

    I hadnt hit any rabbits in the last 3 years and I was mowing a property the other day and all at once 3 baby rabbits shot out the discharge. It was absolutely gross.... but what can you do. THats all i got.
  3. kleankutslawn

    kleankutslawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,185

    don't run into that probem here in tampa,at least i haven't
  4. Travis E

    Travis E LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,761

    I was mowing at my neighbors the other day and a baby one was infront so i scared it off..I will usually hit them at my house if I have the chance because we have a problem with them eating our shrubs...but since the neighbor had young kids, I did not hit it.
  5. Pastaboy62

    Pastaboy62 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 362

    Last year I was a couple feet from running over a nest but I found it in time. Thank God, there was about four baby rabbits there and I didn't want to see them coming out of the discharge chute.
  6. Mark in MD

    Mark in MD LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 322

    So far I haven't hit any. A few times, they have come running out, but somehow they missed the blades.

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