How to Trap a Rabbit. You've worked hard sowing your garden and watching it grow only to have rabbits come in for a snack at the crack of dawn and nibble it down to nothing. Nothing can be more frustrating to a gardener. Desperate times call for desperate measures and it's time to find those rabbits a new home. A humane, live trap will work well if you know how and when to place it.
How to Trap a Rabbit
Track the paths used by the rabbits to enter your garden area or around your yard where they've been chewing and causing damage to plants. If your garden is fenced in, try to find the entry point the rabbits have been using.
Purchase or make a live rabbit trap. A one-door cage trap is terrific and can usually be found at a feed supply store.
Place the trap at the entry point to your garden or along the trail they've been following around the yard.
Bait the trap with dandelions, leafy greens, carrots or tempting rabbit snacks from a pet supply store.
Set the baited trap in place during active times for rabbits such as dusk and dawn.
Monitor the trap so you can release the rabbit as soon as possible after it has been caught.
Relocate the rabbit to a park or other rural location and release it. Repeat steps 3 through 7 until you notice a significant decline in rabbit population as evidenced by a flourishing garden.