Cottontail Rabbits in Relation to Trees and Farm Crops

Farmers' Bulletin 702

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Author: D. Lantz
Published: 1916
Language: English
Wordcount: 5,200 / 23 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 60.8
LoC Category: S
Downloads: 371
Added to site: 2010.11.25
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Genre: Non-fiction
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a narrow drag or scraper. Along such runs or the dead furrows of plowed fields rabbits habitually travel. Baits may be placed on the ground or elevated on short sticks along the path, and should be looked after with care. ~Any baits left after poisoning operations are finished should be destroyed.~

For poisoning rabbits in winter or during droughts the following formula is recommended: Good oats, 12 quarts; powdered strychnine, 1 ounce; laundry starch, 1 tablespoonful; soda (bicarbonate), 1 ounce; saccharine, 1/8 ounce; water, 1 quart. Mix the starch with 1/2 pint of cold water. Pour this into 1-1/2 pints of boiling water and continue the boiling for a minute or two until the starch is clear. Mix the dry strychnine and soda in a small pan and sift it over the hot starch, stirring thoroughly to form a smooth paste. Add the saccharine and stir again. Pour the mixture over the oats in a metal tub, mixing until all the grain is wet. Allow the oats to dry before distributing. Not over a tablespoonful of th

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