A few nights ago I got up at 1:00 AM to let a dog with tummy trouble out. I didn't have my glasses on, but I could see the two white bunny bodies dancing and leaping on the side yard, illuminated by moonlight. They certainly looked happy.
I put an end to THAT!
Lured by juicy apple slices, some special food and hay, I caught both ladies in the trap again today. Though they have been snagged in this trap several times now, they don't seem to learn from the error of their ways.
They are now on lock down in a large dog crate in the garage. I call their new set up, "Land of the Certain Lunch." I am not sure they found enough food to eat when they were on the loose (though I did put food out for them,) but here they have nothing to do in their small enclosure except eat and nap. No more moonlight dances, no exploring the yard and pasture, no digging tunnels under my porch, no illicit rendezvous with escaped boy rabbits. I can't help but feel sorry for them. Extra carrots for everyone!