We have had a bit of a rabbit infestation of late, and they've been eating our flowers and plants. I've seen up to four of them at a time in our yard, tamer than squirrels, with practically no fear (for a rabbit). So in desperation, I asked to borrow Heather's stepfather's BB gun, which incidentally appears to me to be the exact model that Bells and Shemp had as kids, so I was well-versed in its operation.
Last night was my first attempt at using it, and I wasn't quite sure that I wanted to do anything more than scare or lightly wound them, though I wasn't sure that would do much good, rabbit memories being what they are. Anyway, there were two of them lounging around in the yard, and I went out there. I fired a few shots at a few pumps each, missing each time, only succeeding in making them move a few feet. Finally I got annoyed and pumped it six or seven times, aimed carefully, and pulled the trigger. I'm not going to lie, I feel terrible: when the rabbit was hit, it reared up on its hind legs and toppled over backwards. I couldn't believe it was such a clean kill. Within seconds, he wasn't moving or noticeably breathing anymore.
I waited till morning to clean him up and snapped this shot just before bagging him. I don't know if I want to shoot any more rabbits, but I also don't want them destroying the plants in my yard either. Any suggestions?