Story: Rabbits

Rabbit warren

Rabbit warren

Rabbits prefer to make their warrens in sandy banks. This hill face in Gibbston valley, Central Otago, is riddled with burrows, and much of the vegetation has been destroyed. Heavy rainfall would continue the damage started by the rabbits’ burrowing and overgrazing, and could lead to soil erosion.

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Reference: AANR 6329 K3814

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Robert Peden, 'Rabbits - Rabbits’ impact on farming', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 6 June 2023)

Story by Robert Peden, published 24 Nov 2008