Story: Rabbits

Digging up rabbit holes (1st of 3)

Digging up rabbit holes

One of the earliest methods of rabbit control was simply to dig up burrows and kill the young rabbits – but this had little impact when their numbers were increasing at an enormous rate.

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Archives New Zealand - Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
Reference: AANR 6329 55 A 33225

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Robert Peden, 'Rabbits - Controlling rabbits with poison', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 March 2023)

Story by Robert Peden, published 24 Nov 2008