Story: Rabbits

Stoat with rabbit kill

Stoat with rabbit kill

Despite their small size, stoats are aggressive hunters and readily kill young rabbits. Unfortunately, they have also taken a great toll on New Zealand’s native ground-dwelling birds, killing young chicks and eating eggs.

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Robert Peden, 'Rabbits - Using predators for control', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 17 May 2022)

Story by Robert Peden, published 24 Nov 2008