The rabbiter had several tools of trade. He had a team of dogs to hunt and run down rabbits, a shovel to dig up rabbit holes and, in his shoulder bag, he had ferrets to put down rabbit holes to either kill or flush out the rabbits. This rabbiter has dug up a burrow containing several young rabbits. Such methods were slow and ineffective when rabbits were increasing at a rapid rate.
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Archives New Zealand - Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
Reference: AANR 6329 55 A 33225
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