Rabbits have been highly destructive in Otago – more so than in other South Island districts. This photograph taken in 1997 near Wānaka shows the numbers that can build up. The vegetation in the foreground has been completely stripped, exposing the soil to erosion.
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Otago Daily Times
Photograph by Stephen Jaquiery
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