Story: Rabbits

Ferret

Ferret

Ferrets spread through most of New Zealand after they were released in the mid-1870s. Like stoats, they have had a disastrous effect on native bird life. To make matters worse, mustelids (ferrets, stoats and weasels) have had little success in controlling rabbits.

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Robert Peden, 'Rabbits - Using predators for control', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/15265/ferret (accessed 1 June 2020)

Story by Robert Peden, published 24 Nov 2008