Story: Otago region

Rabbits

Rabbits

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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Malcolm McKinnon, 'Otago region - Climate, plants and animals', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/22624/rabbits (accessed 3 April 2020)

Story by Malcolm McKinnon, updated 1 May 2015