Kōrero: Rabbits

Overrun by rabbits

Overrun by rabbits

Rabbit populations can become very dense in suitable conditions. This 1997 photograph of rabbits near Wānaka, Central Otago, gives some idea of the numbers that can build up. The vegetation in the foreground has been completely stripped, exposing the soil to erosion. Even if the rabbits were eradicated, this land would be slow to recover.

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Otago Daily Times
Photograph by Stephen Jaquiery

Permission of the Otago Daily Times must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Robert Peden, 'Rabbits - The spread of rabbits in New Zealand', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/15248/overrun-by-rabbits (accessed 20 November 2019)

He kōrero nā Robert Peden, i tāngia i te 24 Nov 2008