The European rabbit is in the top 10 of invasive species around the world. This is quite an achievement for such an innocent-looking creature. Despite this, they remain vastly underestimated.
I have pretty much dedicated my life to controlling rabbits in a wide range of environments across the UK and beyond. I have a lot of admiration for the creature; it’s had everything thrown at it, from a variety of control methods to man-made diseases, yet it still comes back for more. It has contributed to the demise of other species and re-landscaped countless swathes of land. I have said this before, but based on first-hand experience I cannot help but think they would be the only species to survive a nuclear bomb – other than cockroaches, of course.
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