Rabbit poisoning for the Jerrabomberra Wetlands

Young_wild_rabbit

Young_wild_rabbit

TERRITORY and Municipal Services are warning that they’re about to start poisoning the rabbits on the eastern shores of Lake Burley Griffin.

“Rabbits will be controlled using carrots coated in the 1080 poison placed inside small cages, from late April. This method is widely used throughout Australia to control rabbit populations,” Senior Ranger, Jerrabomberra Wetlands, Michael Maconachie, said.

“The program commences with the distribution of un-poisoned feed to attract rabbits to specific areas. The 1080 poison will not be laid until after the school holidays.”

TAMS assures us the control program is essential for the wellbeing of native wildlife.

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