First rabbit caught in DOC200 trap – Jan 2015

  PICTURED: First rabbit caught in DOC200 trap – Jan 2015  

Rabbit incursion

By . Photography by Carol Nanning /DOC. 2016 march

The Department of Conservation has reported that rabbits were recently released illegally on pest-free Motukorea (Browns Island).

DNA analysis of four captured rabbits show they were not all related, suggesting there had been more than one release.

Wilful liberation of animal pest is a serious crime with a $50,000 fine and any suspicious behaviour should be reported to the DOC HOTline 0800 36 24 68.

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