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Rabbits.


Common Form:
Rabbits (oryctolagus cuniculus)

Importance:
Rabbits cause damage by both digging and feeding. Rabbit burrows can undermine embankments and structures, causing collapse. Burrows can also damage the surfaces of golf courses, bowling greens and cricket pitches. Feeding damage by rabbits can be severe, market gardens and allotments can suffer seroius losses to their crops.

Control:
Control is achieved by either trapping or gassing, although in rural areas, shooting may be effective.