"The introduction of a few (24) rabbits could do little harm and might provide a touch of home, in addition to a spot of hunting" so said Thomas Austin in 1859.
How wrong he was! Looking at the shot below would you have spotted it? I didn't but P did! They are so darned cute with their big ears and twitchy noses but since that fateful introduction they began breeding.. like rabbits! Despite the building of the 3256km Rabbit proof fence (an interesting read) between 1901-1907 rabbits are now a declared pest in WA causing much damage to coastal dune vegetation. A successful rabbit control program carried out at various points along the coast concluded in a 92% reduction, if you want to know how read here. In a totally irrational way I'm kind of glad this fella survived :) Happy Thursday, take care and stay safe.. P.s. I added a few other things spotted on our coast walk, Perthites are so enthusiastically energetic at 6.00 am :)