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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Rabbits Threatening Iron Age Mound on Small Hebridean Island



From The Telegraph:

 

A Hebridean Island which spent £600,000 getting rid of rats has now become over-run with rabbits


"We don't want the rats back - but the rabbits have become a major problem. They are threatening our archaeology which goes back 8000 years here. An Iron Age mound is a particularly target for them. It is a scheduled monument but it is being burrowed into by the rabbits and being eroded.

"Stone Age huts and dykes from the Clearances are having their foundations destroyed. They are in people's gardens - and being so far away from the mainland we rely a lot on growing our own vegetables.
"The only thing that are happy are the sea eagles. They have been having a real feast but obviously nowhere near keeping up with the rabbit population."

Get the whole of this article here.


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