Cart, piled with rabbit skins, New South Wales, Australia. If myxomatosis & calicivirus with a genetically modified virus were to make its way into wild populations in areas such as Australia, it could create a population boom, as those diseases are the most serious threats to rabbit survival. Rabbits in Australia & New Zealand are considered to be such a pest that land owners are legally obliged to control them.

Cart, piled with rabbit skins, New South Wales, Australia. If myxomatosis & calicivirus with a genetically modified virus were to make its way into wild populations in areas such as Australia, it could create a population boom, as those diseases are the most serious threats to rabbit survival. Rabbits in Australia & New Zealand are considered to be such a pest that land owners are legally obliged to control them.

Border Leicester sheep | The Border Leicester is a breed of sheep originating in England. Border Leicesters are polled, long-wooled sheep. Though large in size and robust, they are also docile. The breed has been exported to other sheep producing regions such as Australia and the U.S.

Border Leicester sheep | The Border Leicester is a breed of sheep originating in England. Border Leicesters are polled, long-wooled sheep. Though large in size and robust, they are also docile. The breed has been exported to other sheep producing regions such as Australia and the U.S.

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An allegory of colonisation, represented by the arrival of rabbits in Australia, as viewed by native Australian animals, this book examines ...

An allegory of colonisation, represented by the arrival of rabbits in Australia, as viewed by native Australian animals, this book examines ...

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European Rabbit - photo by JJ Harrison, via Wikipedia;  The Leporidae (hares and rabbits) family includes twenty-eight species of rabbit and cottontail, and thirty species of hare. Leporidae are members of the taxonomic order Lagomorph, along with the pika.

European Rabbit - photo by JJ Harrison, via Wikipedia; The Leporidae (hares and rabbits) family includes twenty-eight species of rabbit and cottontail, and thirty species of hare. Leporidae are members of the taxonomic order Lagomorph, along with the pika.

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Maze Haven (upside view).  Great for buns (ferrets and rats too).  Available from: http://www.busybunny.com/catalog/gimme-shelter.htm  or in Australia: http://bunnyworld.com.au/prod27.htm

Maze Haven (upside view). Great for buns (ferrets and rats too). Available from: http://www.busybunny.com/catalog/gimme-shelter.htm or in Australia: http://bunnyworld.com.au/prod27.htm

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The Bilby: Not a rabbit, the very cute bilby is an a nocturnal, burrowing marsupial which lives in dry areas of central Australia. Recognized as a endangered species,  there has been success in rallying recovery by promoting the 'Easter Bilby'. http://pinterest.com/pin/2814818487278744/ Photo: Qld Parks and Wildlife #Bilby #Australia

The Bilby: Not a rabbit, the very cute bilby is an a nocturnal, burrowing marsupial which lives in dry areas of central Australia. Recognized as a endangered species, there has been success in rallying recovery by promoting the 'Easter Bilby'. http://pinterest.com/pin/2814818487278744/ Photo: Qld Parks and Wildlife #Bilby #Australia

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Long ago, European settlers brought rabbits to Australia as food and farm animals. Like other invasive species, the rabbits caused an ecological imbalance in the Australian outback.

Long ago, European settlers brought rabbits to Australia as food and farm animals. Like other invasive species, the rabbits caused an ecological imbalance in the Australian outback.

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Oh, how I love this. I had 8 cats at one time, 7 were strays and my son got 1 from his girlfriend at the time. Well, we moved to the busiest subdivision in the South and 2 were hit by cars and 3 more were sick. I wish I would of done something like this. What an awesome tunnel!

Oh, how I love this. I had 8 cats at one time, 7 were strays and my son got 1 from his girlfriend at the time. Well, we moved to the busiest subdivision in the South and 2 were hit by cars and 3 more were sick. I wish I would of done something like this. What an awesome tunnel!

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lilliputloft  --  in Australia   --  Inspired by the whimsical adventures that Alice encountered in Wonderland, this creation is hand made using felt and ribbons.  The White Rabbit is about to blow his trumpet, after reading out the song about the Knave of Hearts, to call Alice to the witness stand. Exquisitely adorable.

lilliputloft -- in Australia -- Inspired by the whimsical adventures that Alice encountered in Wonderland, this creation is hand made using felt and ribbons. The White Rabbit is about to blow his trumpet, after reading out the song about the Knave of Hearts, to call Alice to the witness stand. Exquisitely adorable.

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