661-Pete wrote:I didn't say, I love rabbits. Quite the opposite, I think they're a pest too.PDQ Mobile wrote:I do not share this love of the rabbit.
It is a pretty destructive beasty if one farms or gardens. Though quite tasty.
But I was making the point that they're here to stay, and they have helped to shape our present-day landscape as we know it. Keeping the numbers down is fine (which is why we need more foxes out in the countryside, rather than foraging rubbish bins in the cities). Totally exterminating the rabbit population, on the other hand, is not on.
I agree and I didn't mean to misquote.
Indeed some places in Europe have reintroduced the Wolf, Lynx and Bear. Quite successfully and sometimes in (or near) areas of moderate human population.
The Wolf has proved the most contentious, not surprisingly, perhaps, though I can't see the average Welsh Sheep Farmer going for it.
I am pretty sure the Lynx would "do" for a fair few rabbits though.