Rabbits seem to be a growing problem in urban and peri-urban areas around Australia. They cause problems ranging from raiding the veggie patch to undermining houses and sheds, and they can cause significant stress for the people affected. It is not just the physical damage they inflict but also the personal stress of having to deal with them when an acceptable solution may be difficult to find, and there might be diverse views amongst neighbours to work through.
Rabbit-Free Australia is hosting a trial forum for rabbit managers as an opportunity for them to share ideas and hopefully find some common solutions.
Recent reports from ABC News provide a few examples of rabbits in backyards and grounds: