As if snow gums didn’t have enough to contend with as temperatures rise, rabbits are now an additional pressure. Ken Green of Australia’s National Parks and Wildlife Service has discovered rabbits living above the winter snowline, by grazing on the leaves of snow gums regenerating after bushfires. To learn about theories on how rabbits have managed to digest the generally unpalatable leaves see the article from New Scientist.
Rabbits add pressure on snow gums
Posted in About Rabbits, Awareness, Research and tagged grazing pressure, native vegetation impacts, rabbit grazing, snow gums.