By F Fenner B Fantini
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The Darling Downs black soil and the predominance of summer rainfall do not suit rabbits. However, not all the DDMRB is black soil and rabbits do survive and are a significant pest just outside the fence … the wool clip of a shire [inside the fence] was from 10% to 17% higher than that of a shire just outside the fence. There was no difference between the shires in wool clip during a period when there was a concerted [rabbit] control effort outside the fence. On high value land, rabbit-proof fencing is still useful in keeping rabbits out of properties from which they have been eradicated, usually by myxomatosis followed by poisoning and ripping.
He often held shooting parties, and in 1867 Prince Alfred, Duke of Biological Control 02 20 25/5/99 1:27 pm Page 20 Chapter 2 Edinburgh, participated in a successful shoot there (Fig. 6). Aided by the opening up of land for sheep farming, by this time they had spread 55 kilometres to the east and 20 kilometres to the north-west of Austin’s property. Most of the landed gentry continued to encourage further liberations, but a few people foresaw what might happen. Thus in 1869 a member of the Victorian Parliament, Mr Connor, prophesied that ‘the rabbit nuisance in this colony promised to be as great as that of the locusts in the land of Egypt’, and unsuccessfully moved to introduce control measures into the Local Government Bill.
Biological Control of Vertebrate Pests: by F Fenner B Fantini