Rabbit Plague

“THE introduction of a few rabbits could do little harm and might provide a touch of home, in addition to a spot of hunting,” said Thomas Austin, rather grandly, in 1859.  Upon arriving in Australia, Austin asked his nephew in England to send him “12 grey rabbits, five hares, 72 partridges and some sparrows” so he could continue his hobby of hunting.  For full story click here.