Rabbits and hares are browsing animals that can cause great damage to newly planted seedlings, trees and vegetables.
Rabbits and hares browse on the young shoots of all sorts of plants. Hares will strip the bark from newly planted trees. Both can cause great damage in garden particularly in rural areas of New Zealand. They are also a food source for introduced predators such as mustelids (ferrets, stoats, weasels).
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