Shock over demise of rabbits

PUBLISHED: 11:35 07 September 2007 | UPDATED: 15:14 12 May 2010

I HAVE always considered Therfield Heath as one of Royston s greatest attractions. The paths and shrub-land are well kept and the practice of sheep-grazing encourages a variety of flowers and rare butterflies. One of my pleasures is to take my granddaug

I HAVE always considered Therfield Heath as one of Royston's greatest attractions.

The paths and shrub-land are well kept and the practice of sheep-grazing encourages a variety of flowers and rare butterflies.

One of my pleasures is to take my granddaughter for a nature-walk to enjoy the birds and bunnies.

It was, therefore, a considerable shock when venturing on our favorite path the other day, instead of seeing sprightly baby-rabbits scuttling away we encountered a number of dazed looking individuals and a few which were clearly dying.

What had happened to our rabbit-families? The horrors of mixamatoses spring to mind.

One would have thought that foxes, hawks and the A505 together would control the rabbit-population without resorting to this kind of mass-murder.

We would like to keep the lovely heath-land as a nature reserve, where all kinds of animals could freely exist.

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