Demolition Rabbits

Rabbit threat:  Rabbit invasion puts Roman forts under siege.  Rabbit warrens are undermining the foundations of forts and other structures.  I love the last quote though!

"Ardoch is without question the best preserved Roman fort in Scotland, and it would be a tragedy if it too was to be destroyed by rabbits."  Mr Woolliscroft said that unless the population was brought under control, Ardoch would become "virtually useless" as an archaeological site.  Historic Scotland recently conducted an investigation into the damage done by rabbits and other mammals, and a spokesman said it was in negotiation with the owners of the fort in an attempt to reduce rabbit numbers.  "Many archaeological sites are protected by the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act. Unfortunately the Act is not widely understood in Scotland's rabbit warrens," he said.

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