Rabbit management after fire and flood is enhanced due to increased accessibility to warrens and reduced rabbit pressure. Fires burn the vegetation that harbours rabbits, making warren identification easier. Fire also reduces feed so remaining rabbits are more likely to consume bait. Flooding can make rabbit warrens in lower lying areas less habitable.
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PROS AND CONS
Fire and flood reduce rabbit populations and increase accessibility to warrens.
Post fire and flood, native animals may be looking for food sources and shelter so extra care should be taken when planning a rabbit management program.
Landholders must also be careful to avoid further damage to the environment (including waterways) and Aboriginal cultural heritage sites when using machinery.
Be aware of your legal obligations and obtain the necessary permits. If you are unsure, seek advice from Agriculture Victoria, Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, Aboriginal Victoria or your local council.
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Cultural Heritage Awareness
Landholders must be careful to avoid further damage to the environment (including waterways) and Aboriginal cultural heritage sites when using machinery. Be aware of your legal obligations and obtain the necessary permits. Aboriginal Cultural Heritage may be found during works at any time, at any place. If suspected heritage is discovered, work is to cease and a Preliminary Report Form must be completed and sent to email@example.com. If you are unsure, seek advice from Agriculture Victoria, Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, First Peoples – State Relations (formerly Aboriginal Victoria) or your local council.
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