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Thousands of Rabbits on Tiny Island to Be Culled

October 21, 2013
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The Island of Canna off the coast of Scotland is overrun by rabbits, which caused a landslide and even dug up the dead. There are an estimated 12 people on the island and 16,000 rabbits. The National Trust for Scotland is looking for a contractor to help wipe a few thousand out in a humane way. Patrick Jones (@Patrick_E_Jones) has the rest.

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