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No rabbits were harmed in the construction of this rabbit proof fence

By citizenmike  |  Posted: March 17, 2014

The new rabbit-proof fencing

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'Popular' rabbits living on the Walls roundabout will be protected during multi-million pound improvement work.

Fencing has been put up by Gloucestershire Highways to protect them and their burrows from harm during construction work and to keep them out of the working area.

The fencing has been installed with a buried ‘return’ to discourage rabbits from digging into the working area.

A spokeswoman for Gloucestershire Highways said: "The location and installation of the fence was carried out in consultation with an ecologist to ensure no rabbits were harmed and no rabbit burrows were disturbed when the fence was erected.

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"The fence will be monitored to ensure that it remains intact for the duration of works. Once the works have been completed, the fence will be removed. This method is considered to be the most appropriate method to protect rabbits during the works."

In May last year the Department for Transport approved the county council’s bid for £2.2 million of funding to help tackle serious congestion on the A38 and A417, at the C&G and Walls roundabouts in the Barnwood area.

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  • JemmyWood  |  March 18 2014, 7:15PM

    The Stroud and Cheltenham NIMBYs are up in arms about this new fence. They have complained to the council that it has been built in a blah blah blah blah blah and it is affecting their blah blah bah blah blah.. Local MPs who are in desperate need of currying favour for the next general election are also com,plaining and coming to a shameless photo opotunity near you soon.

  • TruthSeeker7  |  March 18 2014, 4:06PM

    so...have they consulted with the rabbits who have agreed to cease burrowing under the fence until works have been completed??? just wondering how a fence will stop them?

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  • RoadWombat  |  March 18 2014, 1:21PM

    Supernova - you don't mean that you heartlessly drive past RUN OVER rabbits do you? How could you be so cruel? I mean, they're God's creatures and they're furry and cuddly and they never do anyone any harm. I always stop and give them artificial respiration and carry a rabbit defribillator in the back of my car before taking them straight to the vet. I really can't see why he gives me strange looks when I bring them in to him...

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  • supernova1  |  March 18 2014, 11:45AM

    Jeeeeeez, it's a few ferkin rabbits!!!! I see about ten roadkill EVERY night on Glos roads. No-one says a word about those, but somehow these are 'special'.

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  • DavidMason  |  March 18 2014, 10:17AM

    If it keeps the Rabbits in will it keep the poachers out?

  • DavidMason  |  March 18 2014, 10:16AM

    If the fencing keeps the rabbits in does it keep the poachers out?

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  • NibNobs  |  March 17 2014, 8:34PM

    they've already moved out to Hare Lane!

  • cortezcortez  |  March 17 2014, 7:14PM

    Rabbits eat grass so the grass is now the otherside of the fence very cleaver that is

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