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Iron Age Fort Defended From Raiding Rabbits

From an article by David Prudames, published on on 20th December 2004:
During the Iron Age it stood up to marauders, protecting the people of ancient Leicestershire against anyone that might do them harm. But a couple of thousand years later Burrough-on-the-Hill was in need of a little defending of its own.

They might not sound as fearsome as a neighbouring tribe, or even the might of the Roman Empire, but the ancient hill fort has recently been under attack from the local rabbit population.

However, under the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affair's Countryside Stewardship Scheme, farmer and Country Park Ranger, Tim Maydwell, has been fighting back.
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Kammer Posted by Kammer
20th December 2004ce

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