HORDES of rabbits have taken a liking to Redcliffe Primary School’s oval, digging hundreds of holes and causing the cancellation of sporting events.
Acting principal Steve Daniels said the option of a rabbit-proof fence was being examined, as the damage to the oval caused by rabbits had become a persistent problem.
“We are scoping the project to ascertain what the total cost would be and how it would be funded,” he said.
Principal Chad Sexton-Finck said 470 holes of up to six inches deep had been counted on the oval.
“It prevents us using it for cross country and athletics,” he said.
Mr Sexton-Finck said eradication programs could only be safely implemented during school holidays and had therefore had little impact on the rabbit population.
Mr Daniels said temporary repairs would be carried out so the oval could remain in use until a more long-term solution was in place.
“We are also working with the Department of Finance’s Building Management and Works to examine other solutions to the rabbit problem,” he said.