Latin name: Cuniculus
A wild beast hunted by dogs
The rabbit is a wild and lithe beast that is hunted by dogs, or chased out of its warrens by ferrets.
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Pliny the Elder [1st century CE] (Natural History, Book 8, 81): The fertility of rabbits is enormous. By eating all the crops, rabbits brought famine to the Balearic Islands, to such extent that the people there petitioned Augustus to send troops to fight the beasts. Rabbits are hunted with ferrets.