Falconers in Park Meerland will be active until the end of January 2022 to keep the rabbit population in the park in check.
There are too many rabbits in both cow pastures in particular. Because of the many rabbit holes in the meadows, the risk of bone fractures in the cows is very high. Since hunting with a shotgun in a residential area is not an option, hunting is done with a dog, a ferret and usually two hawks. The dog and the ferret are chasing the rabbits. The hawk then catches the rabbit. The falconers work on behalf of the municipality.