The Scourge of the Jack Rabbit
in early Groveland area

 

Alice Yancey:

"The rabbits in the Groveland area were so numerous that the settlers had to find a way to exterminate them to save their crops.  They had rabbit drives and would make large enclosures of net wire open on one side. Men on foot and horseback would drive them into these places by the hundreds. One of the largest drives held in Groveland was about where  the northwest corner of the C. A. Burton place is now located and about 5000 rabbits were killed."

Another account of Rabbit Drives - in the not so distant Aberdeen area is recounted  here