Not a lot know that..
by Michael Le Quesne
The wild European rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus) is not native to Jersey. Introduced around the 12th or 13th Century, they would probably be considered an invasive pest species if they had not had such an influence on the Island's habitats that their removal now would lead to dramatic changes in the local environment.
Originally brought from southern Europe as a food animal, rabbits inevitably escaped and quickly spread. Widespread in Jersey today, rabbits are particularly common on coast where their grazing has long influenced the scenery. With the reduction in coastal sheep farming since the 19th Century, rabbits have become the major grazer of many coastland sites creating habitat essential for many plant and animals, and are an important food source for many raptors and scavengers
Rabbits are social animals, living in medium-sized colonies known as warrens and most active around dawn and dusk, although they are also frequently active during the day.