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Rabbit Virus Coming to a Mailbox Near You

A new strain of rabbit calicivirus, RHDV1-K5, may be distributed to Victorian landholders by mail in order to arrive in time for the release of the virus.

The release of K5 will occur at over 400 sites across Australia, including 150 in Victoria in an attempt to curb rabbit numbers.

In order to reach each individual site on time, coordinators of the virus program are hoping Australia Post will allow the virus to be posted in the mail.

However virus coordinators are still waiting on a response from Australia Post to find out if mailing K5 is a feasible option.

An Australia Post spokesperson told News Corp they were “still in discussions about the technical aspect of the product”.

Biosecurity Manager John Matthews responded saying if “all else fails, I’ll walk and deliver it by hand”.