Two poachers in Belgium have been caught using an armour-plated car, complete with a caltrop deploying system and "bicycle ejector", to hunt down, um, furry little bunny rabbits.

Two poachers in Belgium have been caught using an armour-plated car, complete with a caltrop deploying system and "bicycle ejector", to hunt down, um, furry little bunny rabbits.


Belga news agency said on Tuesday that Belgian police caught the poachers with 14 wild rabbits in the back of a car that had been reinforced with metal plates, which were meant "to stop bullets".


The car was also equipped with an automated box ready to spring tyre traps to slow pursuers. The poachers had fitted a halogen lamp on the outside to blind their prey and shielded the car's number plates with lead sheeting to avoid identification.


There was also a device to eject two old bicycles fixed on the back of the car on to the road as an obstacle to any vehicle in hot pursuit, Belga reported.