I'm with Philip, the incorrect use of THAT
term always annoys me.
However as we have an evolving (making some words like
this one totally illogical) language I suggest we think of the word that means
killing ALL BUT 10 % which is appropriate for deer kill example below, and start
using it everywhere so we can get that into Mike and others dictionaries and
thesauri. Could it be perhaps novemate (we could also start using Octomate,
septimate, pentamate etc) ?
Anyway judging from my vast knowledge of NZ, gleaned from
reading of Footrot Flats - my main reference on life in NZ (appart from the Topp
Twins show recently replayed on ABC TV) - Deer do cause a FEW problems of their
own. Perhaps a usefull by-catch on this occasion?
As for dog deaths. While I totally sympathise with people
who have lost their beloved canine friend that way, due to a baiting
site being not correctly sign-posted etc. (My mother has a neighbour who is
very remiss on timely/correct notification of baiting) I cannot imagine that the
NZ residents were not told the poisoning was occuring, (1080 is not too good for
humans too) so how did 29 dogs get access to the baits. Surely responsible
owners would lock/tie up their dogs?
ps I too am a bit confused about the interest of/reference
to a german leader of the Protestant Reformation in 1080 or deer