Lord Howe Island Rodent Control Draws Flack

Subject: Lord Howe Island Rodent Control Draws Flack
From: Michael Todd <>
Date: Thu, 25 Jun 2009 13:21:51 +1000
Hello all,

I'm no expert on this but I have heard bits and pieces. I heard that the re-introductions were going to be things like Grey Fantails from Norfolk Island. ie. the next best thing to having the originals which are mostly of course extinct.

As for the Tasmanian Masked Owls eating the baits via dying rats.... well they are planning on removing the owls as well. I gather the concern is that the rat-deprived owls will turn to seabirds, woodhens etc.




Michael Todd
PhD Candidate- Tasmanian Masked Owl
School of Zoology, University of Tasmania, Private Bag 05, Hobart, Tasmania 7001
Mobile: O458 394676
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