Pink-eared Duck

To: "Briding -Aus" <>
Subject: Pink-eared Duck
From: Neville Schrader OAM <>
Date: Fri, 4 Oct 2013 08:42:00 +1000
Hi All,

I’ve got an interesting reply from the NSW Government in relation to recent 
amendments to the Game and feral Animal Control Act 2002.

The contents of the letter in justifying adding the Pink-eared Duck, was to 
quote “evidence suggests that this species may not eat seed but they may land 
in crops in groups and create muddy water which effects rice growth and also 
create open patches which are then used by seed eating ducks to access crops.” 
A lot of maybe’s, but no evidence. Does anyone know of any studies on ducks in 
rice crop, carried out recently or in the last few years, that provide evidence 
to these allegations.

The interest conclusion to the letter intrigued me, suggesting that I contact 
the game council if I wished to discuss this issue further. I thought the 
Government run the state. Maybe I’m wrong.

If I was a spoonbill I’d step lightly from now on.


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