birding-aus Mammal twitching

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Subject: birding-aus Mammal twitching
From: "Lawrence E. Conole" <>
Date: Tue, 27 Jul 1999 10:47:43 +1000
I've been having a chat with Keith Martin (ex Adelaide via Scotland;
currently Belgium) on the subject of mammal twitching.  Now I realise
these aren't birds (the fur is a dead giveaway) and that twitching is
meaningless and evil - but it's still fun and relatively harmless
(depending on how it's done).  Read no further if mammals or twitching
bore you.

What counts as a tick?  Is it just free-ranging animals that you can
identify, or does it include animals captured during various
survey/study activities?  I include both - but I'd be against trapping
just to get a tick (so to speak).  Captive animals are clearly right out
of contention.  What do other people think?  Does anyone care?

If there's sufficient interest, I'll put up a page of mammal twitchers
and their totals on my web site (similar to, but less elegant than, Tony
Palliser's birding twitcher page).  Keith and I are intrigued to see who
has what, and how many.

Send answers direct to me <> and I'll
summarise for the list.

Cheers, Lawrie

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