foxes and bustards

Subject: foxes and bustards
From: "John Leonard" <>
Date: Tue, 07 Aug 2001 04:32:10 +0000

Although I am very prepared to think ill of feral animals, I can't help thinking that Bustards have lived alongside Dingoes for at least 5,000 years, and Dingoes must be much more of a threat to them than foxes (and Bustards still live alongside Dingoes throughout much of their range).

Before foxes there were also Quolls, who must have taken some eggs, and up 25,000 years ago there were large marsupial carnivores too (Thylacines, a larger sp of Thylacine, Thylacoelo &c).

John Leonard

John Leonard (Dr)

PO Box 243, Woden, ACT 2606, Australia

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