Owls on Kangaroo Island

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Subject: Owls on Kangaroo Island
From: Ian Montgomery <>
Date: Thu, 31 Jan 2002 15:29:50 +1100
Tony Russell wrote:

> How many of you have caught up with David Paton's latest suggestion that it > may not be the Koala at all which is extensively damaging trees as was at
> first thought - hence the culling idea ? He has detected that the tree
> damage may be attributable to a fungal infection and that the Koalas are not
> the culprits

Sounds sensible to me.

When I watched the original item on the ABC I though:

"Why would eucaplytus trees die because their leaves are being eaten? They are remarkably good at recovering from losing all their leaves in a bush-fire."

There are some gum trees in my backyard that were cut down to waist height. They are covering with a vengeance.


PS Powerful Owls do eat birds.

Ian Montgomery 7 Queen St Queenscliff Vic 3225 Australia
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