I regret that my private comments to Paul
(below), appear to have found their way back to everyone on the list. I
did NOT intend that to happen. I had no suggestion that the theory was of
Paul's making and I make no direct statement as to whose idea it is, because I
don't know. For what it is worth, I think John Walmsey or Walmsley or
whatever, has done a lot of good work in the field of building protective
environments in particular for small native mammals and having thereby having
shown the devastating impact of cats and foxes on small native mammals. Having
said that, the same hardly applies to Fairy-wrens that still maintain a high
population even in the presence of cats, currawongs, etc.
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