Macquarie Island

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Subject: Macquarie Island
From: Chris Brandis <>
Date: Sat, 21 Jul 2007 13:42:47 +1000
I have been away so do not know if this has been reported but I read it in an Indian paper. Since the eradication of cats and rats that controlled the mouse population on the island, I think Macquarie, the mouse population has exploded and they are hungary enough to nibble on young birds. They eventually chew off feathers and into the flesh killing birds as large as the wandering albatross by 10 or more bold mice attacking one bird.
Solve one problem only to create another.


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