Canada Geese Update

To: Tony Russell <>
Subject: Canada Geese Update
From: Trevor Hampel <>
Date: Mon, 31 Dec 2007 13:54:18 +1030

Tony Russell wrote:
Just send a couple down to Adelaide.  We could do with a tick.

But only if they land in my garden and visit the bird bath. It's too flamin' hot to venture outdoors Tony.

Dear All,

Perhaps it might be best to find out if the geese are owned by some one before they are killed. With a going price of around $800.00 each, the owner may be a bit testy at losing some $3200. Canada Geese are kept legally by poultry collectors in Australia and can be bought on the open market, as can species such as Paradise Shelduck, New Zealand Scaup and Carolina Duck. The Pheasant and Waterfowl Society of Australia web site offers an interesting range of species for sale, including the afore-mentioned species. Looking at the list of species offered, it is amazing that we haven't had more exotic sightings.


Carl Clifford

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South Australia

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