Canada Goose question

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Subject: Canada Goose question
From: "Andrew Stafford" <>
Date: Thu, 10 Jan 2008 01:47:11 +1000


The birds did arrive under the own steam, after a fashion - they are
vagrants from New Zealand, where they were first introduced in the 1870s. So
they are feral birds there, and would not have made it to Australia if not
for that earlier introduction. I'm not well placed to say exactly what would
be the effect on our own ecosystems were they allowed to establish
themselves here, but I would have thought we should have learned the lessons
from other introduced species before.


Cheers, Andrew



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