What is a Feral?

To: Chris Sanderson <>
Subject: What is a Feral?
From: Carl Clifford <>
Date: Thu, 10 Jan 2008 17:07:00 +1100
Hi Chris,
Many former societies in Europe would have regarded the Romans as feral as well. Another British feral we gained is the European Rabbit, introduced to Britain by another fairly feral group, the Normans.

On 10/01/2008, at 12:44 PM, Chris Sanderson wrote:

As for the point about the Dingo, well while the cutoff is arbitrary in some respects, how far back do you go? I remember a few years back on this forum being corrected on calling House Sparrow a native of England because the Romans introduced them 2000 years ago (I'd appreciate a reference on this if anyone has one, since I couldn't verify it when I tried). I doubt there'd be too many English birders that would consider House Sparrow a feral in England.



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