what is a feral
david taylor <>
Thu, 10 Jan 2008 19:55:58 +1100
I dont actually disagree with the notion that the Canada Geese should
be culled, but it raises the interesting scenario on any vagrant - if
there is one Northern Pintail or Northern Shoveler or Laughing Gull
or Franklins Gull or Grey-headed Lapwing then we all get excited!
But if two Laughing Gulls turn up together at the Cairns Esplenade or
a pair or four Fairy Pittas at Derby should our attitude change?
Should we then get the shotguns out because they become a greater
In one sense why is a pair of Canada Geese different to any other
foreign vagrant that arrives here in numbers?
PS - And what of those sneaky little Spotted Whistling-ducks that
have snuck into the Cape over recent times? Should we be any less
concerned of them than the Canada Geese?
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