what is a feral

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Subject: what is a feral
From: david taylor <>
Date: 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 threat?

In one sense why is a pair of Canada Geese different to any other foreign vagrant that arrives here in numbers?

David Taylor

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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