what is a feral

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Subject: what is a feral
From: "John Leonard" <>
Date: Fri, 11 Jan 2008 12:06:09 +1100
The point about Canada Geese particularly is that they have a proven
track record of being a highly-successful and very damaging feral
species in both north-western Europe and New Zealand.

John Leonard

On 11/01/2008, Mike Carter <> wrote:
> Hi Greg,
> I don't agree that the arrival of the Cattle Egret in Australia is
> artificial in any way. However its success here, its proliferation, has
> undoubtedly been influenced by the introduction of cattle by man.
> Another apparent natural recent immigrant from New Zealand, assuming not
> previously overlooked, is the White-fronted Tern. I wonder if they pose a
> threat to our 'vulnerable' Fairy Tern, therefore demanding action to remove
> same?
> Mike Carter
> 30 Canadian Bay Road
> Mount Eliza  VIC 3930
> Tel  (03) 9787 7136

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