Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Precarious balance

Interesting article in The Seattle Times about a woman who has started a fur company in hopes of making a dent in the population of Australian brushtail possums in New Zealand, where they have become an invasive species. (These possums, like all other mammals, are not native to New Zealand.)

I just fear what could happen if humans are declared an invasive species in New Zealand, although I suppose some would not mind. I'd hope they'd come up with a more humane solution, like deportation.

Yes, let's deport the possums to Australia!

Photos by Peter Firminger, used under an attribution-only Creative Commons license.

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