Friday, March 10, 2017

Wolves are not as bad as Goldilocks made out

Sandra put this remarkable video up  a week or so ago. It leads me to think how much better Australia's environment would be if we could get rid of pest species, such as wild pigs, wild horses, deer, buffalo..........the list is endless, and let our native species flourish. Four and a half minutes of your life will not be wasted by watching this.

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  1. Interfering with the food chain has caused quite a lot of problems. World wide. Some days I would include us as pest species.

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    1. EC, as top animal, we really are the problem. Nature works quite well when left to its own devices.

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  2. amazing video...very interesting

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    1. Margaret, I thought so too.

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  3. I agree with EC....there are more than a few of our species who should be gotten rid of, too...I'm just sayin'....

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    1. Lee, we don't seem to be doing much to restrain our growth, which is the biggest problem.

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  4. Crikey Andrew ..... when Mum played that video I joined in. I can howl just like that. Mum reckons the world would be a wonderful place without man. God really screwed up there, aye??

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    1. Charlie, I hope you don't howl too often, and only with good cause. God probably should have stopped just before she created mankind.

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    2. She Andrew????? Really????? Mum ALWAYS thinks of God as a bloke. AND when she thinks the world would be a wonderful place without man she means women too. She doesn't go for all that political correct garbage. Man, woman .... all the same to her. Mind you she still lives in the dark ages.

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    3. Political correctness has gone way too far in my opinion.

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    4. Sorry Charlie's Mum and River. I don't believe in any religious nonsense, so I was just having a bit of provocative fun.

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  5. The problem with wolves, two legged and four legged, is that they slink low to the ground and prowl :(

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    1. Hels, the two legged ones are vermin that need exterminating.

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  6. I've seen this before, don't remember where, but I'm happy to see it again. I like wolves, always have and probably they should be introduced or re-introduced to other areas that have similar flora and fauna problems.

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    1. River, they probably should be....streets of New York? I note, this is a major park. What happens in the normal countryside?

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  7. my poodle used to howl like that when I sang to her

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    1. Annie, from your expert knowledge of 70s and 80s punk, you never picked up any singing skills? Maybe that is no surprise.

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  8. Amazing isn't it that one species can have such a profound effect, it's the same with bees, we would be in so much trouble if they disappeared. The same can't be said about many two legged animals.. and I'm not talking about gorillas!

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    1. Grace, it is a funny thing that the less of us would mean better times for everything else.

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  9. We have an epidemic of deer and coyotes where I live. coyotes breed more when under stress, wolves less. But most of our landscapes in Oregon are agricultural and farmers hate wolves, because they prey on the sheep and cows, so they kill them. there have been attempts to introduce wolves back into Oregon. We have a couple of packs, protected in Oregon, but if they venture into Idaho, they're dead. Wolves keep coyotes in check like nothing else. But the coyotes in Oregon are so prevalent now and even live in urban environments. I sometimes think the only effective way now to control coyotes would be to neuter them and let them go. then the pack would live, protect their territory from other packs, but would not reproduce and gradually we might see numbers go down.

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    1. Strayer, we here know little about coyotes but your idea sounds good. Will that be your next project after you have fixed your state's cat problems?

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