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Monday, June 18, 2007

Chile Con Carne  

The Santiago Times is reporting that Chile's Department of Agriculture and Livestock (SAG) recently came out with a list of undesirable non-native animals for their country. Among the list of feral baddies are:

  • Canadian beaver (Castor canadensis)
  • hare (Lepus?)
  • mink (probably the American mink, Mustela vison)
  • muskrat (Ondatra zibethicus?)
  • roof mouse (Hmmm..."roof rat" is a common name for Rattus rattus)
  • wild boar (Sus scrofa, the feral pig)
  • red deer (Cervus elaphus)
  • feral rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus?)
  • feral goat (likely Capra hircus)
  • feral cat (Felis catus)
  • feral dog (Canis lupus)
  • Argentine parrot (possibly referring to the Monk parrot, Myiopsitta monachus)
If I can find the official list I will post it here.

Thanks to monopolist for coming up with the punny title.

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