Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Guinea Pig Revolution
As a nice followup to Sunday's post about feral guinea pigs (Cavia spp.) in Hawaii, Andrew B. sends in this article about feral guinea pigs in New Zealand. This time, a Kiwi couple has claimed responsibility for intentionally releasing the cavies into an island park, calling themselves "Freedom Lovers." Luckily, there were only four guinea pigs released, and they have all been recaptured.
Labels: animals, guinea pig, island, New Zealand, rodents
Freedom lovers, feral guinea pigs? Sounds like a possible plot for a new horror movie! Guinea pigs overrun New Zealand outstrip the food supply and turn carnivorous and the "Freedom Lovers" die a gory death just before a fatal guinea pig virus is introduced to eliminate the guinea pigs....
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