Tuesday, April 08, 2003

Stoats and Toads

According to this article from The Dominion, New Zealand has commissioned a group of inventors to produce 100,000 of their traps, after test proved that they were highly effective at capturing stoats (Mustela erminea). The stoats were introduced to New Zealand from Britain over a century ago, and are now the most common invasive predator mammal there, as well as a key threat to rare New Zealand bird species.

From Dave Barry's blog, of all places. Dave also posted a link to this article about cane toads (Bufo marinus) last week. Spread the word Dave!

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