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Entries Tagged as 'acclimatisation'

Sydney’s original weather calendar…

October 14th, 2008 · 6 Comments · Blog

It’s a great idea: bring a few sailing ships from England to the bottom of the planet and make it more like home. All you need to do is release a few rabbits and foxes, unleash those furry ride-on mowers known as sheep and run cattle which have mattocks for feet. One other thing: let’s […]

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Savannah Cat Fiasco

August 4th, 2008 · 1 Comment · Blog

I have scratched my head hard over this story about importing Savannah Cats into Australia. The couple who wanted to bring in these moggie monsters say they are about to sue the government because they claim to have written approval from Customs. You know what? I wouldn’t be surprised if they do. Australians really do have a bad […]

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RED CLAWED INVADER: YET ANOTHER ACCLIMATISATION DISASTER

April 11th, 2008 · No Comments · News

By James Woodford In spite of all the shocking disasters that have resulted from acclimatisation it looks like we have done it again. Scientists working on inland rivers in the Lake Eyre Basin have been alarmed to discover that the redclaw crayfish – a native of rivers in far northern Australia – appears to have […]

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