Posts Tagged ‘Ecology’

A novel way of handling Possums

June 13, 2008

From today’s New Zealand Herald, came this story out of Australia, about research into non-lethal Possum deterrents. Apparently Dingo wee is the way to go!

“Scientists have found that the urine of Australia’s native wild dog acts as a powerful deterrent to the marsupials. Researchers hope to come up with a synthetic equivalent which can then be produced on a commercial scale.”

Any alternative to poisoning is fantastic, but at $20 for 40ml, it’s pretty steep. A Possum fur scarf is positively cheap by comparison.

You can read the full article here (all ‘wee problem’ puns included).

For a slightly less PC headline though, The Age has to take the cake!¬†An excellent example of alliteration, however. Propriety prevents us from promoting…