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Do Possums Like Eggs – la Fin.

This is the fourth and final in a series observing behaviour of the Australian Brushtail Possum (Trichosurus Vulpecula) when exposed to hen’s eggs. As previously stated, this is a series of simple high-school type experiments conducted to determine if the … Continue reading

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Do Possums Like Eggs – Part Trois

This is the third in a series observing behaviour of the Australian Brushtail Possum (Trichosurus Vulpecula) when exposed to hens’ eggs. A simple high-school type experiment is conducted to determine if the possum naturally consumes eggs. Although a hens egg … Continue reading

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Do Possums Like Eggs – Part Deux

Following on from my previous post https://coranz.org.nz/do-possums-like-eggs/, where I detail my first attempt at observing possums and their affinity or not to taking eggs. In part one, although food offerings were gratefully accepted, the hens egg I left for their … Continue reading

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Do Possums Like Eggs?

Doesn’t look like it – at least not at first sight. Out of idle curiosity, I did an experiment in my back yard where possums are frequent if slightly unwelcome visitors. Always getting into mischief by tearing into rubbish bags … Continue reading

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A Sour Taste

Guest Post by Rex N. Gibson Peter Trolove is the current President of the NZ Federation of Freshwater Anglers Inc. He commutes between his home at the North Rakaia huts and a batch at Okarito. Hunting and fishing are passions … Continue reading

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Are trout a threat to native fish species?

By Rex N. Gibson This is a situation where you have to see the forest, and not just the individual trees; or more correctly see the ecosystem and not just individual species interactions. Brown trout (three in total) were first … Continue reading

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Gun Control Is a Misfire

This from The American Conservative in 2016 – it’s not only New Zealand wresting with gun control What liberals and the NRA both get wrong. By MARC COOPER • March 21, 2016 The most fervent and polarized sides in the renewed debate on … Continue reading

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Entertaining Wildlife Diversions

Entertaining Wildlife  Diversions by Ben Hope One evening last year a friend and I were hunting some of Marlborough’s backcountry around a sharp ridge that was punctuated by some rocky outcrops – ideal native falcon habitat. So it proved and … Continue reading

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