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Jason Menard
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I would be all for this personally.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/4160560.stm

How cool would that be. And it makes perfect sense to move these animals from habitats that might be becoming unsustainable into new habitats where they might replenish the original ecosystem to some extent.
 
Joe Borderi
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Not In My Back Yard!!!
 
Jason Menard
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Originally posted by J Borderi:
Not In My Back Yard!!!


You are correct, I don't think it would be very wise to keep an elephant and/or a cheetah in your back yard.
 
Ernest Friedman-Hill
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Originally posted by Jason Menard:
I don't think it would be very wise to keep an elephant and/or a cheetah in your back yard.


Tell me about it. Stampy is always uprooting my apple trees and sticking his trunk up the dryer vent and stealing odd socks. I wish I'd never won him!
 
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Stampy


My memory gets hazy - is that the one in the Simpsons?
 
Rick Beaver
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I know I am stereotyping, but I mean it in fun only.

I cannot imagine hillbilly bobby-joe with his pa's shotgun helping the conservation effort - not when he can have a cool genu-wine lion rug in front of the fire to go with the deer antlers above it.
 
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We could fence off Wyoming and make it a game reserve. Move the people out, save a lot of tax money on national highways, federal offices and stuff.

I grew up in Nebraska ... we're required to make a certain amount of fun of Wyoming per year.
 
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Well I'm proud to state that New Yawk City is one step ahead of the game. We've released wild turkeys into Central Park and we now are seeing the grand-chicks of the two hawks that nest on a city hi-rise.

Whoooo-Hooooooo bring back the forest!!!
 
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Originally posted by John Dunn:
We've released wild turkeys into Central Park


I think a similar scheme is being implemented in London. Over the last couple of months I've noticed a particularly strange kind of animal appearing more often. Its a strange, colourful, and very loud animal, often seen in large herds. They seem to gather in parks, bus stops and shopping centres, which can be a bit of a pain when they get in the way.

I'm not sure how they ever survived in the wild, as they seem to live on a diet of fizzy drinks and ice-cream, probably provided by some kind of animal welfare organisation or something. Another thing that is interesting is their unique pack behaviour. These weird creatures seem to have a strange ability to alter their appearance to appear similar to their fellow pack members. Perhaps this is a survival technique to confuse predators.

Anyway its getting on my nerves a bit, the creatures are very loud, with making a hyena type sound late into the night outside my flat. I complained to the local authorities, hoping that they would reduce their scheme of introducing these creatures into the local environment, and asked them if they would perhaps be better suited to the wild instead of an urban environment. Unfortunately the member of staff I talked to seemed to be most confused, and kept on talking about the fact that the summer holidays would be over soon, and they'd be going back to school before I knew it. Back to school? Maybe they're part of a school biology experiment and escaped or something like that.
 
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They seem to gather in parks, bus stops and shopping centres, which can be a bit of a pain when they get in the way.

Wow, we have those creatures in the US too! Luckily for us, school starts up again on Monday (at least in my city), so the population should thin out a bit.
 
Gail Schlentz
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Originally posted by Paul Bourdeaux:
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Wow, we have those creatures in the US too! Luckily for us, school starts up again on Monday (at least in my city), so the population should thin out a bit.


LOL!!!
[ August 23, 2005: Message edited by: Elaine Micheals ]
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