Monday, September 22

But Whose Legacy Will It Be? [Part Three]

So it has been said recently that the reason the raccoons are being allowed to come to such a horrible demise is that raccoons are "...nonnative animals that feed on migratory birds by the lake", said Phil Douglass, northern Utah conservation-outreach manager for the Division of Wildlife Resources. "An entire nesting colony of white-faced ibises fell prey west of Layton two years ago", he said. "In fact, state trappers try to thin raccoons in the area. The omnivores routinely kill more than they can eat." [adapted from the Trib's web site, September 16]

So a raccoon is a non-native creature according to Wildlife Resources. We as humans build crap smack in the middle of migratory routes for other animals and give those animals the right of way. Yet raccoons are considered as not being native to Utah and are dealt with accordingly.

Funny thing, that. Until 1847, weren't we non-native as well?

For raccoons, this isn't the place?

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