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Re: what would happen if....?



John Bois wrote:
> 
> OK, then...how come no feral ostriches or emus in the US?

I seem to recall a story from California about a feral emu that took to
attacking hikers in a particular area.

As for cattle: Australian cattle stations are huge (some of them are
larger than small European countries), and cattle are mostly left to
their own devices for much of the year. They readily become feral, and
manage to survive quite well in some of the harshest conditions on the
planet.

Pigs, goats, donkeys... and a whole host of domestic animals have gone
feral in Australia.

Sheep have also been known to live for several years by themselves:
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/storydisplay.cfm?thesection=news&thesubsection=&storyID=3563369

Humans tend to breed their domesticated animals to be tough and
adaptable.

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Dann Pigdon
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