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SV: emu invasion

Emus back in Oz survive predation by dingoes and presumably by
thylacines, Sarcophilus and Thylacoleo in the past. Coyotes probably
aren't that much more efficient predators than dingoes.

Tommy Tyrberg

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Ämne: emu invasion

Not sure if this is news to anyone...but emus--escaped or released from
failing farms--are making it in the wilds of Texas (at least). In the
cross timbers and prairies region, emus are successfully reproducing and
feeding on native plants, crops, and invertebrates. I would have
predicted that success would be limited due to predation on eggs and
chicks by (at the very least) coyotes. Superior continental predators
seem to letting the team down.
I have the reference if needed.