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Monday, 18 October 2010

The Preditor Trap. PART TWO.

6 comments:

Dave Reid said...

Simply ingenious!

Having never had anything to do with snares I always wondered how easily the prey became "entangled" so to speak.

The ability to bait a "trigger" that activates natural forces to capture an animal is impressive and a survival skill that any person who finds themselves stranded in the wild today, I think should know and be practiced in.

You have answered my wonderings brilliantly Keith.

Bob Mc said...

Keith, I know that you have foxes, feral dogs and cats; but do you have any native predators other than dingos? At one time I believe there was some kind of marsupial wolf, but now extinct.

Le Loup said...

Dave, I am glad it did the trick. And whilst here I would like to thank you for your comment on my video channel, what else can I say, lost for words.
Very much appreciated.
Keith.

Le Loup said...

Hi Bob. You may be thinking of the Tasmanian Tiger. Some believe it may still exist deep in the forests, but there have been no sighting I am aware of.
There are also "Quolls" also known as native cat, native polecat, and spotted martin. They can grow quite large and are preditors. There used to be quolls in this area a long time ago apparently, but I have never seen any here. We did have them in the Territory though, we lost a lot of chooks to quolls in the Territory, about 40 miles out of Darwin.

Bob Mc said...

Keith. I had forgotten about Quolls. I googled it and came up with this.

http://www.google.com/search?q=Quool#hl=en&&sa=X&ei=49q9TLPxBY6isAO74tziDA&sqi=2&ved=0CCUQBSgA&q=Quolls&spell=1&fp=fad0bccbc44b8016

I had seen something about them on a nature show long ago. I had also heard of the Tasmanian Tiger, and I googled that too.

http://www.google.com/search?q=Quool#hl=en&expIds=17259,17311,25523,25752,25854,26209,26218,26339,26637,26788,26992,27047,27139&sugexp=ldymls&xhr=t&q=Tasmanian+Tiger&cp=15&pf=p&sclient=psy&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&oq=Quools&gs_rfai=&pbx=1&fp=fad0bccbc44b8016

It does appear to have been more dog than cat, so I googled Marsupial Wolf. Obviously the same animal. I have no idea what a chook is.

Le Loup said...

A chook is a chicken. It is a term used here in Australia, but its rootes go back to at least the early 18th century in England and I believe the term is still used there by some.
Thanks for the feedback Bob.
Keith.