Sunday, 22 April 2007
What's for Dinner Tonight? 2
When Adelaideians feel like eating rabbit for dinner, a quick trip out to Finniss River on the Fleurieu Peninsula generally should do the trick.
But, rabbits are considered one of the most damaging and destructive introduced animals ever brought to Australia. Rabbits cause soil erosion and land degradation. These long-eared pests ring-bark trees and eat the seedlings, giving the plant species no way of growing back. They compete with native animals for habitat and food, such as the Greater Bilby which is now endangered, and are considered one of the most damaging and destructive introduced animals ever brought to Australia.
The boys reckoned they could shoot them, three at a time, but the camera was under the weather so we hope you will believe us? No, there weren't any rabbits to be found. Neither were there any steam trains on this broad gauge line, this day.
April in Australia; no worries.