Sunday, September 19, 2010

We Have Met The Enemy And He Is Us

Brooklyn is regretting the decision to use opossums in an effort to control the rat population.

Now Brooklyn is overrun by opossums as well as the rats.

In case you young 'uns aren't aware of the source of the blog post title:



Walt Kelly's immortal Pogo.

5 comments:

TOTWTYTR said...

I don't know why no one ever seems to learn that when you introduce a species that has no natural predators into an established ecosystem, they become the top predator and then a nuisance.

wally said...

None better than Walt Kelly.

Brigid said...

Totwtytr - I saw that in Washington when everyone from California moved up there.

KurtP said...

So, what's the next move? Coyote and wolves to scare off the possums, then ummm bears to chase off the wolves?

Seems like I've heard that story before...

TOTWTYTR said...

Not exactly where I was going with that Brigid, but it does seem to fit.