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Otters in southern Chile help contain invasion of exotic mink

Wednesday, June 30th 2010 - 20:50 UTC
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With its pert face and furry coat, the slender mink looks like a charming pet. But beneath the sweet façade lies an opportunistic predator that has become a menace to biodiversity in the southern parts of Chile. Read full article


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  • Rufus

    Good thing too, mink are evil little bastards. My only concern is introducing a foreign species (the Huillin) to control another foreign species (the Mink) might have unforseen consequences for the rest of the ecosystem.
    That being said, it'd be easier to control the population of something weighing 30lb that's agressive than something that weighs 7lbs that avoids humans.

    Jul 01st, 2010 - 12:03 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Cadfael

    That's great!!
    Now, if only we could get our shy otter to do the same, those bloody mink are hell on the ducks.
    maybe a bit of cross-breeding could do something, as it would be a pity to wipe out our own natives and find ourselve with an even greater problem!!
    Research deffo called for!!

    Jul 06th, 2010 - 09:23 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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