Mon Dec 12, 2016 6:34 pm
Richprins wrote:It was a mess, in the end Dzombs! But maybe worth a try? Before global warming and what not, and going on local lore and even cave paintings...but they were really on a roll!
Oribi, suni, red duiker, Liechtenstein's, rhebuck, dassies to Maquili, cheetah from Namibia, roan from Malawi, Samango monkeys...
Tue Dec 13, 2016 8:58 am
Richprins wrote:Richprins wrote:[
Loosely translated, in 1991 some nitwit brought Free State dassies to what is now Mthethomusha, just across the border from Maqili hill in Southern Kruger, where the weird relict dassie population is! The dassies started spreading nearer to the Park...it is just across the railway and stream, and it was suggested the invaders be "removed" to prevent genetic contamination....although the Maqili dassies must be so inbred by now that should be a project in itself!
Don't know what happened after that?
You won't believe it, but I met up with this "nitwit" this week...an old mate!
Turns out there were dassies on the eastern border anyway, but struggling. She says no way they went into Kruger!
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Richprins wrote:Maybe you want to tabulate a summary, Dzombs...a bit of homework?!