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Re: NFC: Re: Auctions OT

The same arguments could be applied to fish.

Introduced species of fish are a real nuisance.  Herps are not a nuisance,
generally.  But introduced animals of any sort tend to be.  They throw
everything out of whack.

Unfortunately herps, like many non game fishes, usually get the short end of
the stick and don't really have enough advocates for their cause.  The fact
that I can still find rattlesnake boots, rattlesnake wallets, rattlesnake
heads on canes, etc. tells me there is still a lot of work to be done (and
that is only one species!)

----- Original Message -----
From: "Wright Huntley" <huntley1 at home_com>
To: <nfc at actwin_com>
Sent: Friday, July 27, 2001 12:54 PM
Subject: Re: NFC: Re: Auctions OT

> David Strickler wrote:
> >
> > So do some birds, but do we despise them for it?  My point is that
> > snakes in particular, have gotten a pretty bad rap over the eons because
> > some learned fear passed down from generation to generation.  I agree
with you
> > that we should keep fish stuff with fish stuff, but I've never heard of
> > native plant or animal being pests or a "major source of problems".
> > fulfills a niche, even poison ivy and mosquitos! :)
> Good point David,
> I was referring to introduced species like bullfrogs, turtles and even
> inverts like crawdads and trumpet snails. They are great in their natural
> water, but can be a disaster in an isolated desert spring where they do
> belong. We have lost several *Cyprinodon* and *Empitrichthys* species to
> such events. More to follow, until folks learn to not dump aquaria-type
> stuff where it doesn't belong.
> Wright
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> Wright Huntley,  Fremont CA, USA,  510 494-8679     huntley1 at home_com
> In retrospect it becomes clear that hindsight is definitely overrated.
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