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Old 06-25-2016, 07:35 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by Hard Scrabble View Post
google "the effects of animal overpopulations"
Ok that was a good google, I learned some things but...... I can understand how overpopulation depletes the resources and/or said population has problems ridding its environs of waste. But I am a little hazy on how rabies are getting introduce. I can see how deer rubbing noses whilst feeding may spread CWD but don't follow how CWD originates. Also a predator such as a bobcat has limited interaction with other of its species ( I guess it could eat a rabid raccoon). And if it is a question of over population, how do the invasives that we battle not succumb to a scourge ( I talking about you buckthorn and spotted knapweed)?
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