Tassie road kill

Submitted: Friday, Apr 12, 2013 at 11:55
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Have just spent a week working in Tassie which involved a lot of country road driving around the central, eastern and southern areas. Haven't been to Tassie for around 10 years and what struck me this time was the amount of road kill of native animals which included wallabies, pademelons, possums, quolls and even a dunnart and a bettong.
With many hit on the road I thought it must show there were big populations in the bush but after speaking to some locals, the comments were consistent that it was more an indication of how much the Devil numbers have been decimated, as in the past they would very quickly clean up and remove the road kill.
Lets hope the boffins find a cure for the facial cancer before the Devil population becomes unsustainable.
Poitr


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Reply By: Motherhen - Friday, Apr 12, 2013 at 14:07

Friday, Apr 12, 2013 at 14:07
The only Devils were saw in the wild were the dead ones on the road :(

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Reply By: Member - Michael P (QLD) - Friday, Apr 12, 2013 at 16:11

Friday, Apr 12, 2013 at 16:11
poitr,
Most of the tourist outlets in Tassie have "Road Kill" recipe books.
Waste not want not, LOL
Bought one myself.
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Follow Up By: poitr - Friday, Apr 12, 2013 at 16:23

Friday, Apr 12, 2013 at 16:23
Mike,
Have you tried anything?
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Follow Up By: baz&pud (tassie) - Friday, Apr 12, 2013 at 17:13

Friday, Apr 12, 2013 at 17:13
We have, possum, if you can bear the stink while skinning them.
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Follow Up By: Member - VickiW - Friday, Apr 12, 2013 at 20:06

Friday, Apr 12, 2013 at 20:06
So hope they find a cure or vaccination for the devil's facial tumours.
Still not good that there is a lot of road kill.
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Follow Up By: Member -Toonfish - Saturday, Apr 13, 2013 at 12:35

Saturday, Apr 13, 2013 at 12:35
A massive shame about the road kill while we were there for the last two months but our eldest loves his road kill recipe cookbook
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