Rabbit eating Byblis, was Re: Bird eating Sundew,seriously!

From: Chris Teichreb (cjteichr@sfu.ca)
Date: Wed Jun 30 1999 - 15:42:29 PDT

Date: Wed, 30 Jun 1999 15:42:29 -0700 (PDT)
From: Chris Teichreb <cjteichr@sfu.ca>
To: cp@opus.hpl.hp.com
Message-Id: <aabcdefg2405$foo@default>
Subject: Rabbit eating Byblis, was Re: Bird eating Sundew,seriously!

Hi everyone,

        I agree with Mike. There's a few larger pests I wouldn't mind
seeing eaten by my plants. Of course, the neighbours and faint of heart
guests might not appreciate seeing decomposing animals amongst my plant
(it even sounds a little gross to me!)

        On another similar note. I was once told by a grower in Australia
that Byblis have occasionally captured prey as large as rabbits. He said
that this occured where the Byblis (presumably gigantea) grew in large,
dense thick colonies, and suggested the rabbit may have already been dying
from disease. I'm curious if anyone can actually confirm this, or was
that Aussie just pokin' fun at this here Canadian yokel ;)?


 On Wed, 30 Jun 1999, Michael Hunt

> I wish this would happen to the darn Blue Jays here. I wouldn't unglue them
> that is certain. They pick plants and live moss out of pots and bog
> plantings and carry them off. I'm always at war with these birds. They cause
> destruction to other plant collections I have as well. Recent total loss of
> plants, young S. alabamensis, P. planiflora (a favorite of the blue's). I
> believe they maybe lining their nest with the wet moss and plants.
> ~Mike
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Michael King <MKing1@compuserve.com>
> > Dear all, I don't know your experiences with wildlife problems,but
> > when I popped home at Lunchtime,there was a poor Wren that had
> > got caught by a large clump of Drosera Binata Dichotoma!
> > After pulling it off about 5 leaves and cleaning it from the
> > glue,it flew off!
> >
> > Mike King
> >

Chris Teichreb
Department of Biological Sciences
Simon Fraser University
Burnaby, B.C.


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