13 April 2011

Numbats

Myrmecobius fasciatus Gould

Numbats -- think brown marsupial squirrel, but they eat termites.

Anyway, I was pondering, what if West Australian settlers never brought cats with them (which swiftly went feral and ate up the indigenous wildlife), but instead adopted numbats as pets.

How long does it take to domesticate a species? and do we want to change species' status from wild to pet?

What would you have as a pet if you could have any animal?

Me? A tiger.

The Tyger LC 1826

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