Les hommes ont oublié cette vérité. Mais tu ne dois pas l'oublier, dit le renard. Tu deviens responsable pour toujours de ce que tu as apprivoisé.
Le Petit Prince, chap. 21

Friday, 7 March 2014

Diet of fox, dog and cat in south-eastern Victoria

Triggs, B., Brunner, H., & Cullen, J. M. (1984). The food of fox, dog and cat in Croajingalong National Park, south-eastern Victoria. Wildlife Research, 11(3), 491-499.

The diet of foxes, dogs and cats living in Croajingalong National Park in extreme south-easten Victoria was studied during 1979 and 1980. From 1397 scats collected over 20 months, remains of 22 indigenous and 7 introduced mammal species were identified. Remains of ringtail possums Pseudocheirus peregrinus predominated in the scats from all three predators (fox 58%, cat 56% and dog 38%). Other main prey species for the fox and cat were Antechinus spp.(24% and 15% respectively) and Rattus spp. (15% and 19%) and for the dog two species of wallabies, Macropus rufogriseus and Wallabia bicolor (34%), wombat Vombatus ursinus (11%), Antechinus spp.(l5%) and Rattus spp.(10%). Nonmammalian items for the three predators were birds, reptiles, fish, insects, crustaceans, molluscs and plant material.

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