RE: NANFA-L-- Could Elephants Become an Envasive Species?

Mike Bessert (
Fri, 19 Aug 2005 08:16:33 -0500

Good question... none so far that I'm aware of. But then, I guess I'd
rather not test the hypothesis - not for fishes, not for terrestrial stock.
I'm sure plenty of the transplants would do quite well. They certainly do
well on open ranchland in Texas (ex. eland, addax, and other assorted
African ungulates).

Michael L. Bessert
Lincoln, NE

Yeah, you're right of course. I was thinking expansively that even more
species of carps could be introduced and do quite well. But then I realized
that I missed the point of Tom's post, which is about alleged African
species succeeding in great plains systems, rather than Asian. That one
stumps me; have any African species done well in these systems?

--Bruce Stallsmith
Huntsville, AL, US of A
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