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How shop-bought rodenticides could be threatening Australia’s powerful owl – video

<p>Off the shelf poisons used to treat rats, mice and other vermin could be leading to the premature deaths of Australia’s largest owl, the powerful owl. Rodenticides, which are proving popular in a bid to rid suburban areas of small rodents, may be travelling up the food chain, when the owls and other animals eat the sick and dying pests. The poisons used to remove the rodents can remain active in the body of a dead animal for up to six months. It’s an issue of increasing concern for bird conservationists as parts of Australia look to control a mouse plague with the poisons</p> <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/environment/video/2021/jun/12/how-shop-bought-rodenticides-could-be-threatening-australias-powerful-owl-video">Continue reading...</a>

Off the shelf poisons used to treat rats, mice and other vermin could be leading to the premature deaths of Australia’s largest owl, the powerful owl. Rodenticides, which are proving popular in a bid to rid suburban areas of small rodents, may be travelling up the food chain, when the owls and other animals eat the sick and dying pests. The poisons used to remove the rodents can remain active in the body of a dead animal for up to six months. It’s an issue of increasing concern for bird conservationists as parts of Australia look to control a mouse plague with the poisons

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