Volume 60: William Campbell letters, 1846-1894: No. 102
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I am unable to offer an opinion nor am I aware that the oppossum has increased so much, though the probability is that it has as the poor natives are now so few that they are seldom killed for food, and the native dog another enemy has also dissappeared in many parts of the Country. In some parts of the western districts the Kangaroo has increased to such numbers that the settlers have to destroy them on account of the pastures. From the use of Strychnine the native dog has been extirpated from large tracts of Country, and they are allowed to run at large within brush fences.
I fear any importation of