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Israel Leads the Way Using Barn Owls and Kestrels to Replace Rodenticides


Animals  (tags: birds, barn owls, kestrels, israel, rodenticides )

Ken
- 145 days ago - focusingonwildlife.com
In 2013 a male Barn Owl, with two females (bigamy) and 17 nestlings that fledged, out of the 20 eggs that were laid in an abandoned waterhole on the Judean Plain. As far as we know, this is the first documented case in Israel and perhaps in the world. ...



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Patricia Raven (444)
Monday April 7, 2014, 1:58 pm
Proof positive that nature always manage better than man or chemicals can.
 

Patrick Donovan (319)
Monday April 7, 2014, 2:08 pm
This is an excellent idea, more farmers and pest controllers need to try it.
 

Barbara D. (95)
Monday April 7, 2014, 2:11 pm
Brilliant!! Also proof positive that Israel comes up with another new/old innovation every day!

Thanks, Ken, this is a fascinating article!
 

Lone F. (29)
Monday April 7, 2014, 2:14 pm
Good for Israel. Thanks Ken!
 

Natasha Salgado (519)
Monday April 7, 2014, 4:26 pm
Fantastic idea! A sure example to follow...thanks
 

Kamia T. (66)
Monday April 7, 2014, 5:02 pm
Makes total sense. While doing this year's backyard bird count, I watched a hawk circling to pick-up a snake, and the more I take care of the birds here, the less insects and problems I have. Much easier and safer than trapping & spraying everything in sight!
 
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