2 Jun 2010

Travelblog: New Zealand nature

Ahhh.. yummy glacier water!

1080 Poison is there to kill possums, another amazingly destructive invasive species. Locals don't like 1080 (big government), but scientists say that the possums are a real pest and the poison is "safe."

We LOVE nature, right? :)

These springs were lovely....

...but no swimming or drinking :(


Josh said...

Wait, they poison a large mammal to death through the water, and then tell humans that its okay to drink?

That's awesome!

David Zetland said...

@JOsh -- no, the poison is in pellets that sometimes dissolve in water, that they THEN say is safe to drink. Totally different :)

Josh said...

: )

Unknown said...

Love that 1080 sign, could use them here in Oz

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