Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Did you know ... Nineteenth century owner of the island of Herm, Prince Blucher von Wahlsatt. The good prince introduced wallabies to the island. Wallabies to all non Australians, are small relatives of the kangaroo. It seems they flourished and numbers increased until the Prince's Butler and Chef had themselves a bit of a hunting expedition, while the Prince was absent of course. They wiped the population out, all but two of the marsupials ending up in the pot.

 
Cliff-top view of shell beach. Herm island, Guernsey, Channel Islands. The sub-grass and dessert lands to the far left are made up of a large sand-dune which has inhabited land-plantation. These semi-grass and dessert area would have once been abundant of wild Wallabies.
 

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