a new pest

Leo A. Martin leo@possi.org
Thu, 31 Oct 2013 11:12:28 PDT
I live in a neighborhood in Phoenix that has a lot of natural desert remaining. We have
a problem with an imported pest moving into the area. It digs and burrows and wreaks
havoc on the native vegetation, which is soon turned from verdant Lowland Sonoran Desert
to sparse grassland. It doesn't even eat the native plants - like a cat with its live
prey, it seems to do this for entertainment value only. The local agricultural extension
officer says there's not much we can do about it and nature will have to take its

Leo Martin
Phoenix Arizona USA

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