Oh how I agree with this! I won’t say more then that because likely whatever I say will likely be misconstrued with some political agenda. But put it into perspective, look how much they (ADFG) complain and target pike (South Central AK). Granted I know that is a never ending issue on its own. But the point is, they are Both invasive species that disrupt the balance. If the possum gets a pass it will create problems.
Exactly!if they can survive minnesota winters they will have no issue in homer. or anywhere south of the alaska range
They can get rabies....they are just low risk based on diet. I've seen some as pets, they seem okay. They are pretty ugly critters though and invasive, they will destroy some eggs as well so sea birds down along the coast would not do well with a invasive possum population.They are a very beneficial animal. They eat tons of ticks. Don't ever get rabies. Not gonna spray.
Handful of years ago was natural high rabbit year. It happens. Population peaks, food supply dwindles and predators take more, population dips, predators lose food. Rinse repeat. Those were natural to my understanding but in Valdez they were bunnies raised by an older guy with a private campground who thought kids would like them. He died and also had now tons of domestic bunnies loose is my understanding.I don't recall the turkeys. I remember there were rabbits all over the place just north of Delta Jct some years ago. They were all along both side of the road when we drove down from Fairbanks to Pump Station 9. Haven't been back up that way in quite a while now.