Stew (see scurvy)

Otter Perry ottertee at
Tue Dec 16 09:41:22 EST 2003

On Tuesday, December 16, 2003, at 04:49 AM, minnow at wrote:

> Believe it or not, and I didn't when I was given this information, 
> rabbits
> were apparently not very well able to adapt to the climate here at 
> first,
> and when the Romans introduced them (I haven't seen the documentation 
> but I
> can accept that the people who told me this had, and had checked: they 
> were
> that sort of people), quite failed to become the amazing success story 
> they
> are today both here and in Australia.  They seem to have survived for a
> while, and then gradually died out, to be *re*-introduced by the 
> Normans --
> who for quite a while kept them indoors and *cherished* the little
> blighters lest they die out again.  Or so my muddy evil experts tell 
> me.
> It's silly enough to be true.

Oh, lord.  It sounds like the introduction of the starling into the 
_That_ didn't work the first time, either, and they tried again.  
it worked.

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