Article Link: https://www.cbc.ca/radio/quirks/nov-14-covid-vaccine-immune-durability-wallabies-in-the-uk-ancient-female-hunters-and-more-1.5799632/wallabies-from-australia-have-gained-a-foothold-in-the-u-k-and-may-be-there-for-good-1.5799646
Much ink has been spilled about the problem of invasive species from rabbits to cane toads in Australia, but a native Australian marsupial may have invaded right back by establishing a wild population in England. Biologist Anthony Caravaggi spent several years collecting information on wallaby sightings in England over the last decade to get a sense of where and how many wild wallabies might be roaming the English countryside. The red-necked wallaby is native to eastern Australia and the island state of Tasmania. It’s a diminutive relative of the kangaroo, standing perhaps a metre tall, with a body about the size of a full-grown Labrador retriever.