More on the Australian Cactus Situation
The Opuntia that has esacped in Australia is a nasty one. From the Courier Mail:
Ms Sippel said koala deaths also had been recorded.
Koalas are cuddly. I thought they spent all there time hanging out in eucalyptus trees in Australia, which by the way escaped here in Northern California and are a real nuisance weed here.
ABC New South Wales adds this quote from the same Ms. Sippel:
“Something that we would really want to get on top of and get rid of as quickly as we possibly can.”
Good luck with that.