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And finally, humans cause habitat destruction by introducing non-native animals to ecosystems. (1993). For example Australia's wildlife is constantly under attack from introduced species that came to Australia with the settlers like pigs, cane toads, foxes, and goats. Domesticated animals also face human caused problems. The main problem with domestication is that only a select few genetic combinations and species are selected to breed. This causes genetic erosion within species of stock animals. This makes stock animals vulnerable to disease and environmental conditions that are not common to the normal stock animal such as drought. For example, back in the 1970s most of the cattle in Africa were of an imported breed. Local breeds of African cattle had almost completely been replaced by these imports, however, a few small herds remained. When a 7-year drought hit the continent most of the imported cattle were wiped out, as they had not evolved to endure drought conditions. (Kaufman and Franz, 1993, 361).

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There has been controversy over the extinction of some woodcock varieties. These birds should be hunted with discretion. The abundance of other fowl in Georgia should encourage hunters to avoid Woodcocks. However, if you do hunt woodcock, the limit is three per day. If you are ready for a challenging or unusual hunt, go on an alligator hunting between September 1 - October 7. Once considered endangered, due to encroachment in their habitat, conservation efforts have assisted the alligator population in once again reaching a viable level. Hunting is once again helpful. In fact, nuisance alligator agents remove approximately 400 alligators from human populated places in the state. Alligator hunters must use hands, ropes, and hooks. Alligator hunting is a very hands-on hunt. Alligator catches must be at least 48" long and only one alligator may be caught per hunter.