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Dingoes body size increase due to pesticides?

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Dingoes have gotten around 6-9 percent bigger over the past 80 years, new research from UNSW and the University of Sydney shows—but the growth is only happening in areas where poison baiting is used.

The question is: why are dingoes in poison-baited areas growing?

https://phys.org/news/2020-08-dingoes-bigger-years-pesticides-blame.html

https://academic.oup.com/biolinnean/article-abstract/doi/10.1093/biolinnean/blaa084/5879439?

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openozy

I think the greater amount of prey animals in dingo baited areas increasing the dog's size could be true.I also have a theory that areas are baited due to stock predation mainly,these attacks are a lot of times from lost pig hunting dogs( which has become a popular pastime in recent years here) with bull blood,this could be infused into the dingo population increasing body and head size.

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