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A gang of mice on the remote Gough Island have learnt how to feed on Tristan Albatross chicks,conservationists are to begin a programme to control the mouse population on the island to protect the bird,the mice have apparently learned to feed on the chick while alive once it's mother leaves the nest to feed
Gough and Inaccessible Island are a protected wildlife reserve, which has been designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. It has been described as one of the least disrupted ecosystems of its kind and one of the best shelters for nesting seabirds in the Atlantic. In particular, it is host to almost the entire world population of the Tristan albatross (Diomedea dabbenena) and the Atlantic Petrel (Pterodroma incerta'). RSPB conservationists have recently reported aggressive groups of unusually large and violent human-introduced house mice (Mus musculus) which have been posing a problem for the albatross breeding grounds, attacking large numbers of young birds; the mice are supposed to be eradicated in the coming years. However, in April 2007 fears were raised that "giant mice" may drive some bird species to extinction