Feral cats, European rabbits, black rats and house mice have been there since the sealing days. As one of the rangers, Michael Anderson was there to eradicate the cats and control the rabbits.
This is the story of an extraordinary job, in an extraordinary place.
This book is both the personal response of a ranger working to eliminate feral cats in a most challenging environment, and a philosophical probing into this “feral dilemma”. The book immerses the reader in a world of sub-zero temperatures, gales, stink and struggle contrasted with the glory of an aurora or the majesty of an albatross. The narrative is immediate, raw and colourful, yet sometimes also lyrical. It is a marriage of science and poetry, told by a man who has fallen in love with a wild island.
—Janet Fenton, author of Win & Clyde