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Mowing efforts defeated by the immovable stick of doom

By johnboy - 24 January 2011 13

stick of doom

Many are the perils of Canberra brave and beleaguered grass mowers.

Marauding plovers and magpies, spiders webbing up every gap between trees, wild dogs, random bricks, discarded balls, the list goes on.

But nothing it seems compares to this stick, which was such an immovable obstacle that the mowing team had no choice but to mow around it and move on.

For those who want to marvel at the stick’s puissance it’s by the O’Connor wetland off David St.

But for lack of a plaque it could be art.

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13 Responses to
Mowing efforts defeated by the immovable stick of doom
Lazy I 12:57 pm 25 Jan 11

Mock all you want.. but any true conservationist can see that the worker did not want to encroach on the rare legless earless dragon’s native habitat.

spinact 1:41 am 25 Jan 11

p1 said :

Lately I’ve noticed that the mower guys I drive or ride past have been really good at stopping until I have passed. Perhaps they have learned from past accidents.

Probably that combined with a little bit of laziness. Why stop and move the stick when you can mow around it.

Actually, I’m pretty sure the stick identifies the endangered habitat of the rare clueless bogan…………..maybe not so rare

cleo 12:18 am 25 Jan 11

Apart from the ride on mower, they also used to have normal lawn mowers for difficult areas, eg: under trees etc.

bigred 9:46 pm 24 Jan 11

The park near my place must have lots of sticks because they missed a lot of it last week. They also missed the lane altogether.

p1 8:43 pm 24 Jan 11

Lately I’ve noticed that the mower guys I drive or ride past have been really good at stopping until I have passed. Perhaps they have learned from past accidents.

toriness 6:55 pm 24 Jan 11

wildturkeycanoe said :

Maybe the stick has heritage value! .

indeed. or belongs to an endangered species of stick. thank the stick gods JB has brought this to our attention so that if a development is proposed to be built within 10 km we can petition to protect the stick’s existence.

Mr Evil 6:43 pm 24 Jan 11

Another “Not My Department” special?

Ello Vera 6:12 pm 24 Jan 11

Common sense: don’t touch anything that’s brown and sticky.

facet 5:32 pm 24 Jan 11

What do you call a boomerang that does not come back – a stick, but seriously there could be a very good reason for not moving that bit. It could be a special stick plant habitat or the mower might be afraid of sticks (many people are and its called stickophobia) so let’s not be too quick to criticise.

frank2112 5:14 pm 24 Jan 11

MERC600 said :

I’m as wary as all hell when I drive past a grass cuttting machine, as I reckon I copped a painfull flick on the ear from driving past one being used on a verge.. And not that long ago a young Lady from North Qld was instantly killed when hit by a piece of metal thrown by a large council mowing machine.

Got a rock through the side window of my car a few years ago. Makes me nervous every time I drive past them and they are mowing near the edge of the road.

wildturkeycanoe 3:36 pm 24 Jan 11

Maybe the stick has heritage value! We have a patch of “grass” 7-8 house blocks long, 5 metres wide on the reserve behind us against the fence that doesn’t get mowed since they put in a drainage ditch [a v shaped groove dug with a scraper ]. Now it poses a threat to the houses as the grass would be a haven for snakes and the weeds get easy access through the fence to invade our yards. I’ve complained to them before but as usual, TAMS are useless. I now mow it myself and spray comprehensively with weed killer. If you want something done properly, you have to do it yourself.

MERC600 3:03 pm 24 Jan 11

I’m as wary as all hell when I drive past a grass cuttting machine, as I reckon I copped a painfull flick on the ear from driving past one being used on a verge.. And not that long ago a young Lady from North Qld was instantly killed when hit by a piece of metal thrown by a large council mowing machine.

DeadlySchnauzer 2:45 pm 24 Jan 11

All hail our new stick overlord.

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