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The cull is done

By johnboy - 12 June 2012 13

Territory and Municipal Services are letting you all know they’re done with their skippy slaughter:

The ACT Government wishes to advise that Callum Brae Nature Reserve, Crace Nature Reserve, Goorooyaroo Nature Reserve, Jerrabomberra West Nature Reserve, Kama Nature Reserve, Mt Painter Nature Reserve, Mulligans Flat Nature Reserve, The Pinnacle Nature Reserve and Wanniassa Hills Nature Reserve re-open to the public from 6 pm tonight.

The sites have been closed since 22 May 2012 to allow for a controlled cull of kangaroos.

“A total of 1154 kangaroos have been culled as part of the ACT Government’s ongoing program to protect these grassland and woodland sites from overgrazing,” said Director, Parks and Conservation, Daniel Iglesias.

“Ensuring the grasslands and woodlands have sustainable levels of kangaroos will protect threatened ecosystems and associated species, provide habitat for creatures such as ground-feeding birds and prevent excessive soil loss from over-grazing.

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13 Responses to
The cull is done
poetix 10:19 am 13 Jun 12

johnboy said :

aren’t we just calling it the zombocalypse now?

Well I’m calling it the apouchcalypse. Zompouchcalypse is getting a little difficult.

And seriously, the cull is a revolting event.

HenryBG 8:21 am 13 Jun 12

crappicker said :

Kangaroo cull to “prevent excessive soil loss from over-grazing” ?? You do not have to be a geologist to identify the ruts from killer utes through sloping grasslands and along hilly tracks with persistent seepages as the more likely starters of soil erosion!!

How are the endangered Bettongs going, since the animal liberationists let the foxes in?

Are you chalking that one up as a win?

johnboy 8:03 am 13 Jun 12

aren’t we just calling it the zombocalypse now?

Pandy 7:31 am 13 Jun 12

Beware of the roo zombie apocalypse!!!

bigfeet 6:49 am 13 Jun 12

EvanJames said :

Over a thousand animals that were living their lives are now dead, and piled up in a hole. But hey, at least some cars are now safe from the chance of a collision. I’m sure the roos were happy to sacrifice their lives for such a worthy cause.

The only issue is the waste. I would have taken a nice tender young jill if given the opportunity and I’m sure others would have as well.

At the very least they could have gone off to a pet mince supplier.

Unlike bettongs, roos are not endangered,

wildturkeycanoe 6:12 am 13 Jun 12

crappicker said :

Kangaroo cull to “prevent excessive soil loss from over-grazing” ?? You do not have to be a geologist to identify the ruts from killer utes through sloping grasslands and along hilly tracks with persistent seepages as the more likely starters of soil erosion!!

You don’t have to have a high IQ to identify that the areas in question are fenced and locked from the general public, so I think a few weeks of vehicular activity will have little impact on erosion. Utes don’t kill, man kills, wild animals kill but inanimate objects are not capable of such things unless instructed by a higher power. That is a dumb comment.
Well, at least you can get back on your man-made, erosion causing walking track. Don’t forget to take along your respectful german shepherd to de-sensitize the roos into a false security so that the feral introduced predators can have an easy meal that won’t jump away at the first sign of trouble.

crappicker 10:44 pm 12 Jun 12

Persistant? D’accord mon ami, bien sur!

EvanJames 10:30 pm 12 Jun 12

Over a thousand animals that were living their lives are now dead, and piled up in a hole. But hey, at least some cars are now safe from the chance of a collision. I’m sure the roos were happy to sacrifice their lives for such a worthy cause.

Northwest9 10:21 pm 12 Jun 12

crappicker said :

Kangaroo cull to “prevent excessive soil loss from over-grazing” ?? You do not have to be a geologist to identify the ruts from killer utes through sloping grasslands and along hilly tracks with persistent seepages as the more likely starters of soil erosion!!

you may be a blinkered enviro lunatic, but i will give you one thing, your certainly persistant…..

crappicker 9:29 pm 12 Jun 12

Kangaroo cull to “prevent excessive soil loss from over-grazing” ?? You do not have to be a geologist to identify the ruts from killer utes through sloping grasslands and along hilly tracks with persistent seepages as the more likely starters of soil erosion!!

Postalgeek 5:52 pm 12 Jun 12

Now that our grasslands have been protected from over-grazing, let’s wait for the warnings about increased fire risks due to long grass in the lead-up to summer.

switch 5:25 pm 12 Jun 12

How’s the bettong slaughter going?

Diggety 5:05 pm 12 Jun 12

Now for the feral animals.

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