Wednesday, 7 April 2010

Another day, another dead pademelon

Two, in fact. A joey and an adult male. I didn't look closely, but I think the adult was one of the regular visitors to my garden.



Time to arm the wildlife. A derringer would fit nicely into a pademelon's pouch, I reckon.

8 comments:

mick said...

That's terrible! Poor 'paddies'!!

Snail said...

The male was one of the contemplative duo featured a week or so ago.

Denis Wilson said...

Was it dogs?
Cheers
Denis

Snail said...

Although I didn't check the dead animals, I'm pretty sure both adult and joey (on different sections of road) were hit by cars. Not impressed by some of my neighbours. (Hugely impressed by others, though.)

Lynda said...

Sorry about your pademelon losses.
I guess pademelons aren't territorial then. If I armed my mongooses they'd wipe each other out with great enthusiasm.

Snail said...

Hmmm... I didn't think about paddies doing hop by shootings. It could be carnage!

Luckily, they're not so much territorial as hierarchical. The males give out instructions over who can feed where and when. They mostly do this by hissing at each other, but will occasionally resort to fisticuffs if anyone gets out of place. That could get ugly with firearms!

neomyrtus said...

Gawd it is frustrating trying to get people to consider slowing down while driving..

:(

rocket-rpopelled grenade launchers may have some persuasive power.

Snail said...

I could adapt the RPG launcher and roof-mounted axle-cutting laser from my anti-caravan kit ...