Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Angry

Never seen a tree kangaroo in the flesh? Here's a chance to see one close up.



This is what happens when people let their dogs roam.

[Thanks to JD for the photo.]

12 comments:

mick said...

Irresponsible pet ownership makes me really cranky!

Snail said...

Me, too, Mick. There's no excuse for it.

jj said...

Can you write it up with an offer of the photo for the local press?

Snail said...

Last time, the Eacham Times carried a pic of the dead tree roo. We'll have to see who will take it.

Might send it to our local councillor to remind the TRC of what a poorly managed pet policy can do.

biobabbler said...

Seriously. Have cats, but no dogs, and NO ONE lives outside--all they do is kill while out there, and as a conservation biologist who's read statistics on how many animals domestic (well fed) cats kill each year, I think I'd deserve to get hit by lightning if I let them roam and kill.

People who visit our house/property are amazed at all the wildlife. Answer? We don't have dogs. Many neighbors do. Here, creatures can rest.

Honestly, some people need to a) be smacked, b) have their pets taken away from then until they can prove they are adult enough to handle the responsibility. In short: ARF!

Russell Constable said...

Grrr
This sort of thing pisses me right off Bronwen and I see way too many irresponsible dog owners allowing their dogs to roam and kill.
Some pig hunters have actually bragged to me that their dogs go out and hunt by themselves at night like that is a good trait!
Double GRRR

Snail said...

Biobabbler, what makes it worse is that it's a problem with a simple solution. There's plenty of space here (the blocks are 2.5 acres), so it would be easy to build a run for the pooch.

Snail said...

Russ, I heard an interview on local radio with a woman from down your way saying exactly the same thing about some of the pig hunters. I think (hope!) it's a minority. :(

Binjy said...

Very sad :( and folks wonder why our dogs are chained/contained.

Anonymous said...

yes, it is actually. its natural instinct for most canines to hunt. it's ONE small animal. you can't blame them for having natural Instincts. is there even any proof a dog did it? Not that they should let the dogs out that much; just the occasional hunt.

Snail said...

0/10 for you.

Russell Constable said...

Anonymous please don't ever use your real name when making comments as you don't want sane people to know you are a tool!