Tuesday, 26 July 2011

On the move

Well, it was good while it lasted. But the inevitable has happened and our cassowary has been relocated to a site more suited to its needs. Somewhere with lots of fruit and nobody to bother it, I hope. Somewhere without nitwits that drive too fast on narrow roads and who let their dogs roam through the rainforest.


biobabbler said...

aw. I'm glad you got to see it (as did WE!) and I'm glad it's going somewhere (presumably) better suited to its needs.

Yes, re: speeding boneheads. I'd like to devise a safety device for them. Perhaps a hologram of someone/thing THEY love popping up in the road in front of them (if not killing wildlife is not a sufficient motivator re: not driving like a nut job).

Hope your cassowary has a long and fruitful life. =)

Snail said...

It was such a privilege seeing this bird! We all knew that it would probably have to be relocated, given the number of people and the relatively small area of rainforest. I'm quite relieved (on behalf of the cassowary) that it has gone. I hope that it is spending its day gorging on figs, Davidson's plum and those groovy satinashs that fruit straight from the trunk.

forestwalk/laura k said...

love the sign!! but i guess most drivers (not including us of course!) don't pay much attention to them!!
hopefully the cassowary will be happier and safer now!

Mr. Smiley said...

Why can't people learn to live with these birds. Where are you located? I'll bet there is more damage done in relocating them with the trauma etc. Pity.

Snail said...

Laura, I hope so too. They cassowary is an endangered species, so the birds need all the protection we can give them. They regularly get hit by cars on the coast roads. Not so much up here because most of them are in the montane forests.

Mr Smiley, I'm between Yungaburra and Malanda. I had my fingers crossed that the bird would move on under its own volition --- because there are better spots for it --- but it seemed to have settled in. You could see that it was going to become a 'problem'. Although I suspect that the bird itself wasn't the real problem.