Sunday, November 14, 2010

FISHING FOR DINGOS


Maybe it was a slow news time in Queensland for this article to emerge in a time when any news from the new Federal Capital was of interest. What interests me today was if it was a serious suggestion or the residents around the new Canberra "having a lend" of the Nation's collective interest.

From other reports I have read dingos in the area were pretty thick on the ground. The settlers however proved their point as evident by the result...

The Queenslander - 6 June 1929



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  1. They were so bad at one stage in the 19th century that convict shepherds had to stay with the flocks out in the scrub. There is a record, at Lanyon I think, of a body being buried with large stones on top to prevent them being dug up by Dingos.

    I saw a dingo (nearly pure, right size,shape and colour) as far as I could tell on the western side of Piccadilly Circus on the descent into the Brindabella Valley a few years ago. Rare if not now totally bred out I am amazed one had bred so pure that long.

    They, if you can call them now in anyway of being a relation to the dingo, are today a mongrel breed of destructive wild dogs better dispatched with a musket ball.

    I have seen enormous dogs (lost pig dogs I suspect)adding frightening qualities to the gene pool and today in some areas of the Brindabellas I would no longer feel safe to be camping out at night on my own after a frightening experience with a pack one night. Very unnerving.

    There is however a wild dog baiting program periodically that reduces numbers and they are still shot and trapped around here.

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