GOLDEN EAGLE SHOT AT GUDGENBY


Another record of our casual attitudes to shooting native fauna in the early 20th century. Is it any wonder we struggle with some species of native animals today. The reported killing of what I suspect is a Wedge Tailed Eagle but reported as a Golden Eagle which by all accounts live in the Northern Hemisphere.

That generation managed to hunt the Koala and Rock Wallaby to extinction in the ACT and had a good go at the Quoll. It seems to me that the attitude generally in Australia for sport was 'If it moves. Kill it!'.

I did however watch one sailing over the Murrumbidgee near Point Hut Crossing last week before gliding off towards Tidbinbilla...

The Canberra Times - Tuesday 24 June 1930



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