- Mar 28, 2018
- AFL Club
I'm naive and dumb on every issue. This is why I post at BigFooty.
Partly it's generational. I grew up in a remote town, and shooting was a recreation. Mostly rabbits but I have shot Roos with a station owners family who had a licence to. It was understood that pets would be put down when they got old. My father used to drown female kittens from our cat that we couldn't give away.
In the 90's lived in Katherine a demountable about 15ks out of town. Wonderful place on the river and walking across a dam put you in the middle of nowhere immediately and great fishing.
The agile Wallabies used to sleep in the speargrass and would scare the crap out of me jumping a couple of feet away near the demountable. The station owner offerred to shoot some but I declined, because they do belong. it is, or was at least, legal in the NT north of the tropic of Capricorn to shoot them.
I was also kept awake at night by kangaroo rats scratching under the floor. He offered to shoot them to, but it's not legal as they're threatened.
They are in plague proportions in the area though, possibly because rabbits can live in the top end. In that case I preferred to get used to the noise.