Sunday, July 29, 2007

Annual Pig and Pussy Hunt

Big haul expected in Pig and Pussy Hunt - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation): "The annual 'Pig and Pussy Hunt' starts today to control feral animals around Pine Creek, 200 kilometres south of Darwin in the Northern Territory.

The hunt targets feral pigs and cats as well as cane toads.

Last year 69 feral pigs were shot.

Hunt organiser Rodney Haines says he expects an even bigger haul this year.

'It's a massive problem,' he said.

'They estimate there are six million wild pigs just in the Top End.

'So imagine how much they have got eat just to keep alive, from the crocodile eggs, to turtle eggs, to birds."

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Daniel Goines's best novel. Who knew he'd write so well about Australia?

Anonymous said...

He's Donald's brother, obviously.

Cap'n Bob said...

Haven't we all gone pussy hunting and ended up with a pig?

Unknown said...

Only you would think of that one, Cap'n Bob.

Brent McKee said...

No, only he would say it out loud.

Cap'n Bob said...

Glad I could be there for everyone, Brent.