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Talking G'day all from Darwin Australia

Yeah! I can finally post!

I'm Caff, I've been a Ranger (as we call ACO's) here for Council a bit over 3 years. LOVE the job, hate the politics.

I've been reading heaps about how things are different in the States - I'll stop my whinging as I thought we were hard done by, but I take my hat off to you guys! At least we don't have rabies, and skunks, and wolves, but we do have crocs, sharks and stingers on our doorstep, thankfully not for pick up!

Looking forward to contributing, expect a few threads from the dim dark past to get bumped!
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We do have rabies and skunks around her, no wolves but we have coyote, no crocks but gators. The sharks and stingers are only in the aquarium, but I do have mountain lions and bob cats.
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Welcome! I should be visiting your Country soon! Well in May. Didn't I read not too long ago Australia had a feral Kangaroo problem? Or was that Camels? That sounded crazy!
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Thanks for the welcome, all.

GTO, you sure do have a few animals with pointy bits on them, you can have them!

Breal76, you will have a ball! Do you know where you're going yet? Yes, there are often places where there are feral animal problems - roos quite often in farming areas, as the conditions that are good for cropping are also good for roos. And rabbits. Central Australia does have a significant feral camel problem - there was quite a lot of controversy about the culling program that occurred maybe 6 months ago because of the "cruelty" aspect - as in they were killed and their carcasses left to rot. Ummmm...it's in the middle of the desert miles from ANYWHERE, and it was more cruel to let them live as there was no food or water for them due to their sheer numbers.
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I used to have a friend that worked at the Ft. Worth zoo, and her nickname was “Dances with Roos” because she could go into the habitat and hand feed them. Of all the critters I have handled over the years, roos just ain’t one of them, but I do get the occasional snake.

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GTO, I have some friends who do wildlife rescue and have hand-reared joeys. Apparently they are hard work as they can go downhill very quickly, but when they're bubs they are very sweet natured. When they get bigger, they're pushy

The smaller ones in particular have gorgeous looking faces; the big reds are HUGE and very strong.
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