Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Aussie Solutions

There are times when you just have to kill something, and there is no room for half measures. Any civilized nation will allow some latitude in how it allows common citizens to address this need.

This is particularly true when it comes to wildlife that endangers your home and your family.

Gun control issues not withstanding, Australia just may stand head and shoulders above the rest of the world when it comes to this.


Australian farmers are being urged by authorities to use poison gas and even ammonium nitrate explosive to blow up rabbits, as biological controls fail, The Adelaide Advertiser reported in its Thursday edition.

A warning issued to farmers by the South Australian Environment Department urges them to "overcome the rabbit's tremendous breeding potential" by traditional means such as bulldozers, poison baits, fumigation, dogs and even explosives.

"Explosives are an alternative for follow up control . . . accreditation and training is mandatory," the information bulletin issued by the Arid Lands Natural Resources Management Board (ALNRMB) states.


I have a real serious problem with groundhogs in my backyard.

10 comments:

Fredd said...

These Aussies, pikers all. If you want to get less of something, tax it.

Duh.

"bulldozers, poison baits, fumigation, dogs and even explosives..." Bah.

Tax 'em, I say. For each vermin, a $3.96 tax is levied per quarter. Watch how these pests vanish like a case of Scotch at the Kennedy compound.

Er, wait...now that Teddy is pushing up daisies, perhaps that analogy no longer holds.

sig94 said...

Fred - With a fine reputation like Teddy's to inspire the clan, I imagine another Kennedy will be stepping up to the plate sooner rather than later. After all, what's a tradition for?

Fredd said...

And a fine tradition it is, Sig. Bottoms up.

FORGER said...

Be vewy, vewy qwiet, I'm expwodin' wabbits...

hahahahaha.......BOOM!!!

USA_Admiral said...

If you start putting up groundhog claymores please send pictures. Nothing says mess like a claymore mine.

sig94 said...

Fredd - Happy Daze.

sig94 said...

Forger - ELmer's prawbem all these years was that he wasn't using the wight wabbit woad.

sig94 said...

Admiral - I tried using a pitchfork once but he was too fast. I killed a few with head snare traps I borrowed from my SIL. I also got a bird and two skunks. One skunk was still slive. I think my daughter is still tramatized by that one as I clubbed it to death while she held his ass down with a rake.

Snarky Basterd said...

Oh, yeah. Exploding rabbits might even cause Elmer Fudd to leave Congress and put his hunting suit back on.

Wait? That fat bastard who talks funny in Congress isn't Elmer Fudd?

sig94 said...

No he isn't and we don't mention the kind of hunting that he does...