SHIRE WILL PAY PRICE WITH TOO MANY CROCS: PHILLIPS
Over one hundred years ago our forefathers cleared the land in this shire and established a viable community of farmers and fisherman and cane growers, just enough to create a healthy economy and in doing so, were smart enough to cull the crocodiles from the estuaries and beaches so that the local inhabitants could use them for commercial and recreational uses.
Now around the mid 70s it was decided, probably by some politicians living 2000 kilometres away, to stop having annual culls and as a result over the last 50 years their population has grown exponentially.
The only limiting factor is the alpha males that have the cunning intelligence to kill off other males so to have dominance over their territory. At least they know how to try to control their own population.
Now we have just finished another breeding period so shortly another 8000odd eggs will hatch and more and more crocodiles will be spilling onto our beaches by this time next year.
So we basically now have a breed of politician that is so scared of vote counting and social media abuse that they can’t bring themselves to reintroduce a culling season and as a result the local councils will get together and have a talk fest with the State government department of Environment and Heritage Protection or some such institutions, the result is a