Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - OPINION -

BE­ING a pro­fes­sional gar­dener these days is be­com­ing more and more danger­ous.

Prun­ing shrubs and trees, you get at­tacked by wasps and bees; weed­ing gar­den beds, you have to watch out for snakes, blue-tongue lizards and red­backs; but the most danger­ous of all these days is slash­ing long grass on verges where hy­po­der­mic syringes are dumped.

I hit one the other day with my line-trim­mer (whip­per-snip­per) which flew up and hit me on the leg.

Luck­ily, both syringes I found that day had caps on the nee­dle or I could have been in for a hep­ati­tis check. GERRY COLE­MAN, Bassendean.

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