Sen­a­tor to try shock tac­tics

Townsville Bulletin - - Inside Today -

KEEP your eyes peeled . . . Nor t h Que e n s l a n d - b a s e d Sen­a­tor Ian Mac­don­ald has t h r e a t e n e d t o r e l e a s e a salt­wa­ter croc­o­dile into Lake Bur­ley Grif­fin in Can­berra and in the Bris­bane River to high­light the grow­ing prob­lem of rogue croc­o­diles in the North.

‘‘ I am sick and tired of try­ing to con­vince looney left gree­nies and La­bor politi­cians that croc­o­diles lurk- ing in or near cities and towns need to be culled or re­moved as a mat­ter of ur­gency,’’ Sen. Mac­don­ald said.

He sent out a chal­lenge to Ju­lia Gil­lard, Anna Bligh and Bob Brown to come on a camp­ing trip with him to the Cape or the Gulf to ex­pe­ri­ence t he t hreat f i rst hand.

Sen­a­tor Mac­don­ald said an at­tack last week on a fish­er­man by a 4m croc­o­dile near Weipa al­most cost the man his life.

‘‘ Lo­cals say this croc was a baby com­pared to some of the mon­sters they’ve seen in lo­cal rivers,’’ he said.

‘‘ If noth­ing else, putting a croc into Lake Bur­ley Grif­fin or the Bris­bane River might be the only way to high­light the prob­lem to those who seem to be­lieve that crocs are more im­por­tant than hu­mans’’.

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