Heartless vandals destroy fence
‘ STUPID’: Alligator Creek grazier Alan Sheret shows a section of the broken fence AN Alligator Creek grazier is furious and heartbroken after finding his property fence broken into hundreds of pieces.
Alan Sheret said he was furious someone could be so ‘‘ stupid and heartless’’.
The cattleman is now offering a $ 1000 reward to anyone who has any information on the crime.
Mr Sheret said he had only just made repairs to the $ 6000 fence last week and had no idea why someone would target him.
‘‘ I arrived back on the property the next day to find more than 500 cuts to the wire fence,’’ he said.
Mr Sheret said he was devastated by the find.
‘‘ A fence is a fence but I was more concerned about the livestock wandering and causing a fatality as a result of this act of pure stupidity,’’ he said.
‘‘ I couldn’t believe it after someone allowed my livestock to wander from the property.’’
The 27ha property contained 70 head of cattle, all of which escaped after the fence was cut.
‘‘ We still have at least 20 head unaccounted for,’’ Mr Sheret said.
‘‘ It would have taken two to three hours to cut it . . . t h e g r a s s swampy.’’
Mr Sheret said more than a kilometre of barbed wire had been lost totalling at least $ 5000 worth of fence.
The grazier has notified police and is now asking for public help to solve the mystery.
‘‘ I was there half the night fixing it, it was a terrible waste of time,’’ he said.
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