No sense on rogue croc is­sue

Townsville Bulletin - - OPINION -

I’VE been alive 63 years and the Mag­netic Is­land swim has been con­ducted for 61 years.

But now it is in jeop­ardy be­cause of a “rogue” crocodile.

Does this mean that all other crocs are sub­dued cud­dly crea­tures that would curl up on your lap and purr with sat­is­fac­tion as you watched your pre­ferred re­al­ity TV show?

And why is it that this “rogue” is not trem­bling in his/ her scaly pre­his­toric skin know­ing full well that Ranger “Dan” or “Si­mone” with their univer­sity ed­u­ca­tion and fat salary with perks are on the job to curb the evil in­ten­tions of said “rogue”. I think not.

The rea­son the swim con­tin­ued for so many years is that the com­mon- sense fish­er­men who rowed hand­made punts car­ried ex- army .303 ri­fles to cull these dan­ger­ous crea­tures and keep the hu­man habit safe. NOEL DO­HERTY, Con­don.

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