Gar­den­ing dan­gers

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Western 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,


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