brumbies on racecourse run sun 1 nov 348 pm

kiter

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I doubt anyone will see this before the image refreshes but when cruising the cams i noticed a herd of brumbies grazing on racecourse run . Not sure if archives or history can be accessed but its a pretty big mob.Its actually the 3 40 pm shot
 

kiter

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I screenshoted on my iPad and will try to upload it here . they were up the hill a bit at 5 pm
 

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might have been these ones I saw in August just near the turn off to Selwyn

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kiter

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could be . ill try and get that screenshot up later . great shot of the big black horse in the background watching over the rest of them .
 
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skifree

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Could build a trap yard there, and just watch the cams to know when to bring in the truck.
 
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You'll get more in the trap.

1 shot and all but the one you hit will be gone for a month.
 

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If you spend any time up in that area off the highway you quickly realise that there are hundreds of mobs like the one in Bergs photo all through the place. From any one spot you can typically see a few mobs within view.
 

skifree

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The trappers based out of Blowering can only remove about 6 per day. Not enough to keep up with population growth. Such a waste of resources to do it this way. Much better to go back to guns and choppers.

Might be true, but it appears unpossible to implement, whereas trapping is implementable. So at this stage any removal is a good removal compared to no removal.
 

skifree

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Is it? If it costs heaps and makes no difference is it really worthwhile?

(general philosophical question, no reality required).

Given the trappers are supposed to selling the animals presumably there is a recoup of some costs. There is very mixed information about on this topic.

If a removal process is not keeping up with a breeding rate then it does not follow that it is making no difference, it is making a difference, but just not as much as is desirable. And you never know, if you pull out a very active fertile male then the difference will be significant, but that level of analysis is not really practical. We can but hope.:)

If we were talking about cane toads then maybe I'd consider the answer differently.
 

skifree

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Almost all of them go to the knackery. Its a nightmare of a solution from both animal welfare and conservation perspectives.

Animal goes to sleep and finds another purpose, lots of other animals, plants, water ways and goeography gets to maintain purpose as per at least 20k years plus. Una unique way that is not replicated anywhere in Oz.
 
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