Brush-turkey legalities

To: Paul Taylor <>
Subject: Brush-turkey legalities
From: Laurie Knight <>
Date: Thu, 13 Aug 2020 17:53:50 +1000
G’day Paul

Is the mound in your yard or the neighbours, or does it straddle the boundary?

Regards, Laurie.

> On 13 Aug 2020, at 5:09 pm, Paul Taylor <> wrote:
> Background:  We've had a Brush-turkey mound in our SE QLD backyard since
> just after Christmas last year - very late in the season, but Spring was very 
> hot
> and dry.  The usual mass movements of leaf litter etc. occurred, but you get
> that living on the fringe.
> In the last week of so, there has been renewed activity at the mound - 
> but not the original male, who may have become a road statistic.
> We think the new "alpha male" (big wattle) muscled in after a youngster
> had done the hard slog.
> A neighbour had a tarp. slung over our shared fence for several months;
> we assumed to let it dry out.
> This afternoon the tarp had been used to cover the mound, and was 
> pegged down with concrete blocks.  Does covering an active mound
> constitute "harm" to a protected species?  (e.g. "Nature Conservation
> Act 1992".)
> I don't want to start a fight with a neighbour, but they've totally crossed
> the line here.
> Thoughts etc.?
> Thanks!
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