Got a spare dead bird - and money to pay the fine?

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Subject: Got a spare dead bird - and money to pay the fine?
From: "michael norris" <>
Date: Sun, 27 Jun 2010 22:52:41 +1000
I've heard Ken Simpson talking about his bachelor days.

His old banger had rusted away underneath so he cut a hole just in front of the driver's seat so he could just drive over a corpse, use the scoop he had made - and toss the corpse onto the back seat!

The moral to this story is that, having reached the age of wishing to be somewhat respectable, he bought a new car. It was nicked -and the entire manuscript of what was to become "Birds of Bass Strait" vanished with the car.

Anyhow, you are only in danger of a fine if someone in authority thinks it is worth a prosecution.

That means that if you were taken to a magistrate's court there would be a significant probability that you would be faced with more than a small fine or being let off.

I don't know about the NT but down here in Vic my experiences suggest you would not be in danger.

And I've also heard a public servant explain that you can be nicked for having an egg shell, but that would only be if that were evidence in a whole case about you raiding birds' nests.....

Michael Norris


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