Red-caps. at Truganina.

To: Peter Shute <>
Subject: Red-caps. at Truganina.
From: David Richardson <>
Date: Sun, 3 Oct 2010 11:30:28 +1100
There are Melbourne Water signs attatched to the high fence at intervals
around the perimeter.It states its a conservation area and to please keep

This seems to make some people even more determined to go in.Even though
there are ample multi-use parks provided around Altona.


On Sun, Oct 3, 2010 at 9:42 AM, Peter Shute <> wrote:

> Sounds like a good idea, but in this case the area is already completely
> fenced and off limits to the public. These people had to climb over a
> shoulder height fence to get in.
> People occasionally get in there to walk their dogs, but I would imagine
> that would do less damage to the Red-caps' breeding success than having
> remote control cars screaming all over the nesting area for a prolonged
> period.
> Interestingly, I don't think there are actually any signs saying you aren't
> allowed in, although that should be obvious, or why. I'm not sure if that
> would reduce the number of incursions.
> I think a bit of barbed wire would have the best results.
> As I mentioned, it's really hard to get trespassers into any kind of
> trouble, because they're usually on foot, and would be already gone if the
> police ever did turn up.
> Peter Shute
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