Red-caps. at Truganina.

To: Peter Shute <>
Subject: Red-caps. at Truganina.
From: David Richardson <>
Date: Mon, 4 Oct 2010 15:08:34 +1100
To follow up on my reprt of the distubance at Truganina Swamp,I have
followed advice sent to me by several of you and contacted both the local
council ranger and Melbourne water concerning the incident I witnessed.


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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