"Haven't seen him since." Maybe with some luck his girlfriend shot him.
On Behalf Of brian fleming
Sent: Friday, 15 June 2012 3:27 PM
Subject: Don't Talk To the Hunters
In my student days I briefly knew a young man who went shooting. He
reported how one weekend, he was walking round looking for something
to shoot at a reserve at Mt Macedon (Vic). He thought he saw a wallaby
and approached the bushes in which it had taken cover, but was surprised
to see a small boy run out, playing with other kids.
His reaction was one of absolute rage with the kids' parents, who
were picnicking nearby, for letting their young run about unsupervised. What
were they doing in a Reserve anyway, instead of at the official
I suppose he had really had had a bad shock finding that he could have
been up on a manslaughter charge, but the assumption that people
shouldn't wander about in a Reserve because hunters might be shooting
there is not one I want in National Parks.
At the time I pointed out that all Kangaroos and wallabies enjoyed
legal protection, but was firmly told "No, you should shoot them
whenever you see them, because they are absolute pests."
Haven't seen him since.
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