Shooting at the WTP

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Subject: Shooting at the WTP
From: Bill Stent <>
Date: Tue, 14 Apr 2015 13:39:21 +1000
Hmm, what is it with dogs of late?

I was at Wyperfeld at Easter, and a 4WD club came through with a dozen
vehicles - and a dog.  The ranger came past a few times during their
one-night stay, and the dog mysteriously disappeared whenever he
approached, so they presumably knew of the prohibition.


On Tue, Apr 14, 2015 at 1:34 PM, Sonja Ross <> wrote:
> Hi Debbie,
> I've seen people with at least 3 big dogs walking along the "beach road", 
> well inside the plant in the past but there is no-where that I know of to 
> report it.   At least they weren't shooters, but the dogs jumped in close to 
> where an Australasian Bittern had been reported in the previous few days.
> More recently, I was taking two visiting Canadians around the plant, and came 
> up to a parked car at the entry to the Western Lagoons.    We drove along the 
> road nearest the Spit, and came to a girl with two dogs off leash.  I asked 
> her if she was aware she shouldn't be there, and she she said"NO"!   I 
> explained about Orange-bellied Parrots and asked her to leave and she did.  I 
> realise it is a long shot, but I do wonder if it would be worth Melbourne 
> Water putting no dogs allowed on some of the gates - not that everyone would 
> comply, but some might.
> Sonja
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