As of today, Friday 17th of May, a single fox apparently has the run of the Backpaddock until it’s caught. Don’t hold your breath.
What I’d been predicting for a few weeks has indeed come to pass. The bandicoot Hilton has been once again been made off limits and a big chain and padlock and a sign saying ‘Close for Thanksgiving” < Apologies to Arlo Guthrie and “Alice’s Restaurant”
My mate Neil A went out today and got in, but the gate was then locked and it was fortunate a passerby came along and phoned the Vic Parks people and eventually a ranger came by with a ‘tough luck mate’, story, and let him out, otherwise, they’d be looking for a fox and Neil. My money is still on the fox.
So unless the Flames decide the tucker is better on the outside, the White-throated Treecreeper extends its territory or the fox just simply gives itself up, that’s another season I can write off.
For all the money spent on this project, it seems to me just to be a rort to employ or give people some reason for getting more money from the government.
Call me cynical, skeptical and a bit peeved and you’d be playing with the right coloured pencils.
Looks like a few more trips up to Craigieburn for us.
The website by the way does not indicate a closed park.
Oh, in case you’ve never seen a fox. Here’s one now.
For the folk involved in the great fox hunt. This is what you’re looking for. Good Luck. You’ll need it.
Please open the gate for the rest of us sometime before the Flame Robin flocks go back for summer.