While taking the train from Seymour to Melbourne yesterday I noticed the Army seems to have started a kangaroo farm at Puckapunyal.
There were scores of the big buggers hopping around near the railway line. Curiously, they appeared to be fenced in using electric tape.
There was outrage a couple of years ago when the Army started shooting the pestilent roos. You’d think that was a natural enough thing for soldiers to do, but the greenies said otherwise.
I heard today they had to develop a management plan, which presumably involves fencing them in.
This is crazy stuff. If there are too many kangaroos on vacant land, close to farms, they should be removed, culled for meat or used as target practice.
Some other observations from the train trip:
It’s definitely a good idea to catch the train at Seymour instead of Wangaratta. It’s cheaper and there are more options for the return leg. It only cost me $23 return, going down first class on a country train and coming back in economy on a commuter.
I had return options of 1.30pm, 2pm (coach), 3pm and 5pm. The fare was cheaper than parking in Melbourne and much less hassle. A first-class return fare from Wangaratta costs more than $90 and the trip back departs Melbourne at 5pm.
The journey from Seymour took about 75 minutes, which is similar to road, or perhaps a little faster.