Australia gets the hump, overrun by thousands of camels!
Gud day, its not the dingo's nor the roos that are causing mayhem down near the billy bongs, but damn ugly beasts that spit and chew on the cud.
Its the same old problem of introducing a species, that just does not really belong with roos and the dingo's. First of the rabbit problem and those rabbits where too damn fast to be caught by the dingo's, so they multiplied and shooting and trapping them became too expensive. So a virus was introduced that harm no other earthly creature, that just attacked the front teeth of the rabbits, so they could not eat carrots any more. The rabbit population was culled effectually, but I must add cruelly as they starved to death.
But this next problem concerns an animal that has multiplied with less steam, but have know reach a level that they are plain trouble. Dingo's are scared of them and because these creatures are so damn large, there are no predators to keep the numbers down.
So now the Aussies have put their thinking hats on, as its going to be costly to shoot them from the air, so what are they going to do? Butchers get ready to sell Australian camel meat. maybe then a Maccamel burger or two will go down well in Sidney's Mac Donald's?
There are more than a million of them and they pose one of the greatest social and environmental challenges to Australia's outback.
They munch their way through desert vegetation, further denuding this arid nation's heartland and threatening its sensitive ecosystem. They damage Aboriginal communities in their search for water, fracturing pipes and knocking air conditioning units off walls. And their population is more than doubling every eight to nine years.
The camel – which was introduced to Australia in 1840 to help transport heavy goods to the remote interior of the country – has now become one of its greatest pests. Dealing with the alarming population growth of one-humped Camelus dromedarius has been vexing governments, conservation bodies and scientists for years.
Anyone got any suggestions such as sell them as cuddly pets?