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A young koala's beach adventure

December 22nd 2002
Kite on a Line

A brahminy kite went close to becoming a real kite last week after it swooped down to pick up a fish which happened to be attached to a fisherman's line at Nelly Bay .

Cutting the line the fisherman watched as the bird took its prey up into a beachside casurina tree. There the bird became tangled in the line which attached to the tree.

The fisherman was however able to call the Qld Parks and Wildlife office and Officer in Charge, Greg Inglis who was able to come straight away to help. Greg climbed the tree and soon had the bird free.

Greg told MT, "This is a perfect example of how discarded waste can have negative impact on our wildlife. It was fortunate that the incident was reported to QPWS immediately. The brahminy was able to be released in a timely manner, minimising stress and further damage to the bird."



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