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Submitted: Friday, Feb 28, 2014 at 21:08
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Are there any gates in the dog fence that can be accessed going west in the Wahgunyah
Cons/park in SA between the Highway and the ocean.
I did find camping permits but nothing about gates.
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Reply By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Friday, Feb 28, 2014 at 23:39

Friday, Feb 28, 2014 at 23:39
Hi Reggy

In a very short answer.........Yes

Coming in from Nundroo, follow Tower Hill Road and it will take you into the Park and to the very start of the Dog Fence. A few kilometres from the start of the fence, there is a gate that will take you through to the other side.

Once through, you can either backtrack on the other side and get to Dog Fence Beach, or head north up the fence to the Eyre Highway.

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Follow Up By: Sir Kev & Darkie - Saturday, Mar 01, 2014 at 08:58

Saturday, Mar 01, 2014 at 08:58
Stephen,

Here is the start at the other end of the Dog Fence near Jandowae QLD :)








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Follow Up By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Sunday, Mar 02, 2014 at 09:59

Sunday, Mar 02, 2014 at 09:59
Hi Kev

Thanks for that. If you are after a good read about the Dog Fence, the book by James Woodford...."The Dog Fence" is worth reading.


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Reply By: get outmore - Saturday, Mar 01, 2014 at 02:29

Saturday, Mar 01, 2014 at 02:29
Thanks those pics bring back memories in an old toyota as a kid doing a2dayer with the dogger. Checking the fence setting traps and takint out dogs caught.
North of ceduna to that pic where it reaches the fence. Nearly 30 years ago
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Follow Up By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Saturday, Mar 01, 2014 at 08:19

Saturday, Mar 01, 2014 at 08:19
Hi N

It was distressing to find this young Wedge Tail Eagle in one of the Traps.


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Follow Up By: Member - Graham N (SA) - Sunday, Mar 02, 2014 at 10:57

Sunday, Mar 02, 2014 at 10:57
Hi Stephen,
You ask 'what else gets caught?' I've seen Echidna's, a small snake (I think it was dropped by a eagle on to the wire) and a small Roo in the electric part of the fence, the Kangaroo had only it's legs left it must have shorted the fence out enough for predators to get to it.
It's probably a small price to pay if it protects our farmers lively hood.
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Follow Up By: Member - eighty matey - Sunday, Mar 02, 2014 at 21:15

Sunday, Mar 02, 2014 at 21:15
I've got ask....how do you get an eagle out of a trap....apart from the obvious, carefully.....

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Follow Up By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Monday, Mar 03, 2014 at 08:08

Monday, Mar 03, 2014 at 08:08
Hi eighty matey

Yes it was not easy. When i was driving towards the eagle, I just thought that it was sitting on a log and would fly off when we got closer.

The closer we got, it just sat there and then at the last minute tried to fly off, only getting about 18 inches off the ground and then we saw it.....a chain that was attached to the trap was stopping it from taking off.

The poor bird must have been in pain and a lot of fear, so we had to access the situation quickly. I retrieved a log handled shovel and small tarp from the car.

Graeme with us placed the shovel over its body to pin it down and I then placed the tarp over its whole body, so it could not see us and hopefully calm the bird down.

It then took me and another man to stand on each end of the trap to open it enough to free the trapped leg. We then removed the tarp and the bird just played dead, but its eyes watching our every move.

At least now the bird was free and we know that it tried to fly off when we approached it, so it now hard a far better chance of survival than being caught in the trap and left for a very long time to die a very slow death.

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Follow Up By: Member - eighty matey - Monday, Mar 03, 2014 at 08:25

Monday, Mar 03, 2014 at 08:25
Not your average day on the tracks.

The poor eagle would have thought his number was up when you came at him with tarps and shovels, stuck in a trap.

Good on you. Job well done,

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Reply By: Member - reggy 2 (VIC) - Monday, Mar 03, 2014 at 20:21

Monday, Mar 03, 2014 at 20:21
Thanks people for your quick response and the great photo's we will be out there in about July so looking forward to the trip
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