World’s luckiest Wallaby

Caught in the bird netting was a young wallaby who, malady following a lengthy interrogation and an undertaking never to return was released over the back fence.

The prolonged drought has brought a  considerable number of wallabies into the vineyard, despite wallaby wire all round.

Fortunately, at this time of the year the damage they cause is minimal.  Budburst is the worst time, as the little critters eat the buds of the most important part of the vine:  the renewal spurs which are the source of the canes for the following year.

About Stuart

Born Bushey Herts UK in 1945. Migrated to Australia 1949. Schooled in Launceston Tas. Served in the RAAF 1963-1986 initially as an instrument mechanic, graduating from 64 pilots course in 1968. Service in Vietnam 1971. Graduate: Navy Staff College in 1984. Retired as Wing Commander 1986. Graduate: Charles Sturt University 1987 with BAppSc (Wine Science). A decade of wine politics 1987 - 2007 including state president (Tas) and national vice-president of the Winemakers Federation of Australia. State services member: Veterans Review Board 1991 - 2015 and chairman of Life Education Tasmania Inc 2007 - 2013. Passionate about wine; keen trekker in PNG; military history.
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