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Camels, which run wild in central Australia, are sought after in north west Queensland for their penchant for prickly acacia, one of the many introduced weeds choking up the countryside. Photo: Sally Gall.

Camels, which run wild in central Australia, are sought after in north west Queensland for their penchant for prickly acacia, one of the many introduced weeds choking up the countryside. Photo: Sally Gall.

Last week was a particularly feral one in my part of the world.

The Queensland Country Life front page headline ‘Pestilence’ summed it up – the destruction posed by cats, fall armyworm, and grasshoppers were all in the limelight, and a story on the control of rabbits followed later in the week.

Opinion is divided on the true extent of the damage feral and…



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