Up to 6000 camels invade Docker River, a town southwest of Alice Springs, in the Northern Territory
THE Northern Territory is declaring war on a herd of thirsty camels that have invaded a small town - breaking sewage pipes and air conditioners in search of water. http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/wacky/up-to-6000-camels-invade-docker-river-a-twon-southwest-of-alice-springs-in-northern-territory/story-e6frev20-1225803973511
Up to 6000 camels have invaded Docker River, a town of 350 people located 500km south west from Alice Springs.
The Northern Territory is declaring war on a herd of thirsty camels that have invaded a small town - breaking sewage pipes and airconditioners in search of water.
McDonnell Shire Council chief executive Graham Taylor said these animals were damaging community infrastructure and had crippled the airstrip.
Local Government Minister Rob Knight has today given the council $49,000 to employ an aerial shooter to herd the animals 15km away and cull the animals.
This will be the largest cull in the Territory's history.
"There has been a dry spell and they are coming in for the water," he said.
I dont think its right for them to kill them