Hello from Coquette Point,
At long last Cassowary matriarch ‘Jessie’ has succumbed to the wooing of ‘Snout’. For the last six weeks ‘Snout’ has been displaying and preening his feathers, vocalizing with low, low drumming sounds while doing his best to approach ‘Jessie’. Until Monday his attentions had been rejected and always ended with an aggressive chase.
On Monday afternoon ‘Snout’ was standing in the nursery looking at ‘Plastic Cas’ when ‘Jessie’ turned up. She looked kindly at him and after 10 minutes or so they started the courtship-walk.
The approval of an eight residential lot development within prime cassowary habitat has resuslted in the destruction of an important cassowary corridor at Mission Beach. It was approved on all levels of government, the outcome being totally contrary to the promises in the application referred to the federal government environment department. It highlights the lack of planning that allows this shocking, unacceptable practice to continue.