‘Disturbed’ homeowners couldn’t sleep after developer built massive six-foot ‘Great Wall’ – only for kangaroos to keep bumping into it at night
- Wallabies crash into a new fence
- The fence causes chaos among the locals
- Area is home to 40 kangaroos and wallabies
A new 6-foot fence is causing chaos in Queensland after wallabies and kangaroos crashed into it overnight.
The temporary fence, which will be replaced by a permanent one, was placed approximately 500 meters along scenic Grandview Lane in Coolum, Queensland.
However, it enraged locals and left the wallaby population ‘agitated and confused’.
Images show how a wallaby tries to break through the wall in harrowing scenes.
In another clip, a wallaby jumps along the boundary line to enter.
Images show how a wallaby tries to break through the wall in harrowing scenes
In another clip, a wallaby jumps along the boundary line to enter
Local residents say the situation has left them “upset” and unable to sleep.
Opponents are demanding that the fence be knocked down and development halted.
Sean Simmons, an opponent of the project, estimates the area is home to 40 kangaroos and wallabies.
He told Yahoo News that the wallabies are “highly visible and very audible.”
“They just bump into it and run past it… you can’t see and hear those things without feeling upset,” he said.
“There are over 40 kangaroos that seem pretty doomed because of this because they will be enclosed by a fence. What happens to them next is a mystery.’
Sean Simmons, an opponent of the project, estimates the area is home to 40 kangaroos and wallabies
Opponents are demanding that the fence be knocked down and development halted
The development sits on some areas of bushland, with fences separating these areas from residential areas.
However, there are fears that the fence will seriously harm the local animals.
Architect Dale Fisher, whose firm Grandview Horizons is behind the subdivision, said, “No wildlife should be affected by the process.”
He also insisted that the wallabies and kangaroos be dispersed in the areas, though he said the issue was beyond his expertise.
The fence is now covered with shade cloth and it is believed that wallabies have not crashed into it since the video was filmed.