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Bark crazy! Corella danger

AN INVASION of destructive corellas could threaten health of the Loddon River and its gum trees.

Bridgewater residents have seen the birds “in their thousands” return to strip century-old gum trees of green shoots, bark and sap this year.

The birds have also damaged street lighting and feasted on house roof protective seals.

“It’s looking like a mouse plaque,” said Bridgewater Hotel owner Greg McKinley.

“The destruction of rivergums has now spread to low branches. I fear there’s a great risk of losing them forever.”


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