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#1 OscarAndTilly

Posted 18 January 2013 - 09:09 AM

This morning when I woke there was 5-6 people in the bush across the road in front of our house and they looked to be pulling weeds. They had no rubbish bags and to me it just seems a bizarre thing to be doing.

The bush is vast and I don't see the logic in doing a tiny section.

A part of me wonders if they were doing it to see when ppl in the street leave in the mornings.

Would you be suss?

#2 Jenferal

Posted 18 January 2013 - 09:12 AM

weeds...or "weed'?
I would be a bit suss and it might be worth a call to the local police station, just to report it in case of break ins.

#3 MintyBiscuit

Posted 18 January 2013 - 09:23 AM

Are you in one of the high risk bushfire areas today? I'd also be concerned in that regard.

#4 Therese

Posted 18 January 2013 - 09:25 AM

QUOTE (HollyOllyOxenfree @ 18/01/2013, 10:23 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Are you in one of the high risk bushfire areas today? I'd also be concerned in that regard.


That's what would concern me the most.

#5 CountryFeral

Posted 18 January 2013 - 09:28 AM

Ring your local landcare office and find out?

There are always landcare volunteers doing things like that around here - yes the bush is vast, but they might have started near the houses as that is often where the garden escapee weeds are at their most virulent.

Also doing it where people can see you reminds others that keeping our bush weed free is a good idea and you often get extra helpers.

#6 Rachaelxxx

Posted 18 January 2013 - 09:30 AM

Hmmmm that doesn't sound right does it, let's hope there is nothing sinister in it.

#7 Madnesscraves

Posted 18 January 2013 - 09:36 AM

Pulling weeds? Could be they're removing weeds deemed hazardous to the bush land but no rubbish bags? I find that suss too. Never hurts to put in a call to your local police station. (You call the local station number, not triple 0)

#8 ECsMum

Posted 18 January 2013 - 09:40 AM

they don't always use bags to take the weeds away - sometimes they just pull the weeds, cover the piles in black plastic and let them decompose - maybe they are doing that?

#9 NunSoFeral

Posted 18 January 2013 - 09:40 AM

Maybe ask them?

My first thought was something lost.
As in big screaming match and a ring, phone, etc thrown out of a window.

Landcare another thought - although the ones I have seen usually have tools, bags, close by.

I would ask them, nicely.
Watch reactions and go from there - if they look suss, ring local police.

#10 Feral Grey Mare

Posted 18 January 2013 - 09:42 AM

OscarAndTilly, I think you need to find more productive ways to occupy your time.

#11 Mpjp is feral

Posted 18 January 2013 - 09:42 AM

Landcare? Edible weeds?

#12 OscarAndTilly

Posted 18 January 2013 - 09:51 AM

Lol old grey mare I couldn't miss them when I opened my eyes, looked out window and there they were.

It's probably nothing sinister however it got me thinking seeing that we have had a few break ins in the street over the yrs (one right under my nose) so I just notice these things.

Oh and I didn't sit there staring at them. Just looked every now and then to see if they were still there

#13 ~sydblue~

Posted 18 January 2013 - 09:54 AM

I would probably try and take photos just in case something did happen.

#14 BadCat

Posted 18 January 2013 - 10:07 AM

I wouldn't think twice about them.  Might even pop out for a chat.


#15 Oriental lily

Posted 18 January 2013 - 10:12 AM

So what were they doing with the weeds?
Just throwing on the ground?
Piling them in a heap?
Tying in bundles?

Some thoughts.

Edilble weeds. We often can see people picking weeds at the side of the road in our area.
But it's specific weed..

Or there is a weed, a type of nettle that is used in the cut flower industry.

DH used to get permission of farmers to go pick it. We are in the cut flower industry.

Was there behaviour odd op?
Where they paying attention to homes more than 'the work'?
If it was from the council or land care organization they would be wearing fluro tops as a work safety requirement.

If not then its private thing.

So just keep an eye out if you think their beaviiour is suss but there could be legitimate reasons for picking weeds.


#16 (feral)epg

Posted 18 January 2013 - 10:13 AM

I would pop over with some cold drinks for them and tell them what a great job they're doing.  If they're legit they will appreciate it, and if they're 'scoping' the street they will know that they have been seen and are identifiable and probably move on.

#17 OscarAndTilly

Posted 18 January 2013 - 10:20 AM

They were wearing black so mustn't be landcare.

They were half heatedly pulling the weeds and seemed to just be dropping them.

Probably nothing sinister I just like to keep an eye out seeing that I watched a break in and had no idea.

Oh and they have gone now.

Edited by OscarAndTilly, 18 January 2013 - 10:21 AM.


#18 aidensmum

Posted 18 January 2013 - 10:28 AM

My DH or the neighbor would have been out there asking them what they were doing straight away. If they have a genuine reason you will know and if you think it sounds dodgy you can write down the license plate of their vehicle.

We had weird stuff happen in our street when there were people dealing drugs from a house in the neighborhood. Everytime something seemed weird it was and someone was looking for a car or house to rob or driving stolen cars.

#19 OscarAndTilly

Posted 18 January 2013 - 10:34 AM

I couldn't see any car either, unless they parked at the reserve at end of street.

Oh well I guess it gave me something new to ponder on this hot day.



#20 snuffles

Posted 18 January 2013 - 12:38 PM

They still could be landcare as there is no uniform, I am in a few landcare groups and I just wear whatever I like.

Usually we don't take the weeds elsewhere for disposal, most weeds you can leave hanging on bushes or trees (so they can't reroot), unless they have seed heads, which we do remove for disposal.  There are a very few weeds that you can just pull up and leave on the ground, and they won't reroot.  We try to minimise what goes into landfill.

Landcare is primarily volunteers, but usually there is a supervisor (although not always).

Of course they may not be landcare, but it is possible.




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