drive along the beach at low tide.
Why? Well - it's Easy, they Look Important and they don't expend any energy and get all sweaty chasing Criminals like us. And this was fine, because we would know when to look out for them and see them coming for miles.
But lately they have taken to parking at a convenient (SHORT) Beach Entry Track and waddling down to the beach in the hope of catching Offenders off their guard.
So now we need to be alert for Big Blue Beer Guts hiding in the dunes at all hours of the day. However they never venture far from the end of the Paths. (The Energything again.)
On face value,
these Dog Patrols would not be such a BAD thing - for some Vicious
Dogs on Crowded
Beaches, but for an Old Aged Pensioner exercising
his Good Natured Pooch on DESERTED Beaches
at 7AM it's Bloody RIDICULOUS.
And these Puffed Up Little Bureaucrats really seem to ENJOY their job.
I copped a $150 Fine today for letting my dog loose on our deserted beach to run into the water chasing seagulls. The only people present were my neighbours (who love dogs) and of course Officer Kelly (The Dirty Harry of Maroochy)
He got PISSED because I didn't pay him his due respect, and simply walked away while he was giving me his prepared Lecture on Dog Control.
(I had to walk away or I might have HIT him - Then I would have been up on Assault.)
The JOB SPECIFICATIONS
And what does that tell you about the Council that PAYS them???