One is the loneliest number for Brooms Head brumby
BY ADRIAN MILLER
AND then there was one.
It is nearly the end for the brumby mob which used to roam through Yuraygir National Park at Brooms Head. It is believed only one stallion is left, pictured.
The rest of the mob, which once numbered up to eight brumbies, perished in the Christmas bushfires in 2001, leaving the lone stallion. National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) area manager for Clarence South, Andrew Lugg, said even though there was only one brumby left, the park was no place for the animal.
"Our position is national parks aren't a place for feral animals like horses," he said.
"I know the Brooms Head community used to think having the horses around the village was a tourist attraction, but horses are excluded from the park under the plan of management."
But the stallion can rest easy for now.
"At the moment we've got no plans (to move the stallion), but in future we would be keen to work with the community to find a solution to that lone horse that's out there," Mr Lugg said.