An Aboriginal community in the south-west of Queensland has been left devastated by a massive bird of a bird strike.
The birds, which were believed to have landed on Morris Farm in the last few days, caused widespread disruption to the local community.
“It’s pretty devastating,” Morris farmer Jim Morris told the ABC.
“We have had quite a bit of damage to the farm.
It’s been blown away.”
Mr Morris said he and his partner, Sarah, who manages Morris Farm, had been “bitterly” trying to deal with the damage.
“They are a very close-knit family, they are all very close to each other,” he said.
“My wife is really heartbroken because it’s her last day as well.”‘
We have lost a lot of business’The Morris family farm is one of four in south-western Queensland owned by the Morris family.
The family is one the largest in the area and has been operating the farm for more than 130 years.
“I think we’ve lost a good deal of business from the birds,” Mr Morris said.
The Morris farm is in the far north-east of Queensland and is the home of a number of Aboriginal traditions.
“Our traditional hunting ground is the bush,” Mr Morris said.”[Our elders] told us to go out there and hunt our animals, and we did.”
But we lost some of those animals and some of our traditional hunting grounds.
“So we have lost quite a lot [of business].”
The Morris brothers said they had received offers of help from other farms in the region to assist with their efforts.
“Some of the local people have offered to help out,” Mr Morrison said.’
We had no idea what was going on’Morris farmer Sarah said the farm was “completely devastated”.
“It was a really bad hit,” she said.
She said she was not sure whether the birds had landed on her farm or the family’s other farm, which was not affected.
“When we heard about the birds, we thought, ‘what are they doing?
What are they coming for?'”
She said the birds appeared to be in a large flock, with many of the birds moving to Morris Farm.
“This has affected us quite a little bit,” Ms Morris said of the bird strikes.
“What I can say is it has affected our business.
We have lost lots of business.”
The Morris brothers, who own Morris Farm and the Morris Family Farm, said they were “just trying to stay alive”.
“We’ve lost quite an amount of business, we’ve been selling out of our land, so we’re really devastated,” Ms Morris added.
“The community is just devastated, it’s just devastated.”
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