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Doctors have warned city folk against travelling to rural areas to escape the COVID-19 pandemic, out of fear of taking the virus to regions that have so far avoided infection.
This comes as political leaders urge the metropolitan Australian to stay at home and self-isolate in their lovely inner-city pads that are becoming rapidly less practical as the outbreak continues to spread in urban areas.
In North-West Queensland, the Katter boys are remaining extra-vigilant, with the Member for Kennedy patrolling the streets of the Isa with a gun.
The KAP state MPs are also taking credit for the providing the Queensland government with the blue print for closed off borders.
However, in the COVID-free rural towns of Deep North and Outback Queensland, residents are now faced with yet another scary, possibly more scary plague. The grasshoppers.
Bob Katter MP has today called for all Northerners to stock up on insecticide and electric blue light bug zappers – in an effort to keep ‘Australia’s Tuscany’ safe from the dreaded grasshoppers.
Or as Bob refers to them ‘Crocoroaches’.
As is commonly accepted in the agricultural sector, grasshoppers can cause widespread and severe damage to pastures, cereal crops and forage crops. They may also damage vegetable and orchard crops.
The Australian plague locust is the most serious pest species in Australia due to the frequency of outbreaks and the large areas infested. Damage to cereal crops during plagues is estimated to be over A$25 million.
While Mount Isa’s main industries of beef and mineral resources are safe from being spoiled by the crocoroaches – Katter says the possibility of accidentally breathing one in is very real for all voters in the Queensland Back Country.
Speaking to the Betoota Advocate today, the Honourable Bob Katter III says all Queenslanders must work together to contain this plague.
“They’ve taken over my electoral office. They’ve taken over my home. I’m living out on the farm now, surviving off dead roo and rum and milk”
As Katter points out, the grasshoppers are arguably a bigger threat to the Gulf Country than the bat flu.
“They are more dangerous than the coronavirus because you can’t solve this problem with an Adler shotgun.” says Bob.
“Please, Queensland, keep your guns close but keep your aerosol closer”
Locals worry that grasshopper plague may overtake lead pollution as the city’s most immediate concern for all citizens.
“Lead pollution is dangerous, but not as dangerous as choking on a crococroach” says Bob.
“We are facing a nationwide shortage of face masks due to this virus, so I urge all residents to repurpose their Cowboys jerseys as grasshopper veils”
“Please stay safe, and God bless the crocoroach ravaged north-west in these uncertain times”