Australia: Floods turn barramundi farm into zoo –

Australia: Floods turn barramundi farm into zoo Published:  16 March, 2007

A DARWIN fish farm has started looking more like a zoo following recent floods.

Death adders are just some of the creatures that have sought higher ground at the barramundi farm to escape floodwaters brought on by heavy rains in the last two weeks, ABC News has reported.

Farm staff are looking on the bright side, hoping the snakes will keep the rat population in check.

Employee Peter Fischer says there has been a number of different visitors to the farm since the downpour.

“Wallabies, endless pigs, rats, everything that was on the flood plain has moved up here, blue-tongue lizards, everything but crocodiles, which is disappointing,” he said.

Farm manager Adam Burke says the influx of animals caught staff by surprise.

“The first night we were dodging death adders on the way to the shower,” he said.

“Peter actually caught a pig while showering too, he heard a bit of a rustle behind him and went outside to investigate and caught a piglet.” is published by Special Publications. Special Publications also publish FISHupdate magazine, Fish Farmer, the Fish Industry Yearbook, the Scottish Seafood Processors Federation Diary, the Fish Farmer Handbook and a range of wallplanners.