Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull says the nation's electricity grid, which stretches from North Queensland , down along the east coast and across to South Australia , is a wondrous , vital link . But is he aware that in the Sunshine State eagles just luv transmission towers and build large nests in them ? A claw placed in the wrong place could result in ZZZT!!!! -Zap!!!-Kaboom!!! , the entire nation's system brought down, which would surely cook the Coalition's goose and result in a mayday call to Mr Tesla , if he has not departed for Mars .
This is not a far fetched scenario . Just last week , a Little Darwin team came across the above huge eagle nest built on a transmission power line , a youngster present , right next to the Captain Cook Highway. Insulators can be seen sticking out of and around the nest.
The eaglet was somewhat nervous-who wouldn't be trying to sleep next to a main arterial road upon which vast numbers of trucks, backpackers in Wicked Vans with naughty slogans painted on them , buses and motorbikes thunder by ?
Our nature loving blog team made soothing whistling noises to pacify the bird , which explains why two strange men were seen standing on the side of the road, looking a bit stupid , lips extended like Donald Trump delivering a Bronx cheer to the assembled media.