It's all about Tom in the field
MIPEP hunter Tom celebrates his birthday in the field this week. Let us have a look back at the style Tom brings to his working day on Macquarie Island.
Employed as a hunter, Tom spends his time searching for signs of the last rabbits on Macquarie Island. A number of skills are necessary to be an effective hunter on an island such as this. Firstly, it is imperative that you start the day with an accurate assessment of the weather conditions. Tom has discovered that it looks like it is snowing. "Perfect conditions to keep us from overheating walking up that hill" he cries. (He doesn’t cry – that was just a figure of speech - well maybe a little bit, but he says he had been cutting onions for a lasagne that evening). See the first photo below – Tom not crying, just assessing the weather.