Belted Galloways spotted in the desert
These guys were spotted by Col the postman from Wanaaring whilst doing his mail run in February this year. Unfortunately, he could not remember exactly where he saw them and they obviously belonged to a station as you can see by the eartag.
For those that don’t know, Wanaaring is a very small town in north western New South Wales. Situated on the Paroo River, some 980 kilometres from Sydney, and 180 km west of Bourke. The mail run is a 350km round trip twice a week exclusively on unsealed roads, so it covers quite a vast area of desert.
Over 15 years ago, we had heard of Belties being seen along the Strzelecki Track/Desert which is about 500 to 600 klms away from Wanaaring, but we could never find any further information. Whilst thepicture might show only Belted Galloway crosses, it proves that the Belties were there and survived. They are definitely tough guys.
If anyone has further information on Belties in the desert, we would love to hear from you.