Greens Victorian upper house MP Sue Pennicuik was believed to be present at the protest rally, appropriately enough held at Brown Mountain.
The enviro-rebels claimed that they had found a rare and endangered species of crayfish in an old growth forest that is being logged.
However, sources within the responsible government department, the Department of Sustainability and the Environment, confirmed the crayfish in question was not endangered but was a common cousin of the species the Greens were getting hot and sweaty about.
In circumstances VEXNEWS believes can be called suspicious given the tasty nature of crayfish, the protesters illegally removed the crayfish from the property without authority, with the poor creature subsequently “dying in transit” while under the care of Greens party supporters and activists. It is not confirmed whether any of those involved were in possession of lemon, a tangy butter sauce, a large boiling pot, picnic blanket and several bottles of chilled dry riesling at the time of the offence.
We understand environmental authorities within DSE are contemplating charging them with a variety of offences related to taking the crayfish from the protected area.