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'Definition of lazy': Workers paint over roadkill while marking lines

A Tasmanian man has been left stunned after discovering roadkill outside his home had been painted over by road workers.

The Copping resident noticed something unusual about a wallaby’s carcass just metres from his home on the Arthur Highway, about 50km east of Hobart, on November 17.

On closer inspection, he quickly realised the wallaby’s head had been painted over with white paint while road lines were applied earlier in the day.

Taking to his Facebook page, The Lord Of The Lettuce, the resident uploaded footage of the roadkill, lambasting worker’s “lazy” effort to clear the road before starting to paint.

The dead wallaby wasn’t cleared up before workers painted the road. Source: Supplied
The dead wallaby wasn’t cleared up before workers painted the road. Source: Supplied

“That is literally the f****** definition of lazy,” he tells the camera.

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He then picks up the wallaby by the tail and flings it in the bush, demonstrating how easy it was to move it.

The resident, who wishes not to be named, told Yahoo News the dead wallaby had been outside his home for several days before workers arrived.

“Apparently the council is supposed to go through and clean debris off the road before its painted,” he said.

The disgruntled resident filmed the aftermath, labelling the workers responsible as “lazy”. Source: Facebook/ Lord Of The Lettuce
The disgruntled resident filmed the aftermath, labelling the workers responsible as “lazy”. Source: Facebook/ Lord Of The Lettuce

“There’s literally this big gap in the lines now.”

The Department of State Growth spokesperson admitted to Yahoo News contractors responsible for the work had been negligent with the task at hand.

“It is best practice for our pavement marking contractor to inspect the site before any line marking is undertaken, and it is disappointing to see that this hasn’t occurred on this occasion,” the spokesperson said.

“We will continue to work with our contractor to ensure that all sites are inspected prior to any work being undertaken in the future.”