Fishing line traps set on lakeside bike path
A BRISBANE mum says her seven-year-old daughter was almost caught around the neck by fishing line tied between trees at a popular recreation spot.
Kim Gibson and a friend were walking while their young children rode their bikes down to The Lake at Forest Lake when they saw a group of children throwing logs in the lake.
"Then we went to the park and as we were walking back to our home, a gentleman came walking towards us and told us to stop," she said.
"He said there's fishing line all across the path."
Mrs Gibson said the fishing line had been strung at a height where it would've caught her daughter at neck height as she rode her bike.
"It would've coathangered her," she said.
"I started pulling it down and the kids (from earlier) were just hysterically laughing."
Mrs Gibson collected a handful of the line that had been strung between trees where she was walking as well as across an inlet and another path.
"They also did it on Grand Ave and on another area of the lake as well," she said.
She reported the incident to police.
A week earlier, another resident reported that rubber or tape had been strung across the road nearby on Grand Ave..
"There's just some young kids wreaking havoc around Forest Lake during school holidays. It's just ridiculous," she said.
"I tell you what - if my kid had got coat-hangered by it, I would've coat-hangered them."
Mrs Gibson said she was grateful the man alerted her to the fishing line or the result could've been much worse.
"It was lucky he did give us the heads up. It would've got my kids because they were in front of us. It would've taken them out first," she said.
"It was perfect neck height for my seven-year-old riding a bike. (Those responsible) have got no brains. No brains at all."
A Queensland Police spokesman said police were aware of the incident, but didn't have much information available.