Drivers heading into the city over the West Gate bridge have had a bit of a spectacle to their left this week, with one of the lakes of our very own Tiger snake haven turned pink. You could be forgiven for thinking that it was Pink Ribbon day, or perhaps that there'd been a discharge of some noxious chemical from the landfill site buried beneath Westgate Park.
Parks Victoria offered a surprisingly natural explanation for the salt water transformation. With the completion of bridge works it's now possible again to cycle through the park and (twice) under the bridge to reach the, still subsidised, punt. You might want to hold your nose as you pass the pink pond though.