The coal seam gas companies and the Australian and state governments tell us that all is fine in Queensland and farmers are happy with the way the unconventional gas industry is taking over farmland and rural communities. But it doesn't take long to scratch the surface and find farmers whose experience of coal seam gas companies is harrowing. These farmers tell a story of bullying by the gas companies, of gates left open, stock disturbed, rubbish left lying around and worst of all of water bores that are dropping at unprecedented rates. Rural Queensland is fighting a battle against an invasion that threatens land, water and community. This series of stories describes the flip side of the CSG industry and provides a cautionary tale for other communities who may be under threat from miners who consider it their right to take over farmland, communities and water resources.