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Swamp Rat and Wombat

Discussion in 'Busse Combat Knives' started by Currawong, Jun 27, 2019.

  1. WatermanChris

    WatermanChris Gold Member Platinum Member Gold Member

    Aug 30, 2018
    We have some pets from OZ - 2 bearded dragons, 2 Woma Pythons, and 3 Carpet Pythons and they are some cool as animals!

    I'm with DamascusBowie! This thread is awesome!

    Keep em' coming!
     
  2. Currawong

    Currawong Gold Member Gold Member

    May 19, 2012
    Baby wombat is still hanging around. Today I had some sawmill offcuts (for kindling) delivered in a truck. When it was dumped it made a loud noise and in the background I saw the baby wombat running for it's life. They are easily startled, but don't run far....

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    I found some more old photos from past years, back when I had an SLR camera...

    Crimson rosella. These are everywhere. Males are red and blue, females are more green. The bush is always alive with their gentle trilling.
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    I have kookaburras calling around my house most days, usually at dawn and dusk. They sound like they just told a joke and are all laughing about it together.
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    Once I was having a barbecue with some friends and their kids. A little girl took a bite of food and before she closed her mouth a kookaburra flew right by her face and with its beak picked the food out of her mouth in mid flight :eek:. She burst out crying (she wasn't hurt, but it ate her food!!) and we spent the rest of the meal guarding the kids while they ate.

    Tawny frogmouth. A nocturnal hunter, similar to an owl. These are hard to see during the day because they stretch themselves out and sit perfectly still and look like sticks.
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    Emus are inland birds but they come as far east as Canberra near where I live. When they get used to people being around they'll grab food right out of your hands. Given they stand as tall as a person and can be aggressive you have to watch your lunch!!
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    Wood duck sleeping.
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    Wallaby sleeping
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    An awake wallaby. This ones a red-necked wallaby, and they are common around here, though a lot harder to spot than roos.
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    Koala. They can be hard to see in tall trees (they don't move a lot) so I used to look for them by looking for their scats at the base of trees. You can also spot their distinctive scratch marks where they climbed a tree (the scratches have a hooked shape).
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  3. WatermanChris

    WatermanChris Gold Member Platinum Member Gold Member

    Aug 30, 2018
    This is probably the c:cool::cool:lest nature thread I've ever seen! :thumbsup:
     
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  4. Leonardo63

    Leonardo63 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 24, 2017
    I used to work with a guy who had Emu's on his farm in N.Carolina - he gave me an egg once *emptied out* they are the coolest color and ironically almost an exact match to the counter tops in our master bath - I made a stand for it as a decoration~ looks pretty cool.

    Yea, these are awesome photos, really cool stuff. I still can't get over how cute that little wombat is
     
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  5. Private Klink

    Private Klink Gold Member Gold Member

    May 30, 2017
    EXCELLENT pics!:thumbsup::cool::thumbsup:
     
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  6. JohnTheTexican

    JohnTheTexican Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 1, 2006

    Wasn't that guy in A Flock of Seagulls?
     
  7. PABladeGuy

    PABladeGuy Gold Member Platinum Member Gold Member

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    Sep 11, 2018
    Love this thread.
    My kids really enjoy the Koala and the baby wombat.
     
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  8. cudgee

    cudgee Gold Member Gold Member

    346
    May 13, 2019
    Glad you like it. Like all countries to really experience it you have to get away from the capital cities, and get out into the bush. Have a good day mate.:thumbsup:
     
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  9. cudgee

    cudgee Gold Member Gold Member

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    May 13, 2019
    Keep the pics coming mate, i'm loving them.:thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:
     
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  10. DamascusBowie

    DamascusBowie Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 20, 2016
    Thank you, I agree. Most of my appreciation is exactly for the nature and wilderness - everything seems more ancient and fantastic than in the Old and New Worlds. So far Ive identified the Queensland and New South Wales as areas of interest due to spectacular beaches and jungles, as well as Steve Irwin's place which is a prime, must see destination.
     
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  11. cudgee

    cudgee Gold Member Gold Member

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    May 13, 2019
    Add 2 more to your list. The ship wreck coast of South West Victoria, And the Dargo High Plains of Victoria.
     
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  12. Currawong

    Currawong Gold Member Gold Member

    May 19, 2012
    While I was reading this thread just now I saw some hopping shapes go by the house. Pic taken through my 'yard'...

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  13. cudgee

    cudgee Gold Member Gold Member

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    May 13, 2019
    You live in a fantastic part of the world. To get views like this is priceless.
     
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  14. DamascusBowie

    DamascusBowie Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 20, 2016
    I believe you just on the epic sound of those names, its as if they were named by jack London. I just googled the ship wreck coast of South West Victoria, and up came some spectacular images that have obviously been featured in a lot of photos as some of them looked familiar, just spectacularly beautiful weathering.
     
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  15. cudgee

    cudgee Gold Member Gold Member

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    May 13, 2019
    Photos do not give this part of the world justice. The sound of the Southern Ocean Swells coming up from the Antartic and crashing onto the rugged coastline just grabs you.
     
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  16. Currawong

    Currawong Gold Member Gold Member

    May 19, 2012
    This is about as fancy as it gets for me when it comes to food

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  17. cudgee

    cudgee Gold Member Gold Member

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    May 13, 2019
    Come on matey, i'm sure you can do better than that!!!
     
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  18. cudgee

    cudgee Gold Member Gold Member

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    May 13, 2019
     
  19. Leonardo63

    Leonardo63 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 24, 2017

    HHAHAHAHA! ....I hear tell that there's a bit of a wild animal itself while not universally celebrated :D
     
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  20. Currawong

    Currawong Gold Member Gold Member

    May 19, 2012
    What, you think I should add more vegemite?
     
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