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Dec 24, 2019 01:55 |  #76

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a visiting Tiger Snake today

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Yikes - I'd have been further away and shot at the 400mm end of the lens.:-)

Looks like quite a nice specimen Richard, how long was it?

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Dec 24, 2019 02:18 |  #77

nardes wrote in post #18979864 (external link)
Yikes - I'd have been further away and shot at the 400mm end of the lens.:-)

Looks like quite a nice specimen Richard, how long was it?

Cheers

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about 700-800 mm. Only a junior, but a beauty.
I'm very wary of the dangers, but not afraid of them, but close enough when wielding a camera :-)



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Dec 24, 2019 02:24 |  #78

one of several Platypus in our dam.
It was late dusk and I was surprised to see this one come out from under the bank I was standing on.
Very low light but was surprised at the detail


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Dec 25, 2019 15:52 |  #79

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Echidna
I saw about 5 today. Never seen so many in one day and one was huge.
Fantastic creatures


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The end you see if they're disturbed and start to dig into the ground

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avondale87 wrote in post #18979845 (external link)
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avondale87 wrote in post #18979867 (external link)
one of several Platypus in our dam.
It was late dusk and I was surprised to see this one come out from under the bank I was standing on.
Very low light but was surprised at the detail

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This really is an interesting thread you have started here - I love the pictures.
Looking at the WikiLink for the Echidna It seems it is a bit related to the Platypus,Porcupine and hedgehog. With electro sensors in their nose?
https://en.m.wikipedia​.org/wiki/Echidna (external link)

Re the Tiger snake, are these things very common in the average country garden down under? Is killing dangerous snakes banned?:oops:
https://en.m.wikipedia​.org/wiki/Tiger_snake (external link)

So all-in-all Richard, with snakes, jellyfish, spiders, lizards that bite your hand off, to name a few, I'll reluctantly decline your invitation to visit Oz and Tassie.:-)


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Dec 25, 2019 16:15 |  #80

Ray.Petri wrote in post #18980583 (external link)
This really is an interesting thread you have started here - I love the pictures.
Looking at the WikiLink for the Echidna It seems it is a bit related to the Platypus,Porcupine and hedgehog. With electro sensors in their nose?
https://en.m.wikipedia​.org/wiki/Echidna (external link)

Re the Tiger snake, are these things very common in the average country garden down under? Is killing dangerous snakes banned?:oops:
https://en.m.wikipedia​.org/wiki/Tiger_snake (external link)

So all-in-all Richard, with snakes, jellyfish, spiders, lizards that bite your hand off, to name a few, I'll reluctantly decline your invitation to visit Oz and Tassie.:-)

Glad you enjoy them Ray.
Our snakes are protected and certainly are present in suburbia.
We have people dedicated to catching them and for a small fee will catch them and relocate to the bush.
I've never known anyone prosecuted for killing a snake though.
They generally aren't tolerated around homes and I'm sure those willing or not frightened or too silly to know the risks dispose of them fairly quickly.

I was in my office and had the door open to the outside.
I just swivelled the chair and met a snake on its hind quarters coming round the corner of the filing cabinet.
We both reeled back in shock and it beat a hasty retreat never to be seen again.
It was quite an awesome encounter.

The Echidna's are beautiful animals, harmless but you don't see them in suburbia.

All in all its a pretty good life, but those threats you mention don't seem to deter the hoards of tourists.
Might have to employ you as the ambassador for Tasmania  :p



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Dec 29, 2019 04:34 |  #81

A handsome Eastern Water Dragon (Intellagama lesueurii), photographed at Roma St Parklands in Brisbane today.

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Jan 15, 2020 06:48 as a reply to  @ Ray.Petri's post |  #82

Echidna's and Platypus are the only two animals in the Monotreme family. They are egg laying mammals. The male platypus is also unique in that it has a poisonous spur on its rear leg.

Really interesting animals. You really should come to Australia and check it out. :)




  
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Jan 15, 2020 07:06 |  #83

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Really interesting animals. You really should come to Australia and check it out. :)

Yep Ray, just bring plenty of protective gear and you'll be right. Here's a guide: https://www.youtube.co​m/watch?v=GkQfoNrB9JU (external link)


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Jan 17, 2020 05:01 |  #84

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Yep Ray, just bring plenty of protective gear and you'll be right. Here's a guide: https://www.youtube.co​m/watch?v=GkQfoNrB9JU (external link)

She was a great sport. The SBS write up on this was fabulous too. Very funny




  
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Feb 22, 2020 05:17 |  #85

we have several Platypus here, and today one swam fairly close.

See the claws on its back legs.


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They lay on surface only for a short while then dive and remain under for about a minute or so


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Feb 22, 2020 06:20 |  #86

A couple of our locals

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Feb 22, 2020 06:38 |  #87

A couple of not so locals. Rock Wallabies on Magnetic Island QLD.


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Mar 07, 2020 05:04 |  #88

couple more Platypus from different days.
On one of our dams and it's hard to get clear shots of them as they rarely come upto the shore


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Mar 08, 2020 04:50 |  #90

A couple of well-known Aussies that have visited our deck in the last few days:

Sulphur-crested cockatoo

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