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Re: Meanwhile...back in Australia

Postby Spitfire666 » 10 Dec 2017, 08:18

RAAF Spitfire Girl wrote:Better be careful if you're visiting North Queensland this summer, Biggles...the crocs want to join the sun-bathers on the beach

http://www.news.com.au/national/queensland/bob-katter-bites-after-croc-spotted-on-bust-far-north-beach/news-story/43565731172e600357fcaed8048c6c91

"The croc sat near beachgoers, but a local MP says it’s a dangerous sign." What else might it be :?: :roll:
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Re: Meanwhile...back in Australia

Postby kylie_koyote » 11 Dec 2017, 14:49

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Re: Meanwhile...back in Australia

Postby Tracer » 11 Dec 2017, 18:36

Spitfire666 wrote:
RAAF Spitfire Girl wrote:Better be careful if you're visiting North Queensland this summer, Biggles...the crocs want to join the sun-bathers on the beach

http://www.news.com.au/national/queensland/bob-katter-bites-after-croc-spotted-on-bust-far-north-beach/news-story/43565731172e600357fcaed8048c6c91

"The croc sat near beachgoers, but a local MP says it’s a dangerous sign." What else might it be :?: :roll:



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Re: Meanwhile...back in Australia

Postby kylie_koyote » 11 Dec 2017, 19:18

Hahah!

Watch out for Young James and his pal. Their history with snakes was not so profitable...
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Re: Meanwhile...back in Australia

Postby Fairblue » 11 Dec 2017, 19:21

RAAF Spitfire Girl wrote:Better be careful if you're visiting North Queensland this summer, Biggles...the crocs want to join the sun-bathers on the beach

http://www.news.com.au/national/queensland/bob-katter-bites-after-croc-spotted-on-bust-far-north-beach/news-story/43565731172e600357fcaed8048c6c91



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Spitfire666 wrote: "The croc sat near beachgoers, but a local MP says it’s a dangerous sign." What else might it be :?: :roll:
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Re: Meanwhile...back in Australia

Postby Spitfire666 » 11 Dec 2017, 20:02

Tracer wrote:
Spitfire666 wrote:"The croc sat near beachgoers, but a local MP says it’s a dangerous sign." What else might it be :?: :roll:

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I don't think Peggy played Mrs Bracknell, did she? Are you thinking of Edith Evans?
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Re: Meanwhile...back in Australia

Postby RAAF Spitfire Girl » 12 Dec 2017, 01:59

kylie_koyote wrote:Hahah!

Watch out for Young James and his pal. Their history with snakes was not so profitable...


How's this for a decent sized snake...
https://mypolice.qld.gov.au/farnorth/2017/12/11/breed-big-far-north/

Good old Far North Queensland. I'm imagining Biggles and Co's collective reactions :snigger:
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Re: Meanwhile...back in Australia

Postby Fairblue » 12 Dec 2017, 09:50

I notice that goes up a gradient! Carrying one around won't save Algy from that beastie. :?
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Re: Meanwhile...back in Australia

Postby Tommy Smith » 12 Dec 2017, 10:01

That's the same as the one that got Bertie, that long.

Not sure about a handbag Tracer, looks like an entire set of luggage, a few pairs of shoes and a belt could be had.

I'm quite taken by the gentle bout of sparring between the builder and the young roo that's around at the moment, interesting to see it thinking it through.
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Re: Meanwhile...back in Australia

Postby Sizzling Sausages » 26 Dec 2017, 00:57

It's not even safe to walk the streets of Melbourne anymore!
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Re: Meanwhile...back in Australia

Postby Fairblue » 26 Dec 2017, 10:50

Sizzling Sausages wrote:It's not even safe to walk the streets of Melbourne anymore!
https://www.theguardian.com/australia-n ... -christmas

I bet that's one Christmas guest they could do without.
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Re: Meanwhile...back in Australia

Postby Tommy Smith » 26 Dec 2017, 11:19

Which Melbourne child put 'Crocodile' on their Christmas list then?
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-12-26/w ... ne/9285558

How far away would the nearest wild lot be?
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Re: Meanwhile...back in Australia

Postby OzBiggles1963 » 26 Dec 2017, 12:39

Tommy Smith wrote:Which Melbourne child put 'Crocodile' on their Christmas list then?
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-12-26/w ... ne/9285558

How far away would the nearest wild lot be?


A loooong way away! Hmm, I suspect this one was "imported" surreptitiously from northern climes & perhaps escaped from someone's private collection aka bathtub! :shock:
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Re: Meanwhile...back in Australia

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Re: Meanwhile...back in Australia

Postby Tracer » 05 Jan 2018, 10:25

I am reminded of a Billy Connolly quote, but I suspect I'd be banned from the Board........ :lol:
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Re: Meanwhile...back in Australia

Postby Tommy Smith » 05 Jan 2018, 10:48

How does anyone survive out there...?

'enormous spiders literally everywhere' And you can see these blighters in daylight, God alone knows what they get up to in the dark.
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Re: Meanwhile...back in Australia

Postby Kismet » 05 Jan 2018, 12:22

Tommy Smith wrote:How does anyone survive out there...?


I agree. If you invented Australian wildlife in a book you wouldn't be believed.
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Re: Meanwhile...back in Australia

Postby OzBiggles1963 » 05 Jan 2018, 12:45

Kismet wrote:
Tommy Smith wrote:How does anyone survive out there...?


I agree. If you invented Australian wildlife in a book you wouldn't be believed.


And in the latest shocking news for tourists, a new breed of smart crocodiles have learnt from kangaroos how to use their strong tails to spring out of the water & grab unsuspecting prey wandering too close to the water's edge. :shock: ;) 8-)

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Re: Meanwhile...back in Australia

Postby Kismet » 05 Jan 2018, 15:27

OzBiggles1963 wrote:
And in the latest shocking news for tourists, a new breed of smart crocodiles have learnt from kangaroos how to use their strong tails to spring out of the water & grab unsuspecting prey wandering too close to the water's edge. :shock: ;) 8-)

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Re: Meanwhile...back in Australia

Postby RAAF Spitfire Girl » 05 Jan 2018, 23:30

OzBiggles1963 wrote:And in the latest shocking news for tourists, a new breed of smart crocodiles have learnt from kangaroos how to use their strong tails to spring out of the water & grab unsuspecting prey wandering too close to the water's edge. :shock: ;) 8-)

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Reminds me of the time, years back, when Miss RSG and I spent the weekend qualifying for our canoeing instructor's certificate in the Mary River just north of Brisbane. The examiner told us all that there had been a fairly recent sighting of a croc in the river (regarding which we were all quite sceptical - too far south in those days). However, every time anyone took too long to right their canoe after capsizing, he'd talk about crocodiles and I can tell you, I've never moved so fast in my life - great motivation!!
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Re: Meanwhile...back in Australia

Postby tiffinata » 10 Jan 2018, 08:45

OzBiggles1963 wrote:
Tommy Smith wrote:Which Melbourne child put 'Crocodile' on their Christmas list then?
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-12-26/w ... ne/9285558

How far away would the nearest wild lot be?


A loooong way away! Hmm, I suspect this one was "imported" surreptitiously from northern climes & perhaps escaped from someone's private collection aka bathtub! :shock:


Apparently four different people have claimed it. One of the forums I am on has had an interesting debate about keeping of crocodiles as pets, ranging from 'how cruel' to 'you don't know what you are talking about' and showing pictures of what would be described as Croc Hilton.
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Re: Meanwhile...back in Australia

Postby Fairblue » 10 Jan 2018, 11:08

It really astounds me that people still think it's okay to keep such creatures as pets.
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Re: Meanwhile...back in Australia

Postby Sizzling Sausages » 10 Jan 2018, 21:27

Well, what about going for a drive with this looking in your window? :o
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Re: Meanwhile...back in Australia

Postby kylie_koyote » 10 Jan 2018, 21:32

:sick:

As long as it stayed on that side of the glass, I'd probably be all right.... probably. :shock:
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Re: Meanwhile...back in Australia

Postby Kismet » 10 Jan 2018, 21:57

tiffinata wrote:
Apparently four different people have claimed it. One of the forums I am on has had an interesting debate about keeping of crocodiles as pets, ranging from 'how cruel' to 'you don't know what you are talking about' and showing pictures of what would be described as Croc Hilton.

Does this mean there are three missing crocodiles as well as one found one?
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Re: Meanwhile...back in Australia

Postby tiffinata » 11 Jan 2018, 04:05

'....you cannot flout Nature with impunity. Treat Nature with respect, and she will tolerate you, even encourage you; but treat her with contempt, and your days are numbered.' Hits the Trail
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Re: Meanwhile...back in Australia

Postby Wanderer » 11 Jan 2018, 04:25

Sizzling Sausages wrote:Well, what about going for a drive with this looking in your window? :o
http://www.canberratimes.com.au/nsw/sna ... 0gen1.html


Looks like a red-bellied black - highly venomous but fortunately not very aggressive. Nevertheless I would be happy to see it on the opposite side of the glass :-)
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Re: Meanwhile...back in Australia

Postby RAAF Spitfire Girl » 11 Jan 2018, 07:06

Sizzling Sausages wrote:Well, what about going for a drive with this looking in your window? :o
http://www.canberratimes.com.au/nsw/sna ... 0gen1.html

Mr RSG showed me this one when he saw it yesterday. I would have been freaking out, window or no window!!!!
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Re: Meanwhile...back in Australia

Postby Tracer » 11 Jan 2018, 11:29

I am more than a bit bemused at the idea of phoning his boss to ask what he should do. :roll:
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Re: Meanwhile...back in Australia

Postby Tommy Smith » 11 Jan 2018, 12:28

Or the need to 'torch' the car?
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