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Re: Meanwhile...back in Australia

Postby RAAF Spitfire Girl » 09 Oct 2017, 06:36

OzBiggles1963 wrote:Inspired by the kangaroo seen at Bathurst this year [i.e. racing cars on the sideline, lol], I found this footage on Youtube from 2007's "Big Race"...wow, this has to be the luckiest kangaroo in the history of Australia! :toomuchcoffee: :toomuchcoffee: :toomuchcoffee: :truce: :truce: :truce:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lupfuSaj790


That was one lucky roo!! And the one in yesterday's race looked like he could have given a few of the drivers a run for their money :D
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Re: Meanwhile...back in Australia

Postby Spitfire666 » 09 Oct 2017, 07:56

:toomuchcoffee: Crikey those drivers really have reflexes :toomuchcoffee:
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Re: Meanwhile...back in Australia

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Re: Meanwhile...back in Australia

Postby Kismet » 11 Oct 2017, 11:16

What a brilliant story! I love it.
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Re: Meanwhile...back in Australia

Postby kylie_koyote » 11 Oct 2017, 11:30

Wow, that's fantastic!
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Re: Meanwhile...back in Australia

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Re: Meanwhile...back in Australia

Postby Tracer » 16 Oct 2017, 08:50

Oh dear oh dear oh dear :shock: those poor people.
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Re: Meanwhile...back in Australia

Postby Kismet » 16 Oct 2017, 12:42

You really do get weather in Australia, don't you?
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Re: Meanwhile...back in Australia

Postby Wanderer » 16 Oct 2017, 13:30

Kismet wrote:You really do get weather in Australia, don't you?

I've been inviting friends in Brisbane to enjoy the warm weather in Tasmania later in the week. We are expecting 29C (haven't experienced that since March) when they are expecting 20. There will be a rush in the QLD supermarkets on electric bar radiators, which will lead to a consequent explosion in the number of house fires :-( :-)
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Re: Meanwhile...back in Australia

Postby Kismet » 16 Oct 2017, 14:24

Wanderer wrote:
Kismet wrote:You really do get weather in Australia, don't you?

I've been inviting friends in Brisbane to enjoy the warm weather in Tasmania later in the week. We are expecting 29C (haven't experienced that since March) when they are expecting 20. There will be a rush in the QLD supermarkets on electric bar radiators, which will lead to a consequent explosion in the number of house fires :-( :-)

Can't remember when I last experienced 20C. Not the last summer but the one before, I think. Sighs.
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Re: Meanwhile...back in Australia

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Wanderer wrote:I've been inviting friends in Brisbane to enjoy the warm weather in Tasmania later in the week. We are expecting 29C (haven't experienced that since March) when they are expecting 20. There will be a rush in the QLD supermarkets on electric bar radiators, which will lead to a consequent explosion in the number of house fires :-( :-)


You're so right, Wanderer. After a winter that never was (well, excepting a week or so of overnight single digit temperatures :D ) and weeks of 25 - 30+ days, this sudden drop has us all pulling out the winter woollies that have barely seen the light of day this year. I'm off to join the queue at Coles / Woolies / Aldi to buy my new radiator...or maybe a nice pot belly stove from Bunnings... :snowperson: :crazypilot:
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Re: Meanwhile...back in Australia

Postby Tommy Smith » 17 Oct 2017, 04:04

20? Positively balmy for over here.
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Re: Meanwhile...back in Australia

Postby Sizzling Sausages » 25 Oct 2017, 22:48

This one's a bit graphic so perhaps avoid if you're squeamish:
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-10-25/f ... ee/9085582
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Re: Meanwhile...back in Australia

Postby Tommy Smith » 26 Oct 2017, 06:41

I prefer to think the snake just found it dead, of old age.

But this... fresh horror from a country stuffed with things that are going to drop on you, lunge at you or just generally put you off your toast.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/10 ... rm-driven/

Yuk. Yuk. Yuketty Yuk. New one on me. Probably a case of ignorance is bliss.
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Re: Meanwhile...back in Australia

Postby RAAF Spitfire Girl » 26 Oct 2017, 08:06

Tommy Smith wrote:I prefer to think the snake just found it dead, of old age.

But this... fresh horror from a country stuffed with things that are going to drop on you, lunge at you or just generally put you off your toast.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/10 ... rm-driven/

Yuk. Yuk. Yuketty Yuk. New one on me. Probably as case of ignorance is bliss.


And it's right in our neck of the woods, too, OzB :shock: I shouldn't have clicked on this link, TS - I'm heading down to Tamborine Mountain tomorrow for a weekend retreat. If you never hear of me again, you'll know the giant earth worms found me...
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Re: Meanwhile...back in Australia

Postby Tracer » 26 Oct 2017, 09:02

Dear Heaven - the size of mole you'd need for that...... :shock:
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Re: Meanwhile...back in Australia

Postby OzBiggles1963 » 26 Oct 2017, 09:05

Remind me not to go to Tamborine Mountains when it's pelting rain! In fact, if I saw one of those ambling towards me I'd be thinking" "snake!"...or perhaps they are some form of electric centipedes aka Hits The Trail. :o :? 8-)
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Re: Meanwhile...back in Australia

Postby RAAF Spitfire Girl » 26 Oct 2017, 09:48

OzBiggles1963 wrote:Remind me not to go to Tamborine Mountains when it's pelting rain! In fact, if I saw one of those ambling towards me I'd be thinking" "snake!"...or perhaps they are some form of electric centipedes aka Hits The Trail. :o :? 8-)


Seriously hoping there's no pelting rain as I drive up there tomorrow, OzB I thought "snake" when I first saw the photo, too. The whole weekend is looking less and less attractive what with pelting rain and the local version of Biggles' electric centipedes... :nono:
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Re: Meanwhile...back in Australia

Postby kylie_koyote » 26 Oct 2017, 11:17

I seriously thought of the movie "Tremors" when I saw that giant earthworm. (Anybody else?)

I really didn't know such things existed until just now. I might not ever be the same again... :shock:
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Re: Meanwhile...back in Australia

Postby Fairblue » 26 Oct 2017, 11:46

kylie_koyote wrote:I seriously thought of the movie "Tremors" when I saw that giant earthworm. (Anybody else?)

I really didn't know such things existed until just now. I might not ever be the same again... :shock:

Me neither. It would be just my luck to see one of these while the Koalas and Kangaroos hide from me.
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Re: Meanwhile...back in Australia

Postby Kismet » 26 Oct 2017, 12:33

Sizzling Sausages wrote:This one's a bit graphic so perhaps avoid if you're squeamish:
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-10-25/f ... ee/9085582

Fabulous! I'd worry about it taking pets, though and babies! If it could take a possum, surely it could take a cat or a small dog.
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Re: Meanwhile...back in Australia

Postby Kismet » 26 Oct 2017, 12:37

RAAF Spitfire Girl wrote:
OzBiggles1963 wrote:Remind me not to go to Tamborine Mountains when it's pelting rain! In fact, if I saw one of those ambling towards me I'd be thinking" "snake!"...or perhaps they are some form of electric centipedes aka Hits The Trail. :o :? 8-)


Seriously hoping there's no pelting rain as I drive up there tomorrow, OzB I thought "snake" when I first saw the photo, too. The whole weekend is looking less and less attractive what with pelting rain and the local version of Biggles' electric centipedes... :nono:


Let us know if you spot one, RSG.
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Re: Meanwhile...back in Australia

Postby Tommy Smith » 26 Oct 2017, 13:19

RAAF Spitfire Girl wrote:And it's right in our neck of the woods, too, OzB :shock: I shouldn't have clicked on this link, TS - I'm heading down to Tamborine Mountain tomorrow for a weekend retreat. If you never hear of me again, you'll know the giant earth worms found me...


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Re: Meanwhile...back in Australia

Postby kylie_koyote » 26 Oct 2017, 13:49

Kismet wrote:Fabulous! I'd worry about it taking pets, though and babies! If it could take a possum, surely it could take a cat or a small dog.


Where we live, the coyotes and the fisher-cat take small animals like cats and smallish dogs. There was a story a couple years ago about a fisher-cat attacking a child in the next state over from me, about an hour away. We've got a fisher-cat who lives in a tree stump at the edge of our property and Little A has been thorough warned off playing in that part of the yard. He's afraid of the fisher-cat anyway, so it's not really been a problem.
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Re: Meanwhile...back in Australia

Postby Fairblue » 26 Oct 2017, 14:06

I had to look up what a fisher-cat was. My goodness!! What teeth!
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Re: Meanwhile...back in Australia

Postby kylie_koyote » 26 Oct 2017, 14:15

Fairblue wrote:I had to look up what a fisher-cat was. My goodness!! What teeth!


The first time I saw it, I didn't know what it was, and it scared the bejeezus out of me - and I was indoors, looking out a window! I've only seen it a handful of times, it is very shy, but this past spring, when Little A and I were playing in the yard, we saw it scuttling along the base of the fence and then it disappeared into its tree stump, so I know it's still there.
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Re: Meanwhile...back in Australia

Postby Tracer » 26 Oct 2017, 17:09

Just looked it up. There I was thinking I was au fait with N. American mammals, and I'd never heard of this. Like a giant ferret.
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Re: Meanwhile...back in Australia

Postby kylie_koyote » 26 Oct 2017, 18:07

Tracer wrote:Just looked it up. There I was thinking I was au fait with N. American mammals, and I'd never heard of this. Like a giant ferret.


You and me both! The first time I saw it, I nearly dropped my coffee cup, I was so astonished. I had no idea that such things existed, let alone in my own backyard. And it's big. It could probably give my parents' Labrador retriever a run for her money, although I suspect the dog is quite a bit chubbier.
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Re: Meanwhile...back in Australia

Postby Tommy Smith » 26 Oct 2017, 18:52

Just googled and found a picture of someone holding one. I thought it was about a foot long, nope. Well you've got some leverage over A now then.
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Re: Meanwhile...back in Australia

Postby Tommy Smith » 26 Oct 2017, 18:53

Never look at the Fat Labrador animated song on youtube. It will be in your head for ever.
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