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Meanwhile, in Australia.....

Post by Fairblue » Sun Dec 16, 2018 5:09 pm

Just waiting for our friends Down Under to start populating this thread with the weird, the wonderful and stuff you'd run a mile from. 8-)
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Re: Meanwhile, in Australia.....

Post by Sizzling Sausages » Wed Dec 19, 2018 12:24 am

Happy to oblige, FB - here's a timely one!
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-12-19/ ... u/10626308

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Re: Meanwhile, in Australia.....

Post by kylie_koyote » Wed Dec 19, 2018 11:46 am

How interesting! Beetles are not something that usually spring to my mind when I think of Christmastime. All of our insects have gone into hibernation due to the extreme cold we've got at the moment.
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Re: Meanwhile, in Australia.....

Post by Kismet » Wed Dec 19, 2018 11:47 am

They are very pretty. I'd like to see them in a garden.
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Post by Sizzling Sausages » Wed Dec 19, 2018 10:09 pm

Our dogs like them in our garden - unfortunately it's not in the beetles' best interests! :?

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Re: Meanwhile, in Australia.....

Post by Tracer » Thu Dec 20, 2018 10:20 am

What incredibly pretty creatures!
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Post by Sizzling Sausages » Tue Jan 01, 2019 3:17 am

Here's one to start the year off that even contains the name of this thread! :D
https://www.canberratimes.com.au/nation ... 50p2m.html
Happy new year to all. :-)

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Re: Meanwhile, in Australia.....

Post by kylie_koyote » Tue Jan 01, 2019 3:26 am

That’s fantastic! A toad highway.

How does it feel to be living in the future, Australia?

It’s still 2018 (for another hour and half) back here on the flip side.
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Re: Meanwhile, in Australia.....

Post by Sizzling Sausages » Tue Jan 01, 2019 3:29 am

kylie_koyote wrote:
Tue Jan 01, 2019 3:26 am

How does it feel to be living in the future, Australia?

It’s still 2018 (for another hour and half) back here on the flip side.
Oh yes, we're always ahead of the pack! :wink:

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Post by Sizzling Sausages » Tue Jan 01, 2019 3:35 am

Here's another article about it with some videos as well.
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-12-31/ ... k/10675944

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Sizzling Sausages wrote:
kylie_koyote wrote:
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How does it feel to be living in the future, Australia?

It’s still 2018 (for another hour and half) back here on the flip side.
Oh yes, we're always ahead of the pack! :wink:
Have you got flying cars and a cure for all the world’s ills?
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Post by Sizzling Sausages » Tue Jan 01, 2019 11:15 am

kylie_koyote wrote:
Tue Jan 01, 2019 3:36 am
Have you got flying cars and a cure for all the world’s ills?
I've had a few cars over the years that flew, although not in the literal sense - my current one certainly does! As for the world's ills, I think, sadly, that even Biggles would struggle to come to terms with them at the moment. :nono:

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Re: Meanwhile, in Australia.....

Post by Kismet » Tue Jan 01, 2019 12:01 pm

Wow! That's one of the more unusual things I've seen here. A wild ride.
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Re: Meanwhile, in Australia.....

Post by Kismet » Wed Jan 02, 2019 5:06 pm

I think I've beaten the Australians to this one, or perhaps it's so common over there that it no longer makes their news:

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/0 ... 1546434160
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Post by kylie_koyote » Wed Jan 02, 2019 6:00 pm

Oh that is fantastic. :lol:
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Post by Sizzling Sausages » Wed Jan 02, 2019 9:14 pm

Kismet wrote:
Wed Jan 02, 2019 5:06 pm
I think I've beaten the Australians to this one, or perhaps it's so common over there that it no longer makes their news:
No, it made headlines here as well!
They just keep coming at the moment, though - here's one that'll make you very wary before you, er, sit. :-)
https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/nation ... 50p8h.html

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Sizzling Sausages wrote:
Wed Jan 02, 2019 9:14 pm
- here's one that'll make you very wary before you, er, sit. :-)
https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/nation ... 50p8h.html
That is my absolute, very worst nightmare. When we return home to Brissie from the USA I will be checking carefully, I can assure you.

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Re: Meanwhile, in Australia.....

Post by Kismet » Wed Jan 02, 2019 9:41 pm

Are you sure the climate makes up for the wildlife, RSG?
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Re: Meanwhile, in Australia.....

Post by Fairblue » Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:49 am

It horrifies me to think that I never gave these sort of situations any thought when I was in Oz. I certainly will, next time.
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Post by RAAF Spitfire Girl » Thu Jan 03, 2019 3:21 pm

Kismet wrote:
Wed Jan 02, 2019 9:41 pm
Are you sure the climate makes up for the wildlife, RSG?
Where else can you have superb weather (well, 90% of the time...when we’re not having cyclones, bushfires...) harmless cuddly koalas, crazy drop bears, kindly Kangaroos alongside their boxing, gut-ripping cousins, poisoners platypuses, plate-sized spiders, most venomous snakes on the planet, crocodiles that you shouldn’t never smile at, sharks, stingers, all within cooee of endless beaches, rainforests, (both of which are most likely inhabited by any or all of the foregoing)? Ahhh, Australia, perfect one day, lethal the next.

Here you can bush walk with most of the above and swim with the rest. Definitely worth it, Kismet :D :D :twisted:

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Re: Meanwhile, in Australia.....

Post by RAAF Spitfire Girl » Thu Jan 03, 2019 3:24 pm

Fairblue wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:49 am
It horrifies me to think that I never gave these sort of situations any thought when I was in Oz. I certainly will, next time.
Yeah, sorry ‘bout that, FB. :twisted: We’ll definitely check things more thoroughly next time :lol: :D :lol: And we’ll go to Lone Pine so you can see koalas, Kangaroos, platypii, pythons up close and personal. And have your pikky taken with them (some of them :wink: ).

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Re: Meanwhile, in Australia.....

Post by Fairblue » Thu Jan 03, 2019 7:32 pm

RAAF Spitfire Girl wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 3:24 pm
Fairblue wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:49 am
It horrifies me to think that I never gave these sort of situations any thought when I was in Oz. I certainly will, next time.
Yeah, sorry ‘bout that, FB. :twisted: We’ll definitely check things more thoroughly next time :lol: :D :lol: And we’ll go to Lone Pine so you can see koalas, Kangaroos, platypii, pythons up close and personal. And have your pikky taken with them (some of them :wink: ).

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Post by RAAF Spitfire Girl » Thu Jan 03, 2019 9:09 pm

Well, I was thinking more of you lying in the dirt and resting your head on a ‘roo... :D Since you’ve done the whole photo with the python experience, I won’t try to top it :lol:

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Post by Fairblue » Thu Jan 03, 2019 9:13 pm

RAAF Spitfire Girl wrote:
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Well, I was thinking more of you lying in the dirt and resting your head on a ‘roo... :D
I could do that. Just remind me not to wear white on the day. :D
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Re: Meanwhile, in Australia.....

Post by Sizzling Sausages » Thu Jan 03, 2019 9:30 pm

Here's something else to consider that wasn't on RSG's list. :lol:
https://www.canberratimes.com.au/nation ... 50pi9.html

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