Meanwhile, in Australia.....

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Re: Meanwhile, in Australia.....

Post by Kismet » Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:40 pm

So Biggles shouldn't be burning ticks off with the end of his cigarette?
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Re: Meanwhile, in Australia.....

Post by Fairblue » Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:22 pm

Probably not. Leeches, yes.
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Re: Meanwhile, in Australia.....

Post by Foolscap » Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:53 pm

RAAF Spitfire Girl wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:28 pm
And for all those who were wondering how to safely remove a tick...

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-01-15/ ... m/10712950
An unsettling, yet informative, thread:-)
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Re: Meanwhile, in Australia.....

Post by Tracer » Sun Jan 20, 2019 9:36 am

I just pull 'em off - my fingernails are just as good as any tick hook.

We used to have a pet chicken that would come to call, rush up and take the unexpected treat from us in response to "Pru-dence! Tickytickyticky". Unfortunately our current fowl takes so long admiring them that they crawl away, so we have to kill them ourselves and he misses a treat.
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Re: Meanwhile, in Australia.....

Post by RAAF Spitfire Girl » Sun Jan 20, 2019 4:37 pm

Toss up as to whether this should go in "Weather" or here. But since it's about OZ, I've chosen 'here'. A good lecture on the Monsoon that is worthy of Biggles himself.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-01-18/ ... n/10722716

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Re: Meanwhile, in Australia.....

Post by Sizzling Sausages » Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:28 pm

Very informative, RSG!
Here's a nice one for a change:
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-01-21/ ... r/10733222

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Re: Meanwhile, in Australia.....

Post by Kismet » Tue Jan 22, 2019 1:35 pm

Sizzling Sausages wrote:
Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:28 pm
Very informative, RSG!
Here's a nice one for a change:
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-01-21/ ... r/10733222
That is quite a cute one.
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Re: Meanwhile, in Australia.....

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Sizzling Sausages wrote:
Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:28 pm
Very informative, RSG!
Here's a nice one for a change:
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-01-21/ ... r/10733222
That IS cute!

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Re: Meanwhile, in Australia.....

Post by Fairblue » Wed Jan 23, 2019 9:26 am

Oh, that is cute! What a wonderful place to live,
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Post by kylie_koyote » Wed Jan 23, 2019 11:47 am

Awww! Those are both lovely. I wonder what my parents' Labrador would make of a dolphin! She's very skittish, so I don't think she'd get in the water. She doesn't know what she's missing!
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Re: Meanwhile, in Australia.....

Post by Tracer » Wed Jan 23, 2019 1:51 pm

I'd be seriously worried for any dog's safety if it was swimming with a dolphin.
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Post by Wanderer » Wed Jan 23, 2019 11:49 pm

Local aviation has been hotting up here over the past few days in a most undesirable way with serious bushfires bringing in the big guns from NSW. We are expecting 40 degrees with wind and dry lightning tomorrow which could well prove disastrous.

https://www.news.com.au/national/tasman ... 08284cd3bb

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Re: Meanwhile, in Australia.....

Post by Kismet » Thu Jan 24, 2019 12:01 am

Looks rather worrying, Wanderer. I hope that you don't get a worst case scenario.
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Re: Meanwhile, in Australia.....

Post by kylie_koyote » Thu Jan 24, 2019 11:30 am

That is scary. I hope you get some relief soon.
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Re: Meanwhile, in Australia.....

Post by Tracer » Thu Jan 24, 2019 2:13 pm

Oh dear - that sounds really scary. I hope you get what you need when you need it.
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Re: Meanwhile, in Australia.....

Post by Kismet » Sat Jan 26, 2019 12:11 am

I love her reaction to it all!
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Re: Meanwhile, in Australia.....

Post by RAAF Spitfire Girl » Sat Jan 26, 2019 7:00 am

Sizzling Sausages wrote:
Sat Jan 26, 2019 12:04 am
It's happened again! :roll:
https://www.canberratimes.com.au/nation ... 50tkn.html
I read that one, too, SS, :shock: I'm sure I'd have died from the sheer shock! I, for one, will definitely be looking first!! (But please don't let this put anyone off visiting Brisbane...)

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Re: Meanwhile, in Australia.....

Post by Foolscap » Sat Jan 26, 2019 8:59 am

Sizzling Sausages wrote:
Sat Jan 26, 2019 12:04 am
It's happened again! :roll:
https://www.canberratimes.com.au/nation ... 50tkn.html
She seems to have taken it all in her stride, but quite a shock.
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Re: Meanwhile, in Australia.....

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Re: Meanwhile, in Australia.....

Post by Tracer » Sun Jan 27, 2019 10:41 am

There are those who say over here that woodcock do that but nobody has ever managed to photograph it.

What a pretty bird!
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Re: Meanwhile, in Australia.....

Post by kylie_koyote » Sun Jan 27, 2019 12:08 pm

Aww! What a good daddy!
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Re: Meanwhile, in Australia.....

Post by Kismet » Sun Jan 27, 2019 12:11 pm

I love the way the babies' legs dangle down from under the parent's wing. They are very cute.
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Re: Meanwhile, in Australia.....

Post by VickersVandal » Wed Jan 30, 2019 8:26 pm

Just a regular hazard of the school run...

https://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2019-01- ... n/10764912

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