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Re: Wildlife Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby ofuros » Fri 26 Apr, 2019 8:48 am

Hiking Noob wrote:
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PS. 2days after...the itchiness started, all day long, all I wanted to do is scratch my ankle for relief. :o


I normally use Tea Tree Oil but had Difflam anti inflammatory at hand the other day and I found that it seemed to work better than the normal anti itch type products.


Thanks Hiking Noob...I've got itches on itches now, a few leeches attached themselves & sucked away under my socks during yesterday's watery adventure. :wink:
Mountains view are good for my soul...& getting to them is good for my waistline !
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Re: Wildlife Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby ofuros » Sun 30 Jun, 2019 4:42 pm

Dingo feasting on a grey kangaroo...edge of Mt Barney N.P.

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Re: Wildlife Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby Lamont » Wed 02 Oct, 2019 12:10 pm

Smelly snoozer.
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Re: Wildlife Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby Nuts » Fri 04 Oct, 2019 6:27 pm

Wombats!
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Re: Wildlife Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby rcaffin » Thu 17 Oct, 2019 9:14 am

Not actually bushwalking, but cute:
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Peron's Tree Frog, Litoria peronii, our house tank, this morning

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Re: Wildlife Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby ChrisJHC » Thu 17 Oct, 2019 11:30 am

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Re: Wildlife Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby ChrisJHC » Thu 17 Oct, 2019 11:31 am

ofuros wrote:Dingo feasting on a grey kangaroo...edge of Mt Barney N.P.

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Well, of course it’s grey when you show a monochrome photo!
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Re: Wildlife Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby bernieq » Thu 14 Nov, 2019 7:12 pm

A day's walking in the Little Desert separated these two reptiles
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Re: Wildlife Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby rcaffin » Sat 16 Nov, 2019 10:49 am

Our farm, dam wall, wattle tree, fell over a few weeks ago. Retrieving it today for firewood.
This was found in a top branch. Most likely a fairy wren, judging by the eggs and the nest - plenty of them around the dam. Very small eggs!
Other guesses (eg thornbills, weebills) have different nest shapes and/or egg colours.
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Re: Wildlife Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby michael_p » Sun 17 Nov, 2019 4:27 pm

Bumped into one of the neighbours today. Sorry for the crap photo, digital zoom on my phone is very ordinary.
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Re: Wildlife Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby rcaffin » Sun 17 Nov, 2019 4:43 pm

Nice gum tree, but is there an animal in the photo? If so, where and what? (Genuine Q)

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Re: Wildlife Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby Neo » Sun 17 Nov, 2019 4:58 pm

rcaffin wrote:Nice gum tree, but is there an animal in the photo? If so, where and what? (Genuine Q)

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Main fork, appears to be a koala.
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Re: Wildlife Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby michael_p » Sun 17 Nov, 2019 5:21 pm

Yes it's a Koala. Sorry, I should have been a little clearer on what it was.
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Re: Wildlife Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby north-north-west » Sun 17 Nov, 2019 7:43 pm

Dropbears are just soooooo good at camouflage.
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Re: Wildlife Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby michael_p » Sun 01 Dec, 2019 3:12 pm

Spotted this guy just sitting in the bush. We slowly approached but it didn't move. Mum on the other hand took off at a rate of knots from a tree just behind this young one. We didn't even notice mum until she took flight and disappeared very quickly. Suspect it may be a baby Powerful Owl but hard to tell as it's chest feathers were still downy in appearance.
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Re: Wildlife Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby ofuros » Sun 01 Dec, 2019 7:28 pm

Go-anna !...Mebbin NP.

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Re: Wildlife Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby Neo » Sun 08 Dec, 2019 4:58 pm

Five types of flies.

Camping out between walks so plenty of down time...

Bush fly, mostly black, hangs about in groups and gets in your face. Just looking for some sweat or moisture, not really interested in your food. Goes places on your back or pack!

Next size up, a tinge of brown/bronze/oil, wants to get onto your food, sometimes travels solo.

Marsh fly, slow and deliberate, looking to bite.

Blow fly, stout for its' length, buzzes in and out.

Big bopper, a solitary fly, the most interesting. Seems to be alone, maybe 2cm long or bigger. Droning buzz just checking things out, not particularly interested in the human. Quite plump like a solitary bee but larger.
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Re: Wildlife Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby dalehikes » Mon 09 Dec, 2019 9:32 am

On an 8km walk in Lamington national park yesterday..

Red-Bellied black snake
Land mullet
Red-necked Pademelon
Pretty faced wallaby
Glossy black cockatoo
Richmond birdwing butterflies
Orchid Swallowtail butterflies
Noisy pitta
Jacky Winter
Green Catbird
Crimson Rosella
King Parrot
Satin Bowerbird
Yellow Robin
Yellow-throated scrub wren
White-browed scrub wren
Bassian thrush
Logrunner
Whip bird

Heard: Paradise Riflebird

Always an incredible walk!
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Re: Wildlife Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby rcaffin » Mon 09 Dec, 2019 10:24 am

Jealousy!
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Re: Wildlife Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby CraigVIC » Sat 18 Jan, 2020 8:39 pm

Edwards point wildlife reserve, Vic.
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Re: Wildlife Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby north-north-west » Sat 18 Jan, 2020 9:17 pm

Decaying swimming anemone?
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Re: Wildlife Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby CraigVIC » Sun 19 Jan, 2020 4:11 pm

north-north-west wrote:Decaying swimming anemone?


I've never heard of them before but looking on Google it seems right. Was about the size of an open hand. I'm not sure if it was alive or dead. When touched it shrank away in that spot. All up, kind of gross.
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Re: Wildlife Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby north-north-west » Sun 19 Jan, 2020 4:46 pm

They're lovely in the water when they're alive.
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Re: Wildlife Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby michael_p » Fri 31 Jan, 2020 4:14 pm

One of the local male Koalas.
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Re: Wildlife Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby rcaffin » Sat 08 Feb, 2020 8:16 am

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"I've got my eye on you ..."
(Mountain Copperhead, KNP)

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Re: Wildlife Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby Aardvark » Sat 08 Feb, 2020 9:38 am

An off track walk in Main Range NP Queensland two weeks ago. Fires are out now. They didn't penetrate far into rain forested areas on the southern sides of the peaks but they did run along parts of the crest of the range. Apart from the almost obligatory carpet snake, we saw a yellow tailed Black Cockatoo and three feral deer. None of which we managed in time to get a photo of.
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Re: Wildlife Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby johnw » Sat 08 Feb, 2020 11:46 am

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"I've got my eye on you ..."
(Mountain Copperhead, KNP)

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LOL, reminded me of an incident Roger about 6 years ago in KNP. I was walking ahead of my son towards Teddy's Hut, fortunately wearing long pants and knee length gaiters.
A few hundred metres from the hut I heard some expletives behind me and turned to see this Highland/Mountain Copperhead shooting off into the grass next to my right leg.
Son told me it had suddenly reared up into a striking position as I obliviously wandered past. Close call!
Apparently he wasn't too upset at our presence and hung around long enough for a couple of photos (from a respectful distance).
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Highland Copperhead near Teddy's Hut, Upper Thredbo River Valley, Kosciuskzo NP via Dead Horse Gap NSW
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Re: Wildlife Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby rcaffin » Sat 08 Feb, 2020 12:06 pm

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Odd. I just came back to this thread and could see my photo immediately.

Shall we try another one?
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"It's too cold, I can't see you, go away"
Another mountain copperhead, next day, still KNP

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Re: Wildlife Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby johnw » Sat 08 Feb, 2020 12:14 pm

rcaffin wrote:The attachment 7623.jpg is no longer available
Odd. I just came back to this thread and could see my photo immediately.

Shall we try another one?
Another mountain copperhead, next day, still KNP

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Roger, I think that was only because I embedded your post in quotes. I'm not sure how the software treats images in that case, it may depend on the method of submission.
I could see the image all along in your original post.
KNP obviously has a healthy population of Copperheads, although who knows what impact after the fires.
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Re: Wildlife Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby rcaffin » Sat 08 Feb, 2020 1:45 pm

KNP obviously has a healthy population of Copperheads
I do have yet more photos of them ...
Are they smart enough to jump into the nearest water?

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