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MDA
26-01-2010, 12:45:37
Australia, September 2009

Chances are these are less boring than what you're doing now. Maybe. I've been told the snorkeling mask makes me look sophisticated.

Also, road sign in Daintree, butterfly in Kuranda (very touristy), ant nest on a tree branch in Daintree, and what could be Greg baiting a crocodile with a dead chicken in the Australia Zoo, Brisbane.

I also have a shutterfly page, which is often slow to load, but has about 300 pictures. I can send the link and password by PM if anyone is interested in killing some time.

MDA
26-01-2010, 12:52:26
group two, spiny echidna (Australia Zoo, Brisbane), Mt. Conner at sunset, little orange pecker biting the earpiece off of my glasses (Kuranda), Kata Tjuta, and a bonobo iup a tree (Taronga Zoo, Sydney)

MDA
26-01-2010, 12:56:24
last group, himalayan tahr? (Taronga Zoo), rare australian zebras, and the helicopter we took a quick ride around Uluru in

mr_B
26-01-2010, 13:26:23
http://www.counterglow.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=3721&stc=1&d=1264509660

kewl, are they kickable?

MDA
26-01-2010, 13:34:57
the ones on the right (kangaroos and cassowaries) kick back, very very hard

Back!
26-01-2010, 13:42:12
kick back, very very hard

I dare them to get me if they can

Lurker
26-01-2010, 14:39:45
Did you see any cassowaries? They are quite rare, aren't they?

Funko
26-01-2010, 14:42:53
This is good, let it be an example to everyone! :provost:

Greg W
26-01-2010, 15:16:11
I dare them to get me if they canThey're also both much, much faster than you. :D

Greg W
26-01-2010, 15:17:05
Australia, September 2009

what could be Greg baiting a crocodile with a dead chicken in the Australia Zoo, Brisbane.Can't be me, you didn't come to see me, remember? :hmm:

MDA
26-01-2010, 16:12:54
:cry: damn me

Only a few hundred cassowaries left, I think, we saw 3, all in zoos, despite going places they could be sometimes seen in the wild. No luck spotting wild dingoes either, and they were supposed to be common on Fraser Island.

Think our guide said about 20 species of trees have seeds that don't germinate unless a cassowary eats it first.

MDA
26-01-2010, 16:15:39
oh, when the cassowary kicks, its kinda velociraptor-ish - you tend to lose your guts

also, drop bears will attack and kidnap your women unless they wear floppy hats

mr_B
26-01-2010, 16:37:18
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/b/bf/Cassowary_head_frontal.jpg/797px-Cassowary_head_frontal.jpg

now I'm scared

Immortal Wombat
26-01-2010, 18:09:10
:beer:

Oerdin
26-01-2010, 18:43:11
Did you see any cassowaries? They are quite rare, aren't they?

Aren't those the ones which are know to occasionally disembowel people?

Oerdin
26-01-2010, 18:43:45
They're also both much, much faster than you. :D

Can they out run a bullet?

MOBIUS
26-01-2010, 22:15:28
:cry: damn me

Only a few hundred cassowaries left, I think, we saw 3, all in zoos, despite going places they could be sometimes seen in the wild. No luck spotting wild dingoes either, and they were supposed to be common on Fraser Island.

Think our guide said about 20 species of trees have seeds that don't germinate unless a cassowary eats it first.

I remember that the first Wombat, Kangaroo and Emu I saw in Australia were all roadkill.

I was lucky to see a platypus in the wild on the Murray river though.:beer:

Greg W
27-01-2010, 00:58:55
Platypuses are poisonous, you know? :eek:Can they out run a bullet?No, but guns are basically illegal in Australia.

Funko
27-01-2010, 09:36:39
:provost:

MOBIUS
27-01-2010, 10:49:59
Platypuses are poisonous, you know? :eek:No, but guns are basically illegal in Australia.

It was in the river playing about, and we were on a paddle steamer - perfectly safe.

Drekkus
27-01-2010, 12:25:00
Is Cassowaries the australian pronounciation of 'Case of worries'?

Funko
27-01-2010, 12:29:45
:lol:

Yes.

Greg W
27-01-2010, 13:02:12
Don't tell him what Platypus is... :nervous:

MOBIUS
27-01-2010, 13:25:22
So when Aussies say "No worries", they actually mean there's no Cassowaries about?

Good to know in downtown Sydney.

MDA
27-01-2010, 14:00:08
Perry the Platypus is awesome. I want a polo shirt with him in place of the alligator.

Oerdin
27-01-2010, 14:06:12
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_2fbmK6aMD4

mr_B
27-01-2010, 15:17:55
:lol: @ D

MDA
28-01-2010, 12:07:54
Two Uluru, one from afar, the second was taken at dawn where Venom once took a nap. The other two are from the Blue Mountains. One with an introduced species of primitive primates, the other was just a hole in the canopy that framed a tree clinging to a cliffside. Hat picture was our guide at sunrise, Uluru.