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Not all things in Australia want to kill you..........

  1. Longbow May 2, 2017

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    When I moved to Germany I started to pick up some of the local lingo. The trouble is, as a non-native speaker you can't help but make strange word associations. For example, the German word for Hedgehog is Igel, but it's pronounced like the English word Eagle. So now whenever I hear about the American bald Eagle this comes to mind...
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    Image nicked from the net.

    I guess this must be the German Imperial Igel
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  2. dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member May 29, 2017

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  3. Willem023 May 30, 2017

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    Cutting the hedges last week, I stumbled upon this little fellow.
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  4. Willem023 May 30, 2017

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    And last Sunday this one :D up country

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  5. SeanO May 30, 2017

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    that's the penalty we now pay for all of those South African shark tours where they "encourage" the sharks to jump out of the water.

    damn saffers.....
     
  6. JimInOz Melbourne Australia Jul 24, 2017

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  7. river rat Jul 24, 2017

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    Well some one posted some thing about our Bald Eagle here is a photo I took of one off my back porch
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    Here are a group of birds of all kinds coming back to MT after winter the lake is melting it's solid ice in winter.
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    Talking about dangerous animals the only one I am scared of near me.
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    This Grizzly attack happen last year about 20 miles from me mods you can delete if to graphic.
     
  8. JimInOz Melbourne Australia Aug 5, 2017

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  9. ozmega Aug 5, 2017

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    Only the Poms would be silly enough to send all their prisoners to surfers paradise, whilst keeping a cold, wet and crowded little island for themselves....not well thought out that one.

    Meanwhile, here's a message from our ministry of tourism....

     
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  10. Jonatan Aug 7, 2017

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  11. Fritz genuflects before the mighty quartzophobe Aug 7, 2017

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    Canada has mean stuff too you know!

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    and I've got a friend with a budgie thats huge!
     
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  12. Jonatan Aug 7, 2017

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    Are you sure that's not an Australian spider eating a chipmunk from the inside out?
     
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  13. watchestelltime Aug 12, 2017

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    Australia is beautiful too watch on tv and exciting but I am too scared to visit :)
     
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  14. ozmega Aug 13, 2017

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    It's not for the faint hearted....

    Must admit with the spate of shark attacks we've had on the mid north coast of NSW, I've really gone off swimming out in the surf.

    When I was a kid I was out there on my board before dawn and after dusk all the time.

    Must be losing my sense of adventure.
     
  15. mollydooker Aug 13, 2017

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    Maaate , No worries, she'll be right. Like if your lucky the odds are you'll only lose a leg or arm and that's why you have two of each.
     
  16. JimInOz Melbourne Australia Aug 30, 2017

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  17. SeanO Sep 3, 2017

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    You can't blame the Maggie, it's just learned that Buckley got another two years.
     
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  18. Stewart H Honorary NJ Resident Sep 3, 2017

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    The magpies are mental. Whilst out walking the dog yesterday, I was watching one attack the business end of a 2.5 m (8 foot) long Python. One wrong move and Maggie would have been the first decent meal after a hat long winter sleep.

    Unfortunately, this was all happening in the shadow of some trees and the iPhone doesn't pick out the contrast.
     
  19. bdp Sep 11, 2017

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  20. STANDY schizophrenic pizza orderer and watch collector Sep 11, 2017

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    And that happens to be the kiddies pool ;)
     
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