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A Few Animals & Reptiles From Our travels


Getting away from birds for a while, here are a few other wildlife shots that we've taken traveling around Oz.

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Water Dragon, East Gippsland VIC.

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Python, Top End NT. He was bl**dy massive!

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Big Red, White Cliffs, Outback NSW.

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Young Water Buffalo, Top End NT.

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Crocodiles, Cahill's Crossing, Kakadu NT. There were around a dozen of them lazing around the causeway into Arnhem Land. They weren't small!

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Goanna portrait, Warby-Ovens National Park, NE VIC.

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Euro (Wallaroo) Flinders Ranges SA.

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Dingo scavenging around near a roadhouse in Kakadu NT.

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Bearded Dragon portrait, Barrier Ranges, Outback NSW.

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Big Billy, male feral goat, Scropes Range between Broken Hill & Wilcannia, Outback NSW.



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Nice pics. Love the Water Dragon.

Took 5 years in the North before we saw a big python (Scrub/Amethystine) & that was fairly recently, at our current location. It came to visit us. Amazingly after seeing our first we saw two more out in the rainforest during the following couple of days in different places. 

Love seeing Dingoes, always so casual but inquisitive with it.  Have had 4 visits here, each time in early morning after dawn, wandering past our bedroom, along the edge of the rainforest. We have watched them from bed. They hear us, stop & stare at the french doors we are looking through, staring at our sound whilst we stare at them. 

The crocs at Cahills are big. Haven't been there since 2009. Some croc warning signs refer to Estuarine Crocodiles. Some to Large Estuarine Crocodiles. Cahills crossing is the only place I've seen a sign which warned of 'Very Large Estuarine Crocodiles!  We spent many hours at that crossing  at 'change of tide' times over several days watching the crocs feed on the mullet crossing the causeway at low water. Far better than the paid tours with chickens dangled on a line. I have a pic of one with a mullet somewhere. Aha - found it!  Camera back then was a Canon superzoom with a very small sensor. 

 

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We couldn't believe the idiots at Cahill's Crossing standing on the causeway fishing with Crocs all around them!
We went there on three trips to the NT.
Nearby is the Bardedjilidji trail through sandstone country which is home to the quite rare Chestnut-quilled Rock-pigeon.

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Nice! Have walked the Bardedjilidji trail, but hadn't developed much of an interest in birds back then.

We thought the same of some of the folk fishing off the causeway. One adult with a 3 or 4 year old boy standing along side him & crocs within a few metres!

I fished a bit downstream of the crossing, high up on the rocks, using a lure as required. I knew I'd caught a croc (or rather a croc had caught me) when my rod began bending almost to breaking point. I cut the line & gave the fishing away after that . The lure hook had lodged on the back of the croc. 

 



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Cuppa wrote:

Nice! Have walked the Bardedjilidji trail, but hadn't developed much of an interest in birds back then.

We thought the same of some of the folk fishing off the causeway. One adult with a 3 or 4 year old boy standing along side him & crocs within a few metres!

I fished a bit downstream of the crossing, high up on the rocks, using a lure as required. I knew I'd caught a croc (or rather a croc had caught me) when my rod began bending almost to breaking point. I cut the line & gave the fishing away after that . The lure hook had lodged on the back of the croc. 

 



-- Edited by Cuppa on Friday 25th of November 2022 03:19:10 PM


We love Kakadu.

We can't believe the Kakadon't brigade, its a fabulous place that takes lots of time to get to know & enjoy as you'd know.

Some people do it as a day trip from Darwin, drive all day, see nothing & then say that its not worth the effort. 



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www.9news.com.au/national/five-year-old-boy-bitten-snake-dragged-into-pool-byron-bay-new-south-wales/11aa472b-cdbd-4724-8dce-4606927

Python attacks a 5 yr old boy, drags him into pool.

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86GTS wrote:
Cuppa wrote:

Nice! Have walked the Bardedjilidji trail, but hadn't developed much of an interest in birds back then.

We thought the same of some of the folk fishing off the causeway. One adult with a 3 or 4 year old boy standing along side him & crocs within a few metres!

I fished a bit downstream of the crossing, high up on the rocks, using a lure as required. I knew I'd caught a croc (or rather a croc had caught me) when my rod began bending almost to breaking point. I cut the line & gave the fishing away after that . The lure hook had lodged on the back of the croc. 

 



-- Edited by Cuppa on Friday 25th of November 2022 03:19:10 PM


We love Kakadu.

We can't believe the Kakadon't brigade, its a fabulous place that takes lots of time to get to know & enjoy as you'd know.

Some people do it as a day trip from Darwin, drive all day, see nothing & then say that its not worth the effort. 


 Couldn't agree more. First time we went was for 3 days - far too rushed. 2nd time was 10 days -much better, next time I think we could happily make it 3 or 4 weeks. Key, I think is to know why you are going there, & going there at the right time, when all the billabongs are wall to wall birds. 

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