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One of our highly specialised and sophistimicated fauna relocation vehicles:


 
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Not exactly fly fishing is it?
 
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Not exactly fly fishing is it?
That is why we have Crocodile Dundee and the Crocodile Hunter. Fly fishing is for gentlemen when the hunt is over.

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Better approach maybe...

 
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Not exactly fly fishing is it?
Not really fishing. Apparently it got snappy with some tourists in the Kakadu Park and had to be relocated. Dont if that means another river or off to the handbag farm.
 
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We wanted to have a brush turkey relocated because our dog likes turkey! But they cannot be moved more then 1 km legally and are back within half an hour.

Anyway, after I cleaned up the feathers there was another turkey moving in within hours. That was last summer. This year we have 4 plus 2 chicks, but the dog is old and can't get up the steps to the back lawn now. So I guess we have resident turkeys.

They build amazing nests but really, four in your yard....no wonder I an paving most of it.

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Originally Posted by o1xjr View Post
We wanted to have a brush turkey relocated because our dog likes turkey! But they cannot be moved more then 1 km legally and are back within half an hour.

Anyway, after I cleaned up the feathers there was another turkey moving in within hours. That was last summer. This year we have 4 plus 2 chicks, but the dog is old and can't get up the steps to the back lawn now. So I guess we have resident turkeys.

They build amazing nests but really, four in your yard....no wonder I an paving most of it.

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Ummm, never mind the dog - what does brush Turkey taste like?
 
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This is sort of like having a new car, once you have one you see them everywhere.

These articles keep coming :-)

The great redback invasion of Brisbane › Science Features (ABC Science)

at least this one is in Brisbane, so its Clarke's problem.
 
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Originally Posted by RobB View Post
Ummm, never mind the dog - what does brush Turkey taste like?
Don't know, you would have to ask my dog.

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This is sort of like having a new car, once you have one you see them everywhere.

These articles keep coming :-)

The great redback invasion of Brisbane € Science Features (ABC Science)

at least this one is in Brisbane, so its Clarke's problem.
At our first house from the late 80's and through to 1996 we had redbacks everywhere, they loved to nest in the brickwork. Especially under the brick window sills. I used to leave my pack of smokes(before I quit) there and smoke outside.
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I was driving to work one day and went to light up while driving and saw a redback on the end of the cigarette I had in my mouth. So I torched it with my lighter, they pop when they are done.

At the time I worked in a huge brick building and many of us smoked and it started a competition so see who could pop the most redbacks in a 12 hour shift.
 

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Spider popping competitions, there's a little bit of Australiana I didn't know about right there.

Apart from noahs , do they have much bitey / poisonous stuff in NZ? It all seemed fairly benign over there, but then again we were/are just dumbarse aussie tourists.
 
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Spider popping competitions, there's a little bit of Australiana I didn't know about right there.

Apart from noahs , do they have much bitey / poisonous stuff in NZ? It all seemed fairly benign over there, but then again we were/are just dumbarse aussie tourists.
Not sure what you mean about "noahs", but Australia has all the good stuff.

We do Katipo spiders which from reading up are from the same family as the Australian red back. But I never saw one in the 21 years I lived there, just heard of them.

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The Kea would be your biggest worry if you leave your car in the wrong place.
They tear off anything rubber or plastic with their beaks. They really love windscreen rubbers. I saw many cars shredded. Mainly dumb **** tourists with rental cars who don't read warning signs in bush areas.
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My missus loves those things , we had to find some the first time we visited. A lot of mischief in a small bundle.

Noahs? Noahs Arks , Sharks

I feel a rhyming slang thread coming on. Our septic friends might enjoy that.
 
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Yanks. Got it. About the only one I've ever been able to figure out.
 
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Noahs? Noahs Arks , Sharks

I feel a rhyming slang thread coming on. Our septic friends might enjoy that.
Still getting used to the rhyming slang, only been on the mouth Island for 27 years.

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Staying with friends in Gosford, NSW I was moving my dirty laundry from a pile on the floor when I unearthed a spider the size of a small dog. It barred fangs like elephant tusks at me. I hit it with a baseball bat or maybe something smaller but my blows were for naught as it shrugged them off and disappeared into the nether-regions of the closet.

After this life-threatening drama I was chastised--Chastised!--by my hosts for my cowardice. Apparently if one survives such an attack one was supposed to make nice with the spider and turn it over to authorities for venom collection and subsequent antivenin production. I don't know if this was true, but I wasn't likely to comply one way or another.
We had an elderly English Aunt stay with us a while back and my wife opened a drawer and saw a rather large huntsman, she freaked. Her Aunt said don't worry dear I'll get it and came with a tissue...... Ahh, you may need a beach towel to throw over this one my wife said, they move too fast to catch in a tissue(if they will fit)

My wife just found this on my uncles facebook thingy (I've never seen facebook so I don't really get the hype).

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And before you ask, yes most of my family live in the lucky country. Probably hundreds of them including 5 of my six siblings.
 

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more sharks and snakes, must be this summers trend

Shark eats whale and snake swims through flags on the NSW coast
 
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Thought this comparison a little interesting..

 
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Thaht will all change once Russia joins the EU.
 
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Thaht will all change once Russia joins the EU.
Russia doesn't join anything, they just annex it.
 
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Thaht will all change once Russia joins the EU.
Nope,bet Australia stays the same size.
 

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