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Message 2122523 - Posted: 12 Jul 2023, 1:05:34 UTC
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They're going plague on us again with yet another drought looming. :-(

Kangaroos damage Victorian cattle farmer's property as numbers 'boom' across state.



And it's not just happening down there either as plenty of roos and wallabies have been moving through this village of a night time of late as well and the climbing number of road kills along the highway are also a testament to the growing problem (especially with the lack of food for them around here after all these frosts).

[edit] And then there's another debate on another growing problem with another member of our wildlife.

Northern Territory crocodile culling was banned in 1971. Should it be reintroduced following an attack at Litchfield National Park?
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Message 2122846 - Posted: 19 Jul 2023, 8:24:12 UTC

Saving our seahorses.

Record release of baby seahorses set to boost Sydney Harbour's endangered population.

Marine scientists say they have successfully completed the world's biggest release of seahorses as part of efforts to boost the population of the endangered White's seahorse in Sydney Harbour.

About 380 seahorses bred in captivity by the Sydney Institute of Marine Science (SIMS) were released at Chowder Bay on the north side of the harbour on Tuesday afternoon.

Scientist Mitch Brennan, who helped rear the baby seahorses over the past five months, told ABC Radio Sydney it was exciting to let them go.

"The seahorses that we released today were amazing," Mr Brennan said.

"[They were] nice and healthy and large, ready to go out in the world and hopefully contribute to restocking those wild populations."....

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Message 2122883 - Posted: 20 Jul 2023, 1:28:30 UTC

Anyone wants rabbits? Bugs' invasion.

A Florida suburb is facing an adorable invasion of exotic rabbits after a breeder let them loose and they started multiplying ... like rabbits.


We have plenty of the normal type around here if anyone wants those as well.

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Message 2122906 - Posted: 20 Jul 2023, 13:26:48 UTC - in response to Message 2122883.  

Acquaintance names then Stu, Saute, Fricassee, Hasenpfeffer, Fry ...
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Message 2122912 - Posted: 20 Jul 2023, 16:50:26 UTC - in response to Message 2122906.  

Not to forget Flopsy, Mospy & Cottontail.....
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Message 2122942 - Posted: 21 Jul 2023, 9:32:49 UTC - in response to Message 2122883.  

Anyone wants rabbits? Bugs' invasion.

A Florida suburb is facing an adorable invasion of exotic rabbits after a breeder let them loose and they started multiplying ... like rabbits.


We have plenty of the normal type around here if anyone wants those as well.

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Why in the world did the breeder "let them loose"? If it was intentional, then that person should burn in hell. Well, maybe not burn in hell, but certainly be singed by the flames.
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Message 2122957 - Posted: 21 Jul 2023, 18:03:48 UTC

Just what we DON'T need
"'Cocaine sharks' off Florida may be feasting on dumped bales of drugs

Shark Week show delves into whether sharks off the coast of Florida are coming into contact with the huge quantities of cocaine that get dumped in these waters."
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Message 2123047 - Posted: 23 Jul 2023, 20:09:39 UTC

#BabylonBee #Satire
Mistreated, Neglected Dog Hasn't Been Played With In Over 10 Minutes
According to sources, a local labrador retriever is being cruelly neglected by his humans as they haven't even played with him in over 10 minutes.

In spite of repeated requests in the form of yips, barks, tail wags, and very sad puppy eyes, all members of the family are callously going about whatever humans do all day without so much as acknowledging the suffering of the poor creature. How cruel! ...
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Message 2123248 - Posted: 28 Jul 2023, 8:00:52 UTC

And we thought we invented synchronised swimming.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-us-canada-66333690
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Message 2123516 - Posted: 2 Aug 2023, 22:15:02 UTC

Their name is a bit of a misnomer, but they're breeding well on the mainland once again.

Barrington Wildlife Sanctuary celebrates birth of 500th Tasmanian devil in Aussie Ark program.


Their name came about because by the time Europeans landed here they were pretty much extinct on the mainland, but fossil evidence shows that they covered a fair range of the SE corner of the continent.

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Message 2123575 - Posted: 4 Aug 2023, 4:07:54 UTC

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Message 2123578 - Posted: 4 Aug 2023, 13:00:59 UTC - in response to Message 2123575.  

California Idiot Tries To Ride Bison Who’s Bedded Down In National Park Forest

Ah, another example of how much intelligence is drained from a human when operating a cell phone.
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Message 2123788 - Posted: 9 Aug 2023, 9:15:50 UTC

Beware of low flying snakes:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-66446697

and don't get between a hawk and its dinner.
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Message 2124075 - Posted: 16 Aug 2023, 5:58:33 UTC

In my younger days wandering through the rainforests around Sydney's outskirts I could sit for ages watching and listen to these fabulous birds.

Lyrebird calls echo through the forests of south-east Australia. But the passing of these songs from one generation to another is at risk.

Don't forget to click on the sound button. ;-)

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Message 2124173 - Posted: 17 Aug 2023, 18:50:55 UTC

The return of Ratty :
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-66525526
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Message 2124244 - Posted: 19 Aug 2023, 5:53:55 UTC

More native animals being returned for preservation.

Mulgaras returned to Dirk Hartog Island as modern science, traditional culture fight 'tide of extinctions'.

....Since Hartog's landing, and the introduction of grazing goats, trampling sheep, and feral cats, 11 native animals, including the mulgara, have disappeared from the island.

Since feral animals were eradicated, it is the eighth species to be reintroduced to the island, known to Malgana traditional owners as Wirruwana.

"It's quite an important one to get back to because it's a small carnivore, something they call a mesopredator," Dr Sims explains.

The mulgara's sharp teeth reveal its relation to the Tasmanian devil.

Said to suck the brains out of its prey, it will help balance the population of other small mammals on the island.....
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Message 2124248 - Posted: 19 Aug 2023, 7:33:26 UTC

And to think that back in the 60's-70's we use to cull these feral animals by the hundreds each year just out on the Hay Plains alone. It's just too bad that we didn't know another use for them back then.

NSW farmers are using donkeys to protect livestock from wild dogs.

A donkey supplier in regional New South Wales says there has been a 300 per cent jump in demand for the animals as farmers ramp up efforts to protect stock from wild dogs.

Eliezer Robinson has supplied donkeys to farmers for years, after finding they were fiercely defensive once bonded with a herd.

He said when multiple donkeys were on the job, they worked together to protect the herd against predators.....
They still breed wild here, but at least they're not left rotting out on the ground these days.

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Message 2124272 - Posted: 19 Aug 2023, 21:13:23 UTC

The sound I hear almost every morning performed by 20-30 individuals at 1st light.

Magpies make Australia's favourite animal sound — but their calls are more than just a pretty tune.

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