Friday, 12 December 2008

Some of the local fauna I have encountered

Kucaburras
Pelicans

Koala, mum and tot

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Leech


Possum


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One of three families of ducks which live on Campus



Two Frog-mouthed Owls just outside my window.
No snakes or spiders yet!


3 comments:

Joshua said...

NB "Kookaburras" -

You may not know the traditional Australian children's song about the Kookaburra, which I was taught at primary school:

"Kookaburra sits on the old gum tree,
"Merry, merry king of the bush is he,
"Laugh, Kookaburra, laugh, Kookaburra,
"Gay your life must be."

(etc.)

Joshua said...

I think that reptile is a blue-tongued lizard: there's an obvious way to check!

Alec said...

The first bird that you have a question mark for is a curlew and the lizard is a water dragon. One of my younger brothers has a penchant for tickling them under the chin. Quite interesting to watch.