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Rumpole
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Seals are runnimg amok in Launceston.


(Should have gone to spec savers ?)


http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-04-04/seal-runs-amok-in-launceston-suburb/8414090?section=environment

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April 4, 2017 at 7:12 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Rumpole
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Bilby triplets appear for Easter.


http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-04-05/bilby-triplets-born-at-ipswich-nature-centre-easter/8417214

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April 5, 2017 at 6:17 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Photon
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Baby Siamang Gibbon born at Canberra zoo a first for new parents Tunku and Cian.


http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-04-06/canberra-zoo-release-first-pictures-of-baby-siamang-gibbon/8419904


Fans of the Goodies will be asking is he a “funky gibbon” ?  8)

 

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April 5, 2017 at 11:13 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Rumpole
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An excellent idea all round.


Prisoners train assistance dogs for autism, special needs in Queensland regional jail trial


http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-04-10/prisoners-train-assistance-dogs-for-autism-special-needs-in-jail/8431832

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April 11, 2017 at 3:57 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Photon
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Ice-addicted python just one of hundreds of animals in prison rehabilitation.

This is not a joke.    :/

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-04-11/ice-addicted-python-among-hundreds-of-animals-in-prison-rehab/8435364

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April 11, 2017 at 10:49 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Photon
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Authorities are investigating the killing and public dumping of three Platypuses, two of which were beheaded, near the Murray River on the border of New South Wales and Victoria.
What kind of sicko does this?
How could they get enjoyment from killing such a harmless animal?
Lock them up for life!
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-04-12/authorities-seek-answers-platypus-cruelty-albury/8436042?section=environment
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April 11, 2017 at 11:06 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Tardis001
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Photon at April 11, 2017 at 11:06 PM

Authorities are investigating the killing and public dumping of three Platypuses, two of which were beheaded, near the Murray River on the border of New South Wales and Victoria.
What kind of sicko does this?
How could they get enjoyment from killing such a harmless animal?
Lock them up for life!
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-04-12/authorities-seek-answers-platypus-cruelty-albury/8436042?section=environment

	

Yes, indeed, an extremely sick act of cruelty.


Just a correction, though.  The platypus is not harmless.  It has a spur that can evemonate a predator or a human.  The venom is not lethal to humans, but it can have long-term effects.  It can cause partial paralysis of the affected area of the body, and excruciating pain that can last several weeks or months.

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April 11, 2017 at 11:18 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Rumpole
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Photon at April 11, 2017 at 11:06 PM

Authorities are investigating the killing and public dumping of three Platypuses, two of which were beheaded, near the Murray River on the border of New South Wales and Victoria.
What kind of sicko does this?
How could they get enjoyment from killing such a harmless animal?
Lock them up for life!
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-04-12/authorities-seek-answers-platypus-cruelty-albury/8436042?section=environment

	

I really can't stand people who do this sort of thing.


I agree, lock them up and throw away the key.


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April 11, 2017 at 11:48 PM Flag Quote & Reply

gusset
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Photon at April 11, 2017 at 11:06 PM

Authorities are investigating the killing and public dumping of three Platypuses, two of which were beheaded, near the Murray River on the border of New South Wales and Victoria.
What kind of sicko does this?
How could they get enjoyment from killing such a harmless animal?
Lock them up for life!
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-04-12/authorities-seek-answers-platypus-cruelty-albury/8436042?section=environment

	
How disgusting, to do such a cruel thing to innocent animals. I do hope the perpetrator/s are caught and punished. Unfortunately such people never seem to get the maximum sentence, just a slap on the wrist.
April 11, 2017 at 11:53 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Rumpole
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This sounds like a job for Bronny Bishop and the helicopter heroes. ;)


Crowdfunding needed to continue monitoring yellow-bellied gliders in Far North Queensland


http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-04-12/monitoring-yellow-bellied-gliders-in-far-north-qld-for-20-years/8433490

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April 12, 2017 at 7:42 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Rumpole
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No crocodile tears here...


http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-04-27/pet-crocodile-left-homeless-a-following-house-fire-in-darwin/8477054

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April 28, 2017 at 1:49 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Tardis001
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An eagle's eye-view:


https://www.youtube.com/embed/6g95E4VSfj0?rel=0&controls=0&showinfo=0

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May 8, 2017 at 2:18 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Rumpole
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Tardis001 at May 8, 2017 at 2:18 AM

An eagle's eye-view:


https://www.youtube.com/embed/6g95E4VSfj0?rel=0&controls=0&showinfo=0

Brilliant. Eagle eye definitely, how could he pick the guy out from that far up ?

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May 8, 2017 at 2:32 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Rumpole
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Good news and bad news for bees.


Colony collapse: 10 years after the crisis began, what is happening to the world's bees?


http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-05-08/colony-collapse-ten-years-after-crisis-what-is-happening-to-bees/8507408

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May 8, 2017 at 3:08 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Tardis001
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Rumpole at May 8, 2017 at 2:32 AM

Tardis001 at May 8, 2017 at 2:18 AM

An eagle's eye-view:


https://www.youtube.com/embed/6g95E4VSfj0?rel=0&controls=0&showinfo=0

Brilliant. Eagle eye definitely, how could he pick the guy out from that far up ?

Well, I'm not sure that the eagle spotted him until it was quite a way down.  The eagle is moving its head in all directions initially, probably to get its bearings first, and searching for the trainer.  The wings are outstretched for quite some time, meaning the bird was soaring to an altitude where it could see its trainer.  Once it had reached that altitude, the eagle folded its wings into the side of its body and dived towards the trainer. It's really quite amazing.

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May 8, 2017 at 3:38 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Rumpole
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Rare white kangaroo poses for photo - op.


http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-06-01/wild-white-kangaroo-poses-for-photo-near-river-murray-in-sa/8576582

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June 1, 2017 at 11:31 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Photon
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Rumpole at June 1, 2017 at 11:31 PM

Rare white kangaroo poses for photo - op.


http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-06-01/wild-white-kangaroo-poses-for-photo-near-river-murray-in-sa/8576582

That Roo looks good in white.

Imagine how much Peroxide you’d need to reproduce that look!   :P

 

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June 2, 2017 at 12:13 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Rumpole
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Lord Howe Island, a great place for birds.


http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-06-09/lowe-howe-island-birds-bold-and-unfraid-of-humans/8602266

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June 8, 2017 at 8:16 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Rumpole
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Not cat-a-strophic.


http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-06-15/pet-cat-missing-outback-nsw-one-year-returns-home/8619426

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June 15, 2017 at 9:32 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Tardis001
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Rumpole at June 15, 2017 at 9:32 AM

Not cat-a-strophic.


http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-06-15/pet-cat-missing-outback-nsw-one-year-returns-home/8619426

Yes, pet cats (and dogs) can be quite amazing when finding their way "home".  Not as spectacular as the news link above, but still amazing, is the story of my family's pet cat when I was a child.  We had a house full of pets at the time, but this cat was a bit of a handful, so my parents decided to give it to a kind elderly lady who could afford to devote a lot of attention to it and in return have some animal companionship.  We did not know the lady personally before then, she was recommended by our local vet as someone who was in need of companionship and who would give the cat a good home. Three months after the lady took possession of the cat, we were invited over for afternoon tea, mostly because the lady wanted to demonstrate to us that the cat was being looked after properly and had settled into her new home, which was about 15 km away from our home. Five days after our visit, the cat turned up on our doorstep, its paws bleeding from the long journey it had made between the two homes.  The elderly lady explained that the cat went missing the day after our visit, so it obviously went searching for us.  How it found us, I have no idea, but I have not ceased to be amazed by this epic journey.  We ended up keeping our cat (which stayed with us for the rest of its life, about another 8 years) and we organised for the elderly lady to find another pet cat.

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June 15, 2017 at 7:54 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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