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  • From the same storm, another poor bugger has copped a hiding from the hail.

    Lazarus the cockatoo rises again after being caught in wild Queensland hail storm

    By Scott Lamond and staff
    Updated about 3 hours ago
    "I gave him a bit of a tap with my foot to see if he was still alive and he jumped up with so much gusto," Mr Tessman said.
    "He reminded me a bit of myself on a Saturday morning after a big Friday night."



      Crocodile takes Aboriginal ranger in Arnhem Land community, sparking police search

      Updated 6 minutes ago

      Police from Nhulunbuy and Lake Evella stations are travelling by boat and road to the East Arnhem outstation of Gangan, 177 kilometres south-west of Nhulunbuy, where the incident took place at around 10:00am.An Aboriginal ranger has been taken by a crocodile in a remote Arnhem Land community.

      Laynhapuy Homelands Aboriginal Corporation, which runs the Yirralka Rangers program, first reported the attack to authorities, and has since closed its office.


      • Originally posted by digrar View Post
        From the same storm, another poor bugger has copped a hiding from the hail.
        Hope it fairs better than the Cockatoo made famous after cyclone Debbie last year, that poor thing seemed to be on the mend but passed a few days later.


        • Wildlife carer suffers severe injuries following kangaroo attack

          A Millmerran wildlife carer will undergo surgery after she was attacked while trying to save her husband from by a kangaroo on her property in the Darling Downs.
          Linda Smith, 64, suffered severe chest injuries, including a collapsed lung, broken ribs and multiple cuts to her arms and legs as well as other internal injuries at Millmerran, about 80 kilometres south-west of Toowoomba.
          This is the bit that gets me.

          “Around 30 kangaroos and wallabies come in each night to be fed,” she said.
          “We feed them a mix of grain and chaff as with the drought there’s nothing out there.

          Here is the thing. Big male greys are pretty aggressive in the wild. Very even. A few times i have backed off tracks rather than having to confront them or hurt them.

          In droughts, animals behave strangely. We used to have horses on our place, we had a big gentle Draught horse and an old mare, really old. When being fed one day, the big girl kicked the old girl to death over a bale of hay. The big girl was gentle as can be, you could call her like a dog, and she would stand and take pats day in day out. But this day, no warning, kicked and kicked.

          My point i guess, is that the animal numbers were artificially inflated due to the feeding, which, without feeding, im sure they would have moved on or died. I do feel sorry for the lady, as my father has a scar across his head from a pet roo attack when he was about 6.


          • Steve Irwin's son Robert recognised at photo competition for snap of spider devouring frog
            Not dangerous, just cool. Unless you are a frog.



            • I'll just assume, that frog is the size of a cat.


              • Originally posted by Fargin View Post
                I'll just assume, that frog is the size of a cat.
                More like a lion.