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Thread: Flora, fauna and other animals people see whilst out driving.

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    Flora, fauna and other animals people see whilst out driving.

    Thought I might start some thing up, if it hasn`t all ready been done so.
    Took a drive out to Gaeta and took a photo of this little bat. It was unharmed that I could see and thought it was a different spot for it to hang out.

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    Great idea Bush Ranger! I get a kick out of the animals, birds and plants out in the bush. Nice pic of the bat!

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    Great idea, now I need to search through my pictures. Seen heaps of different wildlife over the years. Couple of memorable encounters that I don't have on camera are a dingo with a bush turkey in its mouth (I do have it on video but looks tiny). Two Sambar deer crossing the road at speed between myself and the 4wd 100 meters in front of me. And one of the biggest feral pigs I've ever seen up in Cape York, I though I was going to run over him as he disappeared in from of me.
    I do have a picture of a Cassowary I'll post up when I'm on the PC.
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    Don't often take photos of the really good stuff because you only get a few seconds, and driving with a camera in hand isn't a good idea. By the time you stop it's gone.

    Saw a pure white fox up around Nimmitabel about 2 years back running along the road about 5am.
    Usual roos, donkeys, camels, like everyone else.
    Had a Kooka fly in the drivers window and hit me in the side of the head about 15 years ago (was going for the ocky strap on the roof-rack I reckon) Fell down between my back and the seat. Had to stop and put him out on the side of the road. Lucky I was only going about 20kph looking for a house number.
    Seen an emu "snowball roll" after tripping over a wire fence strand.... head....legs....head ....legs..etc. Was riding a trail bike at the time and laughed so hard I came off.

    The one you won't believe is the "Robbo Panther" walking along the side of a tarred road in overcast east Gippsland rainforest just after sunrise. Wouldn't believe it either unless I saw it myself. Size of a large Kelpie but slightly shorter legs and a little longer in the body. Jet black and slinking like a cat. Turned around and looked straight at us - headlights were still on and it's eyes mirrored back blue/silver eye shine. Cat ears, short muzzle. My wife and I looked at each other "what tha ??" and by the time we looked back it was gone.

    Be interested in any other sightings of the elusive "Panther" whatever it is.
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    Hey, the kids swore they saw a large cat near Mt Richmond, but whatever it was had already disappeared by the time I turned to look. I have seen and shot some bloody big feral cats, but nothing as large as these : http://scienceblogs.com/tetrapodzool...ral-mega-cats/

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    When I was working in Mt Isa 4 years ago this little fella come out from no where..
    Was about 1m long and had no issues with the attention..


    And bloody green tree frogs everywhere..
    Was even showering with them a few nights..

    And some of the best storms I've ever seen.. It was an awesome experience..
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    Top idea Bush Ranger!. Where to start, have got hundreds of photos of wildlife from my travels since I bought my Patrol. Start out with this one of a Wedge Tailed Eagle that was feeding on a dead Roo in the middle of the road. Luckily he only flew up to the closest tree about 30 meters away & I was able to get a few shots. I was on my way up to Waa Gorge in Mt Kaputar National Park at the time. Always coming across these guys around where I live, usually they fly off before I can get the camera out!

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    Good to hear people think it`s a good idea and hope photos, plus stories keep coming.

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    One flora and one fauna from our last trip. Wallaby taken at Arkaroola Waterhole, not the best photo but the only one showing her joey, and Desert Pea taken on the track heading out to the radioactive springs at Arkaroola.

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