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Re: Wildlife Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby puredingo » Wed 01 Jun, 2016 9:38 am

Where I walk from my house I end up, after a couple of hours, at a car park lookout. Since this lookout is a dead-end road people park there and assume they can comfortably get up to...or down with.. whomever or whatever they like, if they don't hear a vehicle approaching they're alone.

Not so...my walk ends with me emerging from the bush right in front of the parking and I've sprung many! So many infact I hold a LOT of the Illawarra's shamefull secrects that I may yet extort for a pincely sum.
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Re: Wildlife Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby north-north-west » Wed 01 Jun, 2016 5:01 pm

Ambling back to the car after our time in the Tarkine rainforest, and what do we meet ambling down towards us . . .
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Very impressive threat display the buggers have, too.
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Re: Wildlife Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby MickyB » Wed 01 Jun, 2016 5:05 pm

Looks like it's wanting a hug from you NNW :D
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Re: Wildlife Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby Giddy_up » Wed 01 Jun, 2016 5:12 pm

Looks like it's cheering NSW on tonight :)


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Re: Wildlife Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby north-north-west » Wed 01 Jun, 2016 5:23 pm

MickyB wrote:Looks like it's wanting a hug from you NNW :D

No way was I letting those arms anywhere near me!
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Re: Wildlife Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby Hermione » Wed 01 Jun, 2016 11:34 pm

Such amazing colours though.
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Re: Wildlife Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby Sean_1977 » Tue 14 Jun, 2016 8:13 am

Found this scary/beautiful looking spider up top of Mount Bogong. Does anyone know what kind of spider it is ?

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Re: Wildlife Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby MickyB » Tue 14 Jun, 2016 3:26 pm

Welcome to the forum Sean_1977 :D . Not sure what type of spider it is. Try contacting Museum Victoria and ask them https://museumvictoria.com.au/discovery ... -question/
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Re: Wildlife Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby cajun » Tue 14 Jun, 2016 3:49 pm

Looks suspiciously like a Tarantula. He/She looks a reasonable size.
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Re: Wildlife Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby north-north-west » Tue 14 Jun, 2016 6:42 pm

It's probably just a funnelweb. Nothing to worry about . . .
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Re: Wildlife Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby Sean_1977 » Wed 15 Jun, 2016 8:37 am

MickyB wrote:Welcome to the forum Sean_1977 :D . Not sure what type of spider it is. Try contacting Museum Victoria and ask them https://museumvictoria.com.au/discovery ... -question/


Cheers MickyB...

I sent the picture to the link you gave me , be interesting to see what they say. Ill have many questions for them now , thanks for the link ...
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Re: Wildlife Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby Sean_1977 » Wed 15 Jun, 2016 8:43 am

cajun wrote:Looks suspiciously like a Tarantula. He/She looks a reasonable size.


Yeah was a good size... Was a bit scary knowing you could be sitting right on top of it.
We all know there are spiders around , but when you see one like this and its where everyone sits and camps , yukky ... :shock:
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Re: Wildlife Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby MickyB » Sun 19 Jun, 2016 7:52 pm

Sean_1977 wrote:
MickyB wrote:Welcome to the forum Sean_1977 :D . Not sure what type of spider it is. Try contacting Museum Victoria and ask them https://museumvictoria.com.au/discovery ... -question/


Cheers MickyB...

I sent the picture to the link you gave me , be interesting to see what they say. Ill have many questions for them now , thanks for the link ...


Did you get an answer from the Museum, Sean_1977? I'm wondering if it's a trapdoor spider.
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Re: Wildlife Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby danthewanderer » Wed 06 Jul, 2016 9:09 pm

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Saw heaps of these little slug things near Mt Huntley & Doubletop Mountain in Main Range NP Qld. Was a cloudy, misty, foggy type day.
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Re: Wildlife Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby Overlandman » Wed 06 Jul, 2016 9:48 pm

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Re: Wildlife Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby walk2wineries » Sat 09 Jul, 2016 3:32 pm

whynotwalk wrote:I saw this little guy last Saturday in a creek just 2km out of the centre of Hobart :shock: He was there again this morning, in plain sight, thrilling a young mum and her boy (and me, again!) The creek - officially a rivulet - runs beside a frequently used pedestrian/cycle track that leads to the city. Minutes before we had seen a strangely-coloured tiger snake beside the track. It's amazing what's out there when you start looking.

I've written more about it in my blog here http://www.naturescribe.com/2014/03/the-urban-platypus.html

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Stunned to see one in Cygnet in what I thought was a storm water drain adjacent the caravan park. Plastic trash everywhere, oil slick on the water.....
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Re: Wildlife Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby nevw » Sun 17 Jul, 2016 8:53 pm

This phone app is excellent for identifying fauna out on bushwalks. http://museumvictoria.com.au/apps/fieldguide
There is one for each state but not all species are adequately represented yet but more are being added.
Everything from animals, birds to sea snails and anemones are listed.
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Re: Wildlife Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby north-north-west » Tue 09 Aug, 2016 9:05 am

Some animals are special.

You expect to be overrun with wombats at Waterfall Valley, but seeing a quoll there is ultra cool.

And being overflown by a wedgie four days running (OK, staggering, given the snow and the weight of the pack) is every bit as good. :D
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Re: Wildlife Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby Washedover » Thu 15 Sep, 2016 1:50 pm

We were walking along the Bingie Dreaming Track and watching this eagle soar backwards and forwards above us. While we were watching the eagle, it turned out it was watching us too.
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Re: Wildlife Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby neilmny » Sat 08 Oct, 2016 5:50 am

King Parrot pair at Eildon National Park.

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Re: Wildlife Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby ofuros » Tue 18 Oct, 2016 6:10 pm

Female Lamington Cray (Euastacus Sulcatus).
While mooching down a creek in the Main Range NP, Qld. 8)

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Re: Wildlife Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby MickyB » Tue 18 Oct, 2016 8:41 pm

Nice find ofuros. How do you tell the male and female apart?
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Re: Wildlife Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby ofuros » Tue 18 Oct, 2016 8:55 pm

Two raised spots at the base of the middle/3rd set of legs make it a female.
Two raised spots at the base of the back set of legs make it a male.
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Re: Wildlife Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby north-north-west » Fri 21 Oct, 2016 9:11 am

Lotsa, lotsa birds - swamp harrier, striated fieldwren, grey fantail, orange-bellied parrot, beautiful firetail, etc etc etc
And a Tassie Tree Frog. Although it was in a puddle at the time . . .
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Re: Wildlife Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby peregrinator » Fri 21 Oct, 2016 12:27 pm

north-north-west wrote:Lotsa, lotsa birds - swamp harrier, striated fieldwren, grey fantail, orange-bellied parrot, beautiful firetail, etc etc etc
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Nice. I'm lotsa envious. All I saw was an unbeautious fire trail.
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Re: Wildlife Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby jimjim » Thu 27 Oct, 2016 7:33 pm

Mallee Fowl nest which looks active. Central Block of Little Desert NP.
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Re: Wildlife Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby Snowzone » Thu 03 Nov, 2016 10:26 am

This rather large Earthworm trying to escape the sodden ground. It was very interesting watching the striations through it's body as it moved. I wondered whether that was the food it was digesting or just normal colourings.
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Re: Wildlife Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby Graham51 » Sat 05 Nov, 2016 7:57 pm

I walked the Larapinta Trail in July and was surprised that we didn't see any mammals till the last day (day 14) but did see a fair few birds and lizards. The budgies were nesting as shown in thes photos.
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Re: Wildlife Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby MickyB » Sun 06 Nov, 2016 9:10 am

From a couple of short walks in Tassie last week.

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Re: Wildlife Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby Neo » Mon 14 Nov, 2016 12:41 pm

A land mullet about 50cm overall. Moved away from the path but paused to check me out. There is a turkey mound nearby and the bird circled around, the lizard hissed.

Later saw a more relaxed blue tongue and then a big lace monitor that decided to watch me from a tree.
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