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 Post subject: Re: welcome wildlife
PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2012 7:17 pm 
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Gwenda the Quenda comes regularly to sneak a bit of poultry pellets!!


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 Post subject: Re: welcome wildlife
PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2012 9:43 pm 
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Wow that is a really great photo! How awesome to have a resident quenda. I see them fairly often around Busselton. They are funny little creatures and quite often you can get very close before they run off. Probably not a good thing though as they are quite susceptable to predation by foxes and cats.

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 Post subject: Re: welcome wildlife
PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2012 12:01 pm 
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It sure is lovely to have them around, they are real characters too, and I agree, perhaps not afraid enough.....

We had a 3am visitor the other morning.....
After hearing a bang and crash, found this possum hanging on to the aluminium living door frame. It had obviously been wandering around under the verandah roof and collected a few cobwebs along the way!
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 Post subject: Re: welcome wildlife
PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2012 7:30 pm 
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You guys get all the fun :joy:
Have you caught that pesky fox yet :scared2:

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 Post subject: Re: welcome wildlife
PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2012 10:47 pm 
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No, not yet, but we think we know where it lives! We found a big 'home'- not sure if it is rabbits or foxes, but we filled it all in anyway. Fingers crossed!

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 Post subject: Re: welcome wildlife
PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2012 9:34 am 
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Well, the possum has taken up residence in the workshop.....making itself quite at home!
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Hanging in there until the dogs come inside for the evening!

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 Post subject: Re: welcome wildlife
PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2012 1:21 pm 
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one good thing about living in south lake - plenty of birds


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 Post subject: Re: welcome wildlife
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Beautiful! We love having birds around too, and are getting more of a variety as we have created more sanctuary areas.
Today we had this gorgeous goanna visit! It seems to be a Southern heath monitor or Rosenbergs goanna. We felt quite honoured!


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 Post subject: Re: welcome wildlife
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Nice shot Peasants! We used to call em Racehorse goanna or bungarra.

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We first thought it may have been a bungarra, but our reptile book has them as two different species of goanna, and the markings on this one are different to the picture of the bungarra............either way we are happy!!

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 Post subject: Re: welcome wildlife
PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2013 12:58 pm 
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Love the lizzy Pictures.

I have a soft spot for the Western Bearded Dragon. My son briefly kept them in a terrariumwhen he worked for his Auntie at Pet Magic. He earned a certificate for keeping them (from CALM). (They were later released back into the wild. )

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Found another (or it could be the same one) large scorpian the other day.

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More excitingly a family of blue wrens have moved into our native plant garden, they are too small and quick for me to photograph but the lead male is such a beautiful vivid blue it is great to see them flitting from bush to bush. Just goes to show that if you revegitate farmland with native flowering plants it doesn't take long for the wild life to return, I think my cat trap has assisted the native animals ability to recolonise the area too.

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 Post subject: Re: welcome wildlife
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Build it and they will come Simo.

That is a good sized scorpion and would surely give a nasty sting if you didn't see it first.

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 Post subject: Re: welcome wildlife
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Great pic- great news about the wrens too! They are just an amazing blue!

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 Post subject: Re: welcome wildlife
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Build it and they will come Simo.


With all the spiders, lizards, birds, frogs, hornets and scorpions around my place now days I have also notice a dramatic drop in insect damage to my veggies. We have a hornets nest on the front door where I counted 26 separate chambers, thats 26 fewer catapillars on my plants and just from one hornet!

I think my next project is to build a bat habitat to encorage them to move into the area and make a dent in the night time flying insect population.

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