Bird of the Week Challenge: 4th January - No birds! (other wildlife)

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Bird of the Week Challenge: 4th January - No birds! (other wildlife)

Happy New Year everybody!

 

Hope you are all refreshed and relaxed and I am sure many of you are back to work today. I am back officially next Monday but still around here if needed.

I was trying to get my holiday brain to think of a bird challenge for this week and I was struggling - so instead lets open it up to an off topic theme. Instead of photos of birds, lets see photos of any other wildlife EXCEPT birds!

 

 

rawshorty
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This would be my favorite non bird pic that i have.

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Shorty......Canon gear

Canberra

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timmo
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Wow, fantastic shot Shorty!

Cheers
Tim
Brisbane

timmo
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Not a great shot, as taken on my mobile phone, but it is non-birdy.

Cheers
Tim
Brisbane

Reflex
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Black-Fin Reef Shark from a trip to Heron Island in 2014.

Samford Valley Qld.

rawshorty
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Thanks Tim.

Playing peek-a-boo with an Echidna.

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Shorty......Canon gear

Canberra

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Water Dragon

LM

Reflex
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This butterfly landed close by whilst I was trying to photograph something else. By the state of its wings I'd say it was close to its use by date....

Samford Valley Qld.

rawshorty
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Wallaroo in flight.

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Shorty......Canon gear

Canberra

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dwatsonbb
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Anyone who has been around a while will know my hobbies are predominately animal rescue, now specialising in snakes, and fishing, so you won't be surprised if I pop in a few photos also containing a human element into this challenge. Most will be critters I have rescued or removed from harmful human involvement. The first a Tasmanian Devil (sarcophillus harrisii) not hurt, but an unwanted guest in a chicken house.

i bet most of you thought it was going to be a snake!

Dale Huonville, Tasmania

Reflex
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Yes I wouldn't want him in my chook pen. They always sound really cranky!

Horsefly.

Samford Valley Qld.

TheBirdLover
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Some gorgeous Fallow Deer...

M.M.

rawshorty
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Wallaby chillin'

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Shorty......Canon gear

Canberra

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teganb02
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Can they be pets? Other than birds, like dogs?

Tegan - Melbourne Vic.

rawshorty
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teganb02 wrote:

Can they be pets? Other than birds, like dogs?

Holly does state "Wildlife" but i don't care what is posted. Maybe wait for Holly to give the green light though.

Shorty......Canon gear

Canberra

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dwatsonbb
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Wombat removed from a veggie garden, landowner said it had been hit by a car, but nothing found, took 45 minutes to corner and catch. Had a full assessment, and was released nearby.

Dale Huonville, Tasmania

teganb02
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Rawshorty wrote: 

Holly did say wildlife but don't care what is posted. Maybe wait for Holly to give the green light though.

sounds fair enough, Holly is the boss!

Tegan - Melbourne Vic.

soakes
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This guy was in my back yard tonight

soakes
Olinda, Victoria, Australia

soakes
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...and I'm not sure this qualifies as wildlife...

soakes
Olinda, Victoria, Australia

Holly
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teganb02 wrote:

 

Can they be pets? Other than birds, like dogs?

 

Sorry I am a bit late!

 

Hmm - sure, lets see pets too Tegan :)

 

teganb02
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Thanks Holly! Here is my sweetie Maggie!

Tegan - Melbourne Vic.

dwatsonbb
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Thanks Holly, was going to post this one, but technically I is a pet. You may have seen other photos of this snake I rescued a few weeks ago from a lady's back yard. Well my son runs a Facebook called Reptile Awareness Tasmania. He posted photos of this girl, turns out she escaped from an enclosure near where she was caught. A captive bred Tasmanian Tiger snake, (notechus scutatus). She has now been returned to her rightful owner. A lovely girl, pleasant to handle and good looking to boot.

Dale Huonville, Tasmania

timmo
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One of my faves from a while back at the Bunya Mtns.

Cheers
Tim
Brisbane

timmo
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Awesome, soakes! How lucky are you? (in response to the Echidna shot)

Cheers
Tim
Brisbane

rawshorty
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Big Salty in the Annan River.

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Shorty......Canon gear

Canberra

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Haliaeetus-23

Blue-tongued Lizard (would have been great to take a photo with his tongue flicking out)

Haliaeetus-23

Photographed in the creek at the end of my backyard! :)

Cool pics everyone!

rawshorty
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Seal at Narooma.

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Shorty......Canon gear

Canberra

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teganb02
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Golden Orb Weaver, I think

Tegan - Melbourne Vic.

rawshorty
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Shorty......Canon gear

Canberra

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Reflex
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15KG Dolphin Fish or "Mahi Mahi" about to meet the gaff!

Samford Valley Qld.

teganb02
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That is a nice photo Reflex, any idea why the Dolphin Fish has such an odd blunt head? 

Tegan - Melbourne Vic.

rawshorty
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Reflex wrote:

15KG Dolphin Fish or "Mahi Mahi" about to meet the gaff!

Not just a great looking fish, but very tasty :)

Shorty......Canon gear

Canberra

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teganb02
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Huh, I didn't know they were a fish you ate?

Tegan - Melbourne Vic.

rawshorty
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Shorty......Canon gear

Canberra

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Reflex
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teganb02 wrote:

That is a nice photo Reflex, any idea why the Dolphin Fish has such an odd blunt head? 

 Because it is a male fish or a "Bull" as they are known. The female has a more streamlined head.Stunning fish and it's adrenalin that makes the fish "light up" once they are brought on board they change to a dull grey colour, within a few minutes. Marlin and Sailfish do the same.

Samford Valley Qld.

rawshorty
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teganb02 wrote:

Huh, I didn't know they were a fish you ate?

Don't be fooled by the name, they are not a dolphin :)

Shorty......Canon gear

Canberra

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TheBirdLover
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Another photo of a Fallow Deer... this time of a fawn.

M.M.

teganb02
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Rawshorty wrote: 

Don't be fooled by the name, they are not a dolphin :) 

haha I knew that Shorty, they just look to pretty to eat!, I guess their name is like 'whale shark' not a whale, but a shark.

Tegan - Melbourne Vic.

Reflex
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Mictyris longicarpus, the light-blue soldier crab.......

Samford Valley Qld.

Haliaeetus-23

St Andrew's Cross Spider

teganb02
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Eastern or Robust Striped Skink (Ctenotus robustus)

Tegan - Melbourne Vic.

Reflex
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Dale will like this photograph. Morelia spilota or Carpet Python and harmless to humans.......but I still keep my distance.

Samford Valley Qld.

dwatsonbb
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Thanks Reflex, a beautiful photo. Anything scaly I just adore, snakes, lizards, and fish.

This is an old phot photo I have dragged up. Snake in the centre is a Lowlands Copperhead (austrelaps superbus) a Tasmanian Tiger (notechus scutatus) has him surrounded!

If the sizes were reversed, it is highly likely the copperhead would have the tiger for dinner!

Dale Huonville, Tasmania

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