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SonOfTheExiles
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Post by SonOfTheExiles » February 2nd, 2018, 9:02 pm

They let me approach to within 2 or 3 metres before moving off.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4F3nO28MFxo&list=PLJCZ8EFJdBMaRawjmBGWY-XZDMtndd2eE&index=4


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Post by mightyfelix » February 2nd, 2018, 9:55 pm

Pretty cool!

What was that call at about 0:25? Do you know?

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Post by SonOfTheExiles » February 2nd, 2018, 10:36 pm

I'm not entirely sure what that bird is.

You might find it on this free app. A few of the bird entries have sound files. https://australianmuseum.net.au/field-guide-to-nsw-fauna-mobile-app


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Post by mightyfelix » February 3rd, 2018, 12:00 am

You mean you Aussies aren't born knowing all the ways of the wild??? :shock: I thought everyone there had to complete a mandatory walkabout and learn the names and habits of all the various creatures, or something.

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Post by SonOfTheExiles » February 3rd, 2018, 12:13 am

"I thought everyone there had to complete a mandatory walkabout and learn the names and habits of all the various creatures, or something."

Unnecessary. They come to us: http://www.news.com.au/national/nsw-act/police-chase-rogue-roo-over-harbour-bridge/news-story/e3e7bf634b541462c2eecc88348005d0
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Post by annise » February 3rd, 2018, 2:43 am

Looked like a wallaby to me, it and the one swimming in the harbour ?
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Post by Piotrek81 » February 3rd, 2018, 3:36 am

That article though :D
When police arrived the wallaby refused to obey directions and initially evaded police. A short pursuit then occurred
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Dr Vogelnest told The Daily Telegraph he didn’t think the unnamed wallaby would get fined for not having an e-tag on the bridge, but thought he deserved a medal for surviving
It’s been contained by police, my guess is they’ll be fining it for failing to pay the toll,”
Also, what's an e-tag?
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Post by annise » February 3rd, 2018, 4:06 am

The bridge is a toll bridge - it used to have toll gates and you had to drop money to get through , but now you have E tags - and it's all done electronically.
Its a little thing you stick on the windsceen and it goes bip when you go under the "gates" . They are probably called different things other places.

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Post by VfkaBT » February 5th, 2018, 8:26 am

Its a little thing you stick on the windsceen and it goes bip when you go under the "gates" . They are probably called different things other places.
In the Tampa Bay area, it's called a SunPass . ;)
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Post by mightyfelix » February 5th, 2018, 11:43 pm

It's called TexTag here... Because, you know... Texas. Has to name everything after itself. :roll:

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Post by annise » February 5th, 2018, 11:54 pm

Well a Vic-Tag or a Tas-Tag would be possible - but you couln't expect a Wallaby to carry a NSW-Tag in her pouch, and where would the boys carry it ?

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Post by SonOfTheExiles » February 6th, 2018, 12:57 pm

mightyfelix wrote:
February 5th, 2018, 11:43 pm
It's called TexTag here... Because, you know... Texas. Has to name everything after itself. :roll:
Well, it’s either that, or name it after that “U.S.A” region beyond the Lone Star State’s border. What’s that stand for again? The United Suburbs of Amarillo, right? :wink:


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Post by mightyfelix » February 6th, 2018, 1:27 pm

SonOfTheExiles wrote:
February 6th, 2018, 12:57 pm
mightyfelix wrote:
February 5th, 2018, 11:43 pm
It's called TexTag here... Because, you know... Texas. Has to name everything after itself. :roll:
Well, it’s either that, or name it after that “U.S.A” region beyond the Lone Star State’s border. What’s that stand for again? The United Suburbs of Amarillo, right? :wink:


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Post by watekinslet » February 13th, 2018, 6:00 am

Yeah, kangaroos are surprisingly friendly around humans... I think the red kangaroo is quite ugly, but other breeds are very cute and nice.

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