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Wildlife in our area

(Note: I apologize for this being hard to read, I can't seem to find a color that works well on the background I picked for this one, so I lightened the background, but its still not perfect.)  


Since this is after all Australia, there is an abundance of wildlife, all of which is new and amazing to see.  Whiptail wallabies wander around our campus (they like our dorm best b/c they water the grass here everyday, so they come to the oasis to feed) and they are sooo cute and some have their little joeys which are adorable, and they just sit around and eat and watch you and you walk right by them like 10 ft away and they don't care.  You can see between 5-25 on pretty much any given day.  There are common ringtail possums that come out at night, and they are much cuter than the North American opposum, which isn't too surprising, since they aren't related at all.  We see an occasional skink (lizard), and geckos serenade everyone at night and wander through halls and rooms.  They are quite cute as well.  I saw my first snake and it was dark with a yellow belly (Toby said maybe a yellow-bellied black snake), but I'm not positive if that's what it was or not.  I'll be steering clear of any snakes, since like all of them are poisonous.  There are tons of cool birds here as well.  Its strange to hear and see what we think of as 'exotic' birds flying around in the wild everyday!  So far I've seen parrots, lorikeets, white cockatoos, kookaburras, ibis, myna, gala, Australian brush turkeys, magpie-larks, magpie, magpie geese, bush stone-curlews, and a cute little owl.  Insects are also different and we've seen some very pretty butterflies, green (butt) tree ants, and some other insects I don't know the names of.  There are also flying foxes (fruit eating bats) that are pretty big and fly around.  I think thats about it for wildlife for now...I'll get to the reef and such on a different part!





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a bug on my collage on my wall in my room

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green butt ants (green tree ants)

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more green butts

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a little skink on a wall outside

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a gecko on the wall in the hall

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an ibis out back

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wallaby w/ her young out back

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wallaby w/ her young out back

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wallaby w/ her young out back by the hanging laundry

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wallaby w/ her lounging young out back

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wallaby w/ her young out back

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wallaby w/ her young again out back

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same again

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wallaby out back w/ her approx. 1 yr old and her little joey in her pouch

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wallaby w/ young on other side of building

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common ringtail possum in tree outside my door


possum in tree again


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cute green tree frog wants a kiss from you!

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amy holding green tree frog

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isn't he cute?

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2 curlews very camouflaged laying across one another, looking out for their tiny baby

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green tree frog is back

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wallabies out back

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by no parking sign

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wallaby with baby

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i love wallabies

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could you tell?

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yeah, again.

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big beat up male in landscaping

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amy with rhinoceros beetles

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rhinoceros beetles

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several seagulls...look pretty much the same as seagulls anywhere to me

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cane toad...quite a notorious creature this bufo marinus

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sulphur-crested cockatoo

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more cockatoos

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rainbow lorikeets in tree...unfortunately cannot see their brilliant colours

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figbird in the tree

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gecko and dragonfly

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a giant fly

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koala in the tree

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giant moth

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masked lapwing (plover)

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more ibis

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skink...tricky to catch

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a cute skink peeking out of the shadow

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a huge walking stick

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wet kookaburra on electrical wires, somehow doesn't seem right

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kookaburra in tree outside my window

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kookaburra on fence in dark

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magpie lark

This background is another one of my pictures, and is of a mother whiptail wallaby out back of our dorm, with her approximately 1 yr old and her new little joey in her pouch.  

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