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Postby Catch-up » Wed Nov 07, 2012 1:14 pm

The video... holy crap! :shock: I'm not too bothered by spiders, but we don't have to face anything like that here.

AuntyVague wrote:Just think of them as Australian squirrels. After all, they're big and furry and they scamper about really quickly. What more could you want :D


And this is exactly how Ava would see it. She would happily scoop one of them up and let it run around on her. If there's a spider in the house that needs relocating, she gets the job.

Eric, cute crab! :D Is that you holding it?
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Postby cheery_j. » Wed Nov 07, 2012 4:43 pm

@Aunty: bushy tails!

@Eric: That's not a spider crab. THAT'S a spider crab!

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Postby jaznbonnie » Wed Nov 07, 2012 8:49 pm

OMG Jules! :scared-yipes: I'd hate to meet that in a dark alley at night.
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Postby The Mad Collector » Wed Nov 07, 2012 9:10 pm

jaznbonnie wrote:OMG Jules! :scared-yipes: I'd hate to meet that in a dark alley at night.


Well try this then :shock:

One of those? Oh I'm sure I have one somewhere..

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Postby Catch-up » Wed Nov 07, 2012 10:12 pm

"It's not a good time to cough." :?
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Postby Who's Wee Dug » Thu Nov 08, 2012 1:52 am

Catch-up wrote:"It's not a good time to cough." :?
Is that because of the pants changing colour. :lol:
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Postby eric » Thu Nov 08, 2012 9:41 am

Catch-up - Yep, that's my hand. But they are the most timid and harmless of crabs, not like the things that can take you hand off in Northern Australia or the giant crabs a bit further south.

cheery_j. - I see what you are saying, it is a very big crab, but also kind of dead. Not like mine that was trying to have a go at me in six inches of water just a few hundred metres from where I once hooked a Great White Shark. It could have easily nipped my toes.
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Postby eric » Thu Nov 08, 2012 9:55 am

That reminds me.

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Postby RSoak » Thu Nov 08, 2012 1:57 pm

Hey...just taking the trash outwhatthe_inghellisthat!?!?!?

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Coconut crab. While they're very large, I think that's also an undersized trash can.
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Postby Bouncy Castle » Thu Nov 08, 2012 3:03 pm

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Postby cheery_j. » Thu Nov 08, 2012 4:43 pm

eric wrote:cheery_j. - I see what you are saying, it is a very big crab, but also kind of dead.


Well, I had hoped you might not notice... ;)

eric wrote: Not like mine that was trying to have a go at me in six inches of water just a few hundred metres from where I once hooked a Great White Shark. It could have easily nipped my toes.


You certainly want to make sure we don't turn up at your house unexpectedly, don't you? ;)
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Postby AuntyVague » Sat Nov 24, 2012 10:37 am

This is a Greengrocer cicada I found in the back yard. It was trying to mind it's own business, but a sparrow only a tiny bit bigger than the cicada itself fancied trying to eat it for breakfast, so my attention was drawn by the furious flapping of wings by both parties.
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Postby Mycroft Vimes » Sat Nov 24, 2012 11:18 am

Love it,nice picture!
Would love to hear them sometimes(probably not in my backyard though,might make me view them as slightly less endearing,i highly suspect ;) ) and maybe play with one for a sec or two(see from 3.00) :) :


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Postby AuntyVague » Sat Nov 24, 2012 11:33 am

Great video Mycroft, but we don't get them in anything like those numbers here so your ears would be pretty safe! Ours don't sound quite as mournful as those either and to me their chirruping is the sound that lets you know summer has arrived :)
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Postby KingCarrot » Sat Nov 24, 2012 2:11 pm

AuntyVague wrote:This is a Greengrocer cicada I found in the back yard. It was trying to mind it's own business, but a sparrow only a tiny bit bigger than the cicada itself fancied trying to eat it for breakfast, so my attention was drawn by the furious flapping of wings by both parties.
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