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The Quenda (or Southern Brown Bandicoot, Isoodon obesulus) is a small marsupial of the South-West of Western Australia, and other pockets around the coast of Australia.

Under threat from clearing and feral animals (due to both predation and competition for food), it was very unexpected to see one on the edge of the CBD, in Queen Victoria Gardens in Claisebrook. It was even more unexpected to see it in the middle of the day, right next to the main walk-path! 

They are listed as Endangered in Australia.

Cut for size )

Random birdies at the feeder

Jun. 25th, 2017 01:28 pm
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I took these a while ago and kept forgetting to post them. Just some more photos of birds on our balcony, including a new set we hadn't seen before.

We'd been seeing one redwing blackbird for a while but later it was joined by a second one. Or possibly these were two entirely different birds given their more colorful markings

Saturday Social Post

Jun. 24th, 2017 04:40 pm
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Hello, television viewers! Welcome to the weekend!
Feel free to talk about any TV-topic you want, below is an optional texty to use.

Name
What TV have you been watching?
What TV character is your favorite? Why?
What hobbies besides TV have kept you entertained lately?


(no subject)

Jun. 23rd, 2017 08:51 pm
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I hope it's alright for me to post this here.

Butterflies!

Jun. 23rd, 2017 08:52 am
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When I was at the botanical garden, I went into the glasshouse this time to look at the butterflies. I must have timed it right near a release because there were butterflies galore. One rested in my hair for awhile, and I got one to sit on my hand, too. I wanted to share a few of the pictures I took. I hope you like them! :D

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More butterflies )
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AKA pimp your independent comics to me, plz. :D

New Comic Book Day: June 21, 2017

Jun. 21st, 2017 02:49 am
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This post is for discussion and reviews of new comics for the week of June 21! Feel free to start threads for anything you've just read, want to read, or are curious about.

Here there be spoilers. Read at your own risk.

Parkour!

Jun. 19th, 2017 07:20 pm
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Sadly, I didn't have a phone on hand to try to get a photo.

But I just found out that a startled fox on a London balcony will, if feeling cornered, drop two storeys onto the top of a garden wall, bounce off that onto the ground, land with somewhat less dignity than it had intended but apparently without injury, and trot off hurriedly.

In my defense, I really didn't mean to make the fox feel cornered; it's just that my immediate, automatic response to "unexpected furry cat-sized creature" is "stay still, make crooning noises at it, try to edge a bit closer." Had I fled, it would have been able to go round to the other side of the balcony, where you only have to drop down half a storey to an adjacent roof.

ETA: I can't help noticing that there is a very well-chewed yellow foam ball on my balcony, which I did not put there.

Also, by way of apology, I have left a dish of water out on the balcony, because it is a heatwave.

Ducklings

Jun. 19th, 2017 02:08 pm
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Ducklings!
[Two ducklings, one facing the camera and one showing us its fluffy backside.]

Someone left the top gate on our canal lock open today and these two plus their four siblings got stuck at the far end of the lock next to the closed gate. They couldn't scramble out to meet their momma standing on the lock edge. I went out to chivvy her back toward the open gate, and luckily the ducklings trapped in the lock followed her all the way out the gate, which I shut behind them. All seem to be okay if a little peeved with me, and I can take it!

Comedy

Jun. 18th, 2017 03:06 pm
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Do you smile when someone mentions The Big Bang Theory? Do you have fond memories of Friends? Can you quote Seinfeld? Do you think Barney Stinson has style? Do you have a slight crush on Leslie Knope?

Basically, is comedy TV your jam?
If so, tell us about your favorites!

- What is your favorite currently airing comedy?
- Favorite canceled comedy?
- What do you think would be the most binge-watchable comedy?
- What do you like best about comedies?
- Share a funny scene or favorite quote or gif

(of course pick and choose which questions you answer)
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Hi everyone!

I'm a sysadmin from Perth (Western Australia), and keen photographer. I rarely manage to get out of the metropolitan area, but we have a wonderful variety of wildlife right on our doorsteps.

For example...
Hirundo neoxena, or Welcome Swallow, shot at a jetty on the Swan River, just a couple of minutes' walk from my office, and taken during my lunch break.
Cut for size )

You can also find me on G+ - where I have a collection dedicated to nature - https://plus.google.com/u/0/collection/IauoY - including many of my better shots.

Nowhere, Santa Clara | Yves Olade

Jun. 16th, 2017 07:06 pm
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I crawled out through the hotel window,
and lay slaughtered on the roof, thinking:

Nothing is beautiful here: even the thousand
suns struggle to provoke a light of healing
rather than scorching. I felt the gold cut
through me and cauterise the wound. half-
finished and aching, I was a dangerous thing
—an injured animal still hunting. Birds
flinched from my hands and flowers
withered into kindling. My own blood
refused to run through my fingers. I was
incessant, perpetual—running barefoot
through the woods towards the creaking
heart of my body. Only rain came out to
greet me as it struck the undergrowth
with an open palm. I ran like a bush fire
was chasing. Salt settled into the ground
behind me, and the pulse of the earth
stuttered and was slowing.

New Comic Book Day: June 14, 2017

Jun. 14th, 2017 11:21 am
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This post is for discussion and reviews of new comics for the week of June 14! Feel free to start threads for anything you've just read, want to read, or are curious about.

Here there be spoilers. Read at your own risk.

First!

Jun. 14th, 2017 10:23 am
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Hello and welcome to Comics Roundtable, a brand-new fannish community for comics discussion, reviews, and general chat. Feel free to introduce yourself here and help us build our rules and guidelines from the ground up.

Ground rules )

Content guidelines )
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