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Kookaburras(a bird that looks a bit like a Kingfisher) Scout kill snakes mate!they have a call that sounds like someone laughing!I have a sneaky suspicion another bird called a Magpie(it's a bit smaller than a crow with similar features but black and white!they luv meat)you see some funny and educating things living in Rural Australia!I have seen quite a few times teaming up together(like a WW2 squadron)diving and attacking Foxes as these native animal killers move across our land(another great product(fox)the Pomms entered into Australia),they also dive bomb anyone near their nest in mating season of often leading to holes in your head
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For the 'Mericans, Australian magpies are like twice the size our magpies...

They also have bats about the size of hawks and falcons that come out at dusk. It's absolutely bizarre.

Tons of birds to see down there even in the city limits These White Ibis are plentiful


& exotics to us like cockatoos are free to forage on their own and roost in peoples houses
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It's really needed as we have had a really wet Winter and grass/grasses are very long and with bushfire season on the doorstep keeping everything trimmed! and fire prevention as in trees felled near houses!land cleared land can save your life!our dams are overflowing atm(1 at the rear of property and 1 80 meters from our house)I have a petrol high pressure fire pump next to this dam with hose ready to go!
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View looking North with main dam and pump in the background!we back onto State forest/bush
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Yes Aussies have guns. Heavily regulated thanks to John Howard and his little trick in Tas.
There though are now more guns in circulation than prior to that incident. Not allowed semis though and pistols are mag restricted and with storage laws to boot.

Have a gun in Aus and you have no private property rights. Police can come in any time to check you and them out.

BTW, many here in Finland to but moose hunting season over ))
Now Winter has arrived and with force, lots of snow and minus 10+ degrees C.
It's going to be a long and cold one I think.
Summer days a long but the winter has to be the worst. Winter bothers me and I'm at 37 degrees. Kinda wish that was a great country on the equator.
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Kookaburras(a bird that looks a bit like a Kingfisher) Scout kill snakes mate!they have a call that sounds like someone laughing!I have a sneaky suspicion another bird called a Magpie(it's a bit smaller than a crow with similar features but black and white!they luv meat)you see some funny and educating things living in Rural Australia!I have seen quite a few times teaming up together(like a WW2 squadron)diving and attacking Foxes as these native animal killers move across our land(another great product(fox)the Pomms entered into Australia),they also dive bomb anyone near their nest in mating season of often leading to holes in your head
Kooka's I know but thx for the info that they go after snakes and I guess browns. We have the mags here and also black/white but with long tails. Not many.
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View looking North with main dam and pump in the background!we back onto State forest/bush
the 4x4 post is for what? How many acres you have? The first thing I notice is how flat as I'm always looking at layers of hills.
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It's really needed as we have had a really wet Winter and grass/grasses are very long and with bushfire season on the doorstep keeping everything trimmed! and fire prevention as in trees felled near houses!land cleared land can save your life!our dams are overflowing atm(1 at the rear of property and 1 80 meters from our house)I have a petrol high pressure fire pump next to this dam with hose ready to go!
I had a garden tractor on a few properties back. Kohler 18 hp engine with three blades and was bullet proof. Sears Craftsman if I recall. BUT the best mover but not a mower was my ASV RC30 with 4/1 bucket, rock bit augur and a hoe. Had it on a steep situation but never tipped over but also had a 7000 pound winch on it just in case and had that wince in a portable receiver cradle so it also fit on the truck just in case I needed the truck to haul it up. lol. Used the winch but mostly in the snow when the RC got stuck. Plenty of trees. That thing ripped fire breaks in no time. I think Caterpillar bought them out a few years back.
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For the 'Mericans, Australian magpies are like twice the size our magpies...

They also have bats about the size of hawks and falcons that come out at dusk. It's absolutely bizarre.

Tons of birds to see down there even in the city limits These White Ibis are plentiful


& exotics to us like cockatoos are free to forage on their own and roost in peoples houses
Cocketeils but with wing patches?
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