Wildlife watch!

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Re: Wildlife watch!

Postby ColinOldnCranky » Thu Oct 06, 2011 12:28 am

uglybob wrote:
Clubagreenie wrote:
Dobo wrote:Hey Mark Thats not a euphemism is it. It might be those same mad bitches that had a go at Brad the other day! :mrgreen:



Dobo , mate , if you met Mark ..built like a condom full of walnuts .. he would that pull more pussy than a Chinese Restaurant... the poodles were prob chasing the smell of pussy on him


i rode past this bloke the other day - is this mark?

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Re: Wildlife watch!

Postby Trepidious » Thu Oct 06, 2011 12:35 am

I had a 28/parrot fly into my chest on Birdwood Parade on Monday night (boom boom - no seriously, I just turned off the Avenue in Dalkeith up the hill from Steve's and was on said road). May have been related to the Rabobank jersey I was wearing, not sure if they're that attracted to the colour though.

As for bugs I copped a stack riding through Naturaliste Boulevard in Burns Beach on Sunday and from my motorbike riding experience around Joondalup Lake, Herdsman Lake and Bibra Lakde are just as fun.

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Re: Wildlife watch!

Postby Baalzamon » Thu Oct 06, 2011 12:48 am

Oh great now you made me not to want to commute to work!
I get mouthfuls of midgies around Yangebup lake on my return home from work IF I open my mouth....
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Re: Wildlife watch!

Postby rolandp » Thu Oct 06, 2011 2:58 am

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Taken this morning, just east of the Bell Tower. At least three, catching fish.

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Re: Wildlife watch!

Postby Aphexchefpusher » Thu Oct 06, 2011 10:18 am

MarkG wrote:Yeh .. It was at that point I was praying I wasn't allergic to bee stings!


I've twice had bees get stuck in my lid and sting me on the head! :shock: bugger me that's painful and it's pretty funny for any onlookers watching a cyclist have a near seizure as he tries to rip his lid off as quick as poss as well :lol:
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Re: Wildlife watch!

Postby Dobo » Thu Oct 06, 2011 11:30 am

Condon ful of walnuts! I like it LOL!!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Re: Wildlife watch!

Postby Pushy » Thu Oct 06, 2011 12:03 pm


Bet it wished I was on a bike. Could not find it and no damage to the car, so it may have survived.
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Re: Wildlife watch!

Postby Aushiker » Thu Oct 06, 2011 2:50 pm

rolandp wrote:Taken this morning, just east of the Bell Tower. At least three, catching fish.

Nice :)

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Re: Wildlife watch!

Postby Pushy » Sun Oct 09, 2011 2:51 am

Watch out for the seagulls near Burswood. This one needed a helping hand.
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Re: Wildlife watch!

Postby filpee » Tue Oct 11, 2011 1:08 pm

Not exactly local to WA but OUCH!!!

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Re: Wildlife watch!

Postby uglybob » Tue Oct 11, 2011 1:26 pm

Decided to contact Burswood Park about the swooping Wattlebird today - hopefully it gets removed sometime soon. I can get used to it buzzing and swooping the back of my head, however this morning it decided to dive-bomb me and aim at me head-on - didn't miss my head by much :? won't take much more & that bird will be causing a fair bit of damage when someone eventually comes off their bike!

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Re: Wildlife watch!

Postby northboy » Tue Oct 11, 2011 2:56 pm

got bombed by maggie near the roundabout on marmion ave and shenton road near Iluka this morning. Gave the helmet a good whack and scared the proverbial out of me whilst negotiating some traffic.

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Re: Wildlife watch!

Postby Dobo » Tue Oct 11, 2011 5:04 pm

Does anyone know how long the magpie swooping season lasts? It is getting quite tiresome as theredoesn't seem to be any way out of my place in Baldivis without getting attacked. Maybe some king of anti aircraft turret mounted on my helmet will solve the issue :D Although not very aero dynamic so I guess I'd have to paddle harder.
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Re: Wildlife watch!

Postby Aphexchefpusher » Tue Oct 11, 2011 6:37 pm

Headed south this morning on a return journey to safety bay road around 5am, got twatted in each eye by 2 humungous moths and nearly swallowed a bug the size of a bloody squash ball, god knows what it was :shock:.......so any of you needing extra protein at the mo' then between Rowley and Thomas is your spot :wink:
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Re: Wildlife watch!

Postby Dobo » Tue Oct 11, 2011 6:56 pm

Crunchy or chewy? Either way they're delicious!!. Wait til you go through the giant spider webs that span the path near mortimer and Mundijong roads. Freak me out man!!!
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Re: Wildlife watch!

Postby Aphexchefpusher » Tue Oct 11, 2011 7:13 pm

Dobo wrote:Crunchy or chewy? Either way they're delicious!!. Wait til you go through the giant spider webs that span the path near mortimer and Mundijong roads. Freak me out man!!!

Think the 3 guys going north had already copped those :D
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Re: Wildlife watch!

Postby Clubagreenie » Tue Oct 11, 2011 7:55 pm

Rode from home up the freeway till Anketell road and came across a really quick small black snake ... travel continued ... abait painfully to Farrington as the road works/ bike path works interupted a good ride ... up Murdoch , into Parry ave ... down a series of goat trails and so put in some good speed along Riverside .. 42km an hour whacko ... taken out by a rabbid Wattle bird into my chin ... Got to Atomic for a coffee break and the couple seated next to me asked if I had come off my bike as I had blood down my face ... yup it was mine too
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Re: Wildlife watch!

Postby trailgumby » Tue Oct 11, 2011 8:00 pm

Reminds me of last year's Back Yamma Big Foot and the kangaroos...

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Wildlife watch!

Postby Redbull » Tue Oct 11, 2011 11:09 pm

Dobo wrote:Does anyone know how long the magpie swooping season lasts? It is getting quite tiresome as theredoesn't seem to be any way out of my place in Baldivis without getting attacked. Maybe some king of anti aircraft turret mounted on my helmet will solve the issue :D Although not very aero dynamic so I guess I'd have to paddle harder.



Yeah they are getting bolder or more aggressive around there at the moment.

You need a faster canoe if you are going to paddle harder :).
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Re: Wildlife watch!

Postby Dobo » Tue Oct 11, 2011 11:30 pm

Perhaps that's where i'm going wrong I'm trying to paddle instead of peddle. Still a canoe on the head might offer more protection from the maggies. lol
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Re: Wildlife watch!

Postby chalkie » Wed Oct 12, 2011 12:03 am

Wildlife count on a loop around Denmark last week - a dozen or so rabbits, 3 foxes, 1 tiger snake, 1 dugite (it's still a bit cold down there), 2 goshawks, 3 roos. Nobody else.

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Re: Wildlife watch!

Postby sim-o » Tue Dec 20, 2011 8:55 pm

I saw a smallish brown snake (dugite or tiger snake?) about to cross the Freeway PSP near Reid Hwy this afternoon. It was the usual case of "oh look, a stick... wait... that's not a stick! :shock:". I was thankful that it was on the very edge of the path and I was flying by at 30kmh+.

I'm not surprised to see a snake in that area, considering the amount of bush and lakes around etc. Take care.
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Re: Wildlife watch!

Postby rider_1 » Wed Jan 11, 2012 1:06 pm

I saw kangaroo at canning dam road, a big one at Mills Road East, and a brown to gold color snake at mill road east...
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Re: Wildlife watch!

Postby chuckchunder » Wed Jan 11, 2012 3:29 pm

yeah saw lots of 'roos on the Audax Park Life ride on Saturday evening - between Jarrahdale and Pickering Brook mostly.

A couple scared the baby jeebus out of me on the high speed Walnut Rd descent just before Aldersyde, bouncing across the road at close quarters. I gather another rider collected one, rider and 'roo OK, but bike beyond riding........
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Re: Wildlife watch!

Postby ColinOldnCranky » Wed Jan 11, 2012 4:53 pm

Twice I happened upon a mongoose (mongeese?) in Mauritius in the last couple of weeks.

In the manner of a Norwegian Blue, arguably one may have actually been a non-mongoose.
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