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Apr 10, 2014
03:57 pm

I think I saw a sugar glider in the tree at the bottom of Wallum Froglet last night. Does anyone know if they exist in Cornubia forest? Or was it a baby possum in disguise?

 
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Apr 15, 2014
12:47 pm

I saw a koala at Ironbark the other day.. It crossed the trail right in front of me and then casually climbed up a tree next to the trail.. Tried to snap some pics but it was 5.40am or so and bit dark for anything on the camera phone to turn out good.

 
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Apr 15, 2014
01:34 pm

Seems there is a few around at the moment. A few pics I took recently.

Koala, corner Old Northern Rd and Collins Rd. Bit hard to see.


Plus a big ar$e echidna over near Farm Rd.

 
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Apr 15, 2014
07:25 pm

Not on a ride, but just up the road from the bottom of Wallem Froglet at Cornubia. i.e. our backyard.

 
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Apr 23, 2014
07:14 pm

Saw this critter on Koala Trail at DH this arv.

 
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Apr 23, 2014
08:53 pm

Here's my Blue Tongue encounter from a few weeks back....

✎ Apr 23, 2014 09:30 pm  
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Apr 24, 2014
08:35 am

could have got it off the track instead of just tormenting it

 
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Apr 24, 2014
02:51 pm

Quote: valierm

could have got it off the track instead of just tormenting it

He soon scuttled off the track as soon as I turned around. 09allgood

✎ Apr 24, 2014 02:53 pm  
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Apr 24, 2014
03:35 pm

Should try getting bitten by one ,like slamming you finger in a car door .Awsome jaw pressure for crushing snails, their favorite food. They go mad for them.

 
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Apr 25, 2014
06:58 pm

Quote: JoelFitz

I saw a koala at Ironbark the other day.. It crossed the trail right in front of me and then casually climbed up a tree next to the trail.. Tried to snap some pics but it was 5.40am or so and bit dark for anything on the camera phone to turn out good.

I saw a koala on creek track at bunya. It too was sllooowwwlllyyy walking across the track at about 5:30. It ambled up a tree and stopped about head high and looked at me. I took out my iPhone and snapped off a picccy. WHAM off went the flash and froze the poor bugger. My eyes were sparkling and i reckon that koala couldn't see anything for about 10min (I felt like sh1t too. Didnt mean for the flash to go off). The piccy was no good either, too overexposed. Took another without the flash and left him too it. The daughter was excited that daddy saw a koala.

09photo

 
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Jun 10, 2014
09:58 pm

Almost ran over this little critter the other day on South Boundary rd.

Riding into the sun, foggy sweaty glasses and dodgy eye sight meant I got within 2 or 3m before realising it wasn't a stick. Nearly shat myself!

.......and It didn't move. Even after spending 5mins grabbing some pics and carefully keeping my distance when passing it, it still just layed motionless.

According to the local herpetologist (ggogle) it may have been a common death adder(?)

Paid a bit more attention to the track on the way home.

 
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Jun 10, 2014
10:15 pm

Nice death adder!!!!

 
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Jun 11, 2014
07:04 am

wow you are actually lucky to have seen that. Never seen one myself, despite living in a "death adder friendly" zone. I think I am kind of lucky too.

 
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Jun 11, 2014
08:18 am

Gorgeous. She looks well fed too!

 
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Jun 11, 2014
11:21 am

That is a good find very nice, I have been told that they are there but never seen one myself was told by a park ranger that they are mainly nocturnal. They know they are at the top of the food chain, they slither along slow but their strike rate to bite is very very fast.

 
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Jun 11, 2014
11:32 pm

Nocturnal? Oh great. This time of year I run on that trail (and other in the area) at night quite regularly. I saw an echidna at gap creek one night last week.

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Jun 12, 2014
01:11 pm

Ironbark trail 10 days ago .Enormous Yellow Tailed Black ***atoo-landed about 1 metre away - almost on top of my bike . Too quick for the photo opportunity alas!

 
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Jun 17, 2016
07:14 pm

Anyone seen any glossy black ***atoos at daisy hill? Sometimes see them near the gate at neville lawrie near the quarry.

Keen to see if there have been any other sightings for the birding days this year.

http://www.glossyblack.org.au/correct_id.html

 
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May 10, 2017
08:42 am

A bear?

http://dangerousminds.net/comments/really_scary_helmet_cam_footage_of_a_bear_charging_mountain_bikers


 
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May 10, 2017
09:20 am

That would be a real heart starter! I've chase a fat wombat down a trail once.