A Small Diversion – Random Animal Shots From Rockhampton

The following images follow no particular order & gave no purpose other than to give you a small diversion from floods, cyclones, revolutions & other world issues.

Back when we got stranded at Hedlow Creek, we came across a floating nest…


Black Swan Nest, Lake Mary CQ Australia

Black Swan Nest, Lake Mary CQ Australia



On closer inspection (not too close of course), we counted half a dozen eggs. I’d never realised how big Swan eggs were.



Black Swan Nest Close View

Black Swan Nest Close View Lake Mary CQ Aust.



We worked out that the nest had most likely blown from the marsh bed in the distance. The pair were hanging over there. We left so they could head back to their charges.


Black Swans on Lake Mary Nov 2010

Black Swans on Lake Mary Nov 2010




Black Swans on Lake Mary Nov 2010

Black Swans on Lake Mary Nov 2010



This is two parts of a Freshwater Crocodile. Both parts won’t generally harm you, cause Freshies are usually shy. Except at Croc farm feeding displays. Then they act remarkably like rabid, starving Pit Bulls.










Jack the Dog is a cattle dog. Can’t you tell by his Ninja like Cattle grid balancing?


Jack the dog walking across Cattle grid

Jack the dog walking across a Cattle grid. I haz balance?



Lastly for this little interlude of nothing in particular, this image explains why Aussies are like they are. We’re influenced by the wildlife


Kangaroo being Australian

It's Australia. We Do This





  1. twistyman said,

    January 30, 2011 at 11:16 pm

    When all around you crumbles…watch the animals….
    they know….

    morning Tina…Brad..

    • Tina said,

      January 31, 2011 at 9:35 pm

      Evening Twisty. Didn’t get around to getting on-line at all today (see following comment to GOF).

      I was watching the birds down near the lagoon for a bit today, they all seemed very lively. I was wondering if it was because they were happy that the flood is gone, or maybe because of the storm coming… they did look kind of hurried, like they were preparing. And Jack doesn’t like storms. I’m kinda expecting him to whine until we let him sleep under the car. I’ll be keeping an eye on him, that’s for sure.

      Ok, my friend. I think you can worry just a little bit about the next one coming… Cyclone Yasi. Anthony was a baby, but Yasi… she looks like I feel when some old lady with purple hair pisses me off at the supermarket at that time of month 😉 Big storm… there’s going to be a few places along the coast that will cop a bit of a hammering from her, I think… us included. We’re lucky enough to be 50k inland though, not that this will help much if she heads right for us.

      Having said that… don’t worry about us 😎 We’ll keep in touch, I promise.

      Take care, Cuz xx

  2. GOF said,

    January 31, 2011 at 6:55 am

    Being like your kangaroo would be nice….except with this monster cyclone approaching I think I had best do some tidying up today. 🙂

    • Tina said,

      January 31, 2011 at 9:55 pm

      Managed to do a bit of tidying up myself today GOF. Just the basic. Things are tidy and won’t go flying around, at least. Gonna grab some gaffa tape tomorrow, got some big windows here. She’s a scary beast, hey? At the moment, BOM has a watch out from Cooktown to Yeppoon. Saw a graphic in The Morning Bulletin http://www.themorningbulletin.com.au/ today that I hope was photo-shopped… unfortunately I doubt it is. If Yasi still looks like this when she gets here we’ll get intense rain (and I mean it’ll ‘absolutely piss down’) for a solid 1500km stretch of the coastline… and for at least 2 or 3 days. That’s a lot of water that we don’t need. We should all cross our fingers that she rains out before she gets here.

      Nonetheless… make sure you batten down those hatches well, my friend. There’s another river coming. We don’t want anything valuable floating down your hill… especially not you guys. Keep your heads down and take care… and stay in touch if you can. Our love to Mrs GOF. 😎

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