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Welcome!
Sydney here, though today I'm in Denman
Yourself?
Ilive waaaaaaaaaaaay over here, in gods country , land of pines and firs, Manzanita and Yucca, Brown Bears, Cougars, and Bobcats.The Sierra Mountains, Death Valley Lake Tahoe, Bakersfield and El Centro.
California rattlesnake species include the northern Pacific rattlesnake (in northern California), and the Western Diamondback, Sidewinder, Speckled rattlesnake, Red Diamond rattlesnake, Southern Pacific, Great Basin rattlesnake and the Mojave rattlesnake (all found in Southern California).
Home of the Melvins, Neurosis, Flipper and many others.
The San Francisco East Bay is home to me
I have a penchant for the venomous among us and as you know OZ has a nice assortment of those spiky Critters. Which I appreciate (at a distance). 7,419 mi / 7,594 Kilometer

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Ilive waaaaaaaaaaaay over here, in gods country , land of pines and firs, Manzanita and Yucca, Brown Bears, Cougars, and Bobcats.The Sierra Mountains, Death Valley Lake Tahoe, Bakersfield and El Centro.
California rattlesnake species include the northern Pacific rattlesnake (in northern California), and the Western Diamondback, Sidewinder, Speckled rattlesnake, Red Diamond rattlesnake, Southern Pacific, Great Basin rattlesnake and the Mojave rattlesnake (all found in Southern California).
Home of the Melvins, Neurosis, Flipper and many others.
The San Francisco East Bay is home to me
I have a penchant for the venomous among us and as you know OZ has a nice assortment of those spiky Critters. Which I appreciate (at a distance). 7,419 mi / 7,594 Kilometer
Hehe, you can keep the bears, cougars and bobcats, thanks!

I present the Aussie possum vs American possum. Aussie possums can still make a terrifying racket in your wall, no matter how cute.
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Your experience with the electric guitar is pretty much like mine. I kept playing acoustic until the right electric guitar fell on my hands.
Oh, and that's a SWEET Tele there. I know I'm a fool for white Telecasters myself! :)
I went the other route , I bought every lefty guitar I could till I found the 23 that suite me best LOL
 

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welcome to the site , where every one has n opinion and no one care.. Just joking , some of the smartest people I have had the pleasure to converse with , most knowledge and expertise available for the asking!
and a fun place to practice your typing skills!
welcome from Kamloops B.C.

and yes us guys love guitar porn the more pics the better!
 

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Ilive waaaaaaaaaaaay over here, in gods country , land of pines and firs, Manzanita and Yucca, Brown Bears, Cougars, and Bobcats.The Sierra Mountains, Death Valley Lake Tahoe, Bakersfield and El Centro.
California rattlesnake species include the northern Pacific rattlesnake (in northern California), and the Western Diamondback, Sidewinder, Speckled rattlesnake, Red Diamond rattlesnake, Southern Pacific, Great Basin rattlesnake and the Mojave rattlesnake (all found in Southern California).
Home of the Melvins, Neurosis, Flipper and many others.
The San Francisco East Bay is home to me
I have a penchant for the venomous among us and as you know OZ has a nice assortment of those spiky Critters. Which I appreciate (at a distance). 7,419 mi / 7,594 Kilometer

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is that your future wallet or boots? we have those here as well a thing of beauty and respect!
 

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is that your future wallet or boots? we have those here as well a thing of beauty and respect!
hold on a darned second what did I say to get you thinking that I would that I would take the life of one of these creates to accessorize my stripped down wardrobe?
I know that that is not what your suggesting , RIGHT!
Here is a picture of our beaded lizard, it is Beautiful but only fully intact with the occupant werring it's, Skin, I would no more think of possessing crocodile boots than a lamp shade with tattooed human skin.
I admit I do not hold with the great rattle snake cull every year it's stupid and symptomatic of the participants not knowing, all those rattle snakes exist because there are more than enough pathogen carrying rodent to keep them feed, if there weren't there wouldn't be that many rattlesnakes, nature does keep a very careful balance until we introduce an invasive species, like rabbits, or house cats or anacondas and pythons or green tr

Welcome Welcome.
You're not far from Beggan Beggan either.
I'm up the road from Goonoo Goonoo.

ee snakes. Then culling is a reasonable response to the problem that we created.

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Ilive waaaaaaaaaaaay over here, in gods country , land of pines and firs, Manzanita and Yucca, Brown Bears, Cougars, and Bobcats.The Sierra Mountains, Death Valley Lake Tahoe, Bakersfield and El Centro.
California rattlesnake species include the northern Pacific rattlesnake (in northern California), and the Western Diamondback, Sidewinder, Speckled rattlesnake, Red Diamond rattlesnake, Southern Pacific, Great Basin rattlesnake and the Mojave rattlesnake (all found in Southern California).
Home of the Melvins, Neurosis, Flipper and many others.
The San Francisco East Bay is home to me
I have a penchant for the venomous among us and as you know OZ has a nice assortment of those spiky Critters. Which I appreciate (at a distance). 7,419 mi / 7,594 Kilometer

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No snakes around at the moment (winter), but was in Tamworth today, and ...........

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Wow a really picture of Dracula out in the daylight and you got some great photos.
that image of /Batty with his wings spread is really impressive it tells so much about the bats make up.
I read just the other day that bats had migrated away from a a marshy area with lots of mosquitoes and the mosquitoes as a pest became much much worse. The bats eat something like 4000 mosquitoes a night each. I think that's a cool fact
thank you for posting the beautiful images of the bat.
 
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Wow a really picture of Dracula out in the daylight and you got some great photos.
that image of /Batty with his wings spread is really impressive it tells so much about the bats make up.
I read just the other day that bats mad migrated away from a a marshy area with lots of mosquitoes and the mosquitoes as a pest became much much worse. The bats eat something like 4000 mosquitoes a night each. I think that's a cool fact
thank you for posting the beautiful images of the bat.
Pteropus Vampyrus .... commonly called a flying fox or fruit bat (because they find fruit yummy).
Not sure the local farmers (esp. those growing fruit) are happy.
These tens of thousands go out on a sortee every day at sunset ... to find some yummy fruit.
Had a large colony of them where I live ..... they stayed here for about 2 years, then moved on.
They seem to live a nomadic migratory existence.
 

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hold on a darned second what did I say to get you thinking that I would that I would take the life of one of these creates to accessorize my stripped down wardrobe?
I know that that is not what your suggesting , RIGHT!
Here is a picture of our beaded lizard, it is Beautiful but only fully intact with the occupant werring it's, Skin, I would no more think of possessing crocodile boots than a lamp shade with tattooed human skin.
I admit I do not hold with the great rattle snake cull every year it's stupid and symptomatic of the participants not knowing, all those rattle snakes exist because there are more than enough pathogen carrying rodent to keep them feed, if there weren't there wouldn't be that many rattlesnakes, nature does keep a very careful balance until we introduce an invasive species, like rabbits, or house cats or anacondas and pythons or green tr


ee snakes. Then culling is a reasonable response to the problem that we created.


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I was a herpetologist in a past life . I had at one point 7 types of monitor lizards, 2 golden tegus and 4 types of garter snakes and 1 really miserable yellow corn snake for pets , I would never imply harming any animal especially reptiles.
I was just playing with you thats all, nothing serious ,
I almost got a baby komodo dragon once , then I gave my head a shake when it dawned on me "what the &^*% am I going to do when it gets to 12 FT in length and weighs in at almost 170 lbs ?"
one of the guys I knew had a 8 ft monitor and it took 6 people to handle it ,
my greatest realization is that where I live is not the correct environment for these animals so I dont have any now nor will I again , But I really love to see these animals in their natural environ. Since i have been in Kamloops < I have seen rattlers, western Checkered gartersnakes , red Racers, lots of turtles , and had a northern alligator lizard climb on my hand to heat up , and several species of toads
I could never harm or cause to be harmed any animal .

Christmas day this year I had 11 deer on my back porch ,this one in this pic was born in my back yard , she is approaching me not leaving , behind here were 10 more . the best present ever my own herd .

a thing of beauty
I have the utmost repect for all animals

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Pteropus Vampyrus .... commonly called a flying fox or fruit bat (because they find fruit yummy).
Not sure the local farmers (esp. those growing fruit) are happy.
These tens of thousands go out on a sortee every day at sunset ... to find some yummy fruit.
Had a large colony of them where I live ..... they stayed here for about 2 years, then moved on.
They seem to live a nomadic migratory existence.
thanks I appreciate your post a lot. I just love learning about critters.
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