More photos - some of the critters I work with

Discussion in 'Photogenic' started by keren, Nov 7, 2010.

  1. keren

    keren owned by goats

    Oct 26, 2008
    Australia
    Quokkas - very small macropods. I love these guys, they are just so stinking cute.

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    Tammar wallaby

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    Bob tail lizard

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    Fistulated sheep

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    Pasture management sheep

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    Shearing time

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    Before

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    After

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    I came across this slithery friend in one of the quokka enclosures the other day ... a dugite snake who had just feasted on a rat.

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    Barking spider

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    Limousin show steer

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    Gelbvieh show heifer

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    Gelbvieh show bull - at home

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    And at the show - he won junior champion

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    First second and third were all our bulls in this class

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    My parrot, Ajax

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    Our household communal cats

    Fatty

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    And Bubastis

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    And finally my house mate's dog, Eli

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  2. melb1

    melb1 New Member

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    Sep 28, 2010
    Melbourne Australia
    All lovely except :shocked: snake :shocked: . Just can't get used to them. We get Eastern Browns here (pretty venomous). I love living here but I could really do without them (at least we don't have to worry about bears, coyotes, etc :wink: )
     

  3. pelicanacresMN

    pelicanacresMN New Member

    I remember having to watch out for snakes & checking under the toilet seats for poisonous spiders when I stayed at a friend's place for a few weeks that lives way out in the outback. They were overrun with wild rabbits, kangaroos...saw many emu, boars & wild goats also. We actually caught a wild goat kid around a water hole & kept it--had to bottlefeed it & I fell in love! So, I actually got my love of goats from Australia :) When I came back to the United States, I did a ton of research & a lot of begging for my parents to let me get a pet goat which they gave into--my dad made me a deal--no boyfriends if I got a goat lol! Now it's about 20 years later & I have my own herd of nigerian dwarf goats!
    Those quokkas are pretty neat! Very cute!
     
  4. Suellen

    Suellen New Member

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    Mar 9, 2008
    Paragonah, Utah
    Those are great pictures. I love starting my day with animal pictures
    Thanks
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  5. sweetgoats

    sweetgoats Moderator

    Oct 18, 2007
    Peyton CO.
    Thanks for sharing those were cool, all except the SPIDER and the Snake. :shocked:

    Congratulations on the shows, that is great.
     
  6. KW Farms

    KW Farms Moderator Supporting Member

    Jun 21, 2008
    Wapato, WA
    Awesome pics! Thanks for sharing!
     
  7. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    I love seeing pics from there.....great animals.....thanks for sharing with us ..... :wink: :greengrin: :thumb: :love:
     
  8. keren

    keren owned by goats

    Oct 26, 2008
    Australia
    you are very welcome, glad you enjoyed them :)

    melb, the dugites are less aggresive than the eastern browns (we used to get lots of king browns back home in nsw). Really not a lot to worry about. this guy had just eaten the rat that lived in this quokka enclosure, and he was sitting in the sun with a full belly, he just sort of looked at me and said 'yeah you know what, life is good, I'm happy, I'm not going anywhere' lol I walked right past him
     
  9. melb1

    melb1 New Member

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    Sep 28, 2010
    Melbourne Australia
    I wish we had snakes like that here. We don't get a lot but they give me the heebie jeebies. I don't think they are a huge problem but, coincidentally, my neighbour told me today they lost one of their dogs, a fox terrier, to a brown snake last weekend. I'm a bit paranoid about letting the kids (human and goat) out to play now.

    Pelicanacres - I love your story. We may have some nastys but we still live in an awesome place!
     
  10. AlaskaBoers

    AlaskaBoers New Member

    May 6, 2008
    Wasilla Alaska
    If I ever see a snake or a poisonous spider here I will move further north!
    Cute wallabys! and WOW look at those bulls :shocked:
     
  11. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
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