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another spider! 
22nd-Feb-2005 11:42 am
Owl totem
Look what was on the other side (outside thank goodness!) of the window when I opened the curtains this morning! Hahahaha! Woke me up good an proper I can tell you!

Yep, another huntsman.

and with the flash so you can see his stripey legs!

21st-Feb-2005 05:03 pm (UTC)
Remind me not to go to Australia. Creepy crawlies are not my friends.
21st-Feb-2005 05:56 pm (UTC)
Wheee! At least he was on the outside of the glass! He would've scared me more being on the inside!!
21st-Feb-2005 08:36 pm (UTC)
MY GAWD! What's up with spiderland?
21st-Feb-2005 10:22 pm (UTC)
Leela, Id be moving! hey it looks awfully dark out there, are you an early riser? Or is the sky just being all 'Melbourne'.hehe
22nd-Feb-2005 03:15 am (UTC)
Yeah, we're back to getting up in the dark. :~( (6:30am) Till Daylight savings ends anyway. Then we'll go back to getting up in the daylight for a few weeks till autumn sets in. :~P It's always harder to get up in the morning when it's still dark.
24th-Feb-2005 08:58 pm (UTC)
Nice shots. My heart would have probably stop for a moment there if I happened to open the curtains like that. ^_^
27th-Feb-2005 07:47 pm (UTC)
Wasn't there a William Shatner movie much like your spider situation? ;P
1st-Mar-2005 09:26 pm (UTC)
And to think I was actually looking up tonight what it would cost for a family vacation to Australia. They show lots of pictures of the cuddly things in their ads, like koalas. They don't show spiders or snakes. Although with my luck the creepy crawly things would probably leave me alone and the koala would take a chunk out of my arm.
1st-Mar-2005 09:54 pm (UTC)
Um yeah. Koalas are not cuddly. They have nasty claws and a roar that is quite disconcerting the first time you hear it. (sort of sounds like water going down a plug-hole. Very loud.) First time I heard it I thought a bunyip was coming for us! LOL! It was out in the bush at twilight (which is when koala's are 'active,' a relative term when talking about koalas :~P ) and two koalas were actually fighting! (mostly growling and barking and one chasing the other up a tree)

None of our fauna is what I would call cuddly, though some of it looks like it should be. Kangaroos will disembowel you if they feel threatened (and you let them get close enough to grab you by the shoulders!). And I've had emus stick their heads in my car looking for edibles! :~D

That said, a lot of the wild stuff is amazingly approachable. Possums are very common in the suburbs and love it if you leave fruit out for them. Though this can encourage them to take up residence in your roof, and that is no fun at all. They also love Twisties (a cheesy, crisp-like snack)I've found, and will take them from your hand. But again, claws are an issue and this is best done with thick gloves, cos they have very human-like hands and tend to grab and hold your fingers to get the snack!

And there are all the parrots and birds. We have a family of Magpies that call us to feed them every day, which is really nice.
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