Friday, July 29, 2016
The man drives a white ute. Not a you-beaut ute, a workaday ute. All the men drive white utes. They drive along the grass track and look for things to do.
Some months ago a man saw a thing to do. He stared at a wooden footbridge. It was showing cracks in some planks.
The man drove away. Another man drove by a month later. He saw the cracks too. He drove away.
Some months later a man drove up to a footbridge. He stared at the cracks. He drove on and stared at another footbridge. And then another.
He got a spray can and put a white mark on some cracked planks. He did all four bridges that have wooden planks.
Several months later another man came. He stared at the white marks. He got out of his white ute and marched on to one bridge. He stomped on the most cracked plank. One end fell to the dirt just below. He went away.
Later, another man in a white ute came and put up two signs saying the bridge was closed.
A month later a man came with a white ute and new planks. He took out the spray-marked planks on three bridges and screwed in new planks. He did not do the fourth bridge. He took away one sign.
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Saturday, July 23, 2016
Monday, July 18, 2016
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
And another thing: Notice the well camouflaged camera. Stand still long enough and birds will often accept the intrusion as more natural than someone all camo'd up. Talking to them in normal voice can help. Do not whisper!
Saturday, July 9, 2016
Saltwater crocodiles don't need much water. And they certainly don't need much invitation to attack the unwary. The message? Look sharp!
Monday, July 4, 2016
Sure these two birds are not the same? I hear your question. It shows how deceptive they can be when not standing around with necks extended. In the field it's hard to see differences in gape length below eye and bill ratio. So, take my word for it.
Friday, July 1, 2016
Bigger count tomorrow. Quick slosh in political quagmires. Malcolm's DD matches mate David Cameron's disastrous Brexit misread. Senate turmoil all on again!!!
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