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    Jordyn

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    Re: How is it there

    Post  Jordyn on Fri Aug 19, 2011 1:42 am

    It is warm over there in the winter. My brother and I like to sled on our steep landscaping. Once we hit a big rock and fell out on our dog! Razz. My mamaw and papaw come over every week and bring breakfest and Starbucks. Do you know what Starbucks is? Well I must go. Write back! (By the way, we should have names that we put instead of Jordyn and Rachel. Mine will be...cover2n3)
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    Re: Re: How is it there

    Post  Rachel on Fri Aug 19, 2011 11:02 pm

    I actually put my real name up because I'm rubbish at thinking of 'profile names'. I'd prefer it if we kept our real first names up as our user names, if that's all right with you?

    It is pretty warm here in winter I guess... everyone around here will complain about the cold but! We get hail maybe once or twice in the winter and quite a bit of rain (by South Aussie standards that it...) but never any snow in this area. Even in the Snowy Mountains it rarely gets below 0 Celsius (that's freezing point of water, roughtly 32 Fahrenheit) and only then at night.

    Starbucks is a coffee/café type thing. We do have them over here, although not neccessary quite so many as you would find other places! My cousins in England love Starbucks. Do you know if they do tea? I can't stand coffee...

    Just on a side note, why did you start a new thread for this?

    Anyway, it was good to hear from you. Write soon!
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    Post  Rachel on Mon Aug 22, 2011 4:11 am

    Okay, I was wondering what sort of wild animals and birds you have over there, like around your house? I know you have lots of different sorts of animals that we don't have over here.

    So at the moment the most common animal/bird to see around here are ducks. Seriously, there must be thousands of them out at the moment, wandering around in pairs.

    We get some rabbits although not many, and I KNOW we have foxes around although I never see them, as recently a lot of our chickens met greusome ends.

    For birds, we get lots of crows and galahs. Galahs are pink and grey, also known as cockatoos. We also have these sort of white birds with huge yellow crests, but I'm not sure what they're called. And rainbow-coloured things, but they're smaller. We sometimes get willy-wag-tails, which are smaller still and they hop around which can be cute and funny to watch.

    Also we get kookaburras. Again, I don't see these much (although they are really ugly) but we hear them all the time as they have a distinctive call, like 'kookookookakaka'.

    Apart from the foxes and the rabbits, we get lots of possums and koalas and occasionally a kangaroo. We had a kangaroo not far from the back door the other day. Koalas aren't as adventurous but there is one living in the tree at the end of the garden. They have this awful grunting howl which they usually make at night. I saw a koala walking down the road the other day, we had to slow down and wait for it to go over to the side of the road. They're funny-looking creatures.

    As for the possums, we don't get them so much here but out further in the country and over to the east a bit, lots of people complain about possums living in the roof. They're mostly not shy at all. We also have bandicoots around here, apparently, but I've never seen them.

    We have some snakes, like the Black Snake and the Brown Snake which are poisonous. There are some others, too, but I don't know what they're called; most snakes around here are poisonous I know the two I mentioned kill dogs almost immediately, cat without three days, and I'm reasonably certain they can kill humans too although slower (but if you get the antidote, it won't kill you).

    So, yeah, if you could tell me what animals you have around where you live? Even if you think it's something I know, could you still tell me, because there's a chance I won't. The strange thing with livig in Australia is that lots of creatures that everyone else thinks are really 'strange' are just normal to us but most Australians have never seen a beaver or a squirrel! (Okay, I've seen a squirrel, but I was 11 and we were in England. I've never seen a beaver).
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    Re: Re: How is it there

    Post  Jordyn on Sun Jan 08, 2012 1:01 am

    We have cardinals, robins, blue jays, martins, snakes ( Little snakes like garde snakes),squirles, hawks, spiders, and much more that i don't know about
    Some domestic animals are
    Cows, Hourses, sheeep, donkeys, dogs, cats, chickens, guines, and fish
    Hope this helps!
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    Re: Re: How is it there

    Post  Rachel on Sun Jan 15, 2012 10:31 am

    I don't know what most of those birds look like! I'll have to look them up.

    I think domestic animals are pretty much the same everywhere. Apart from cats, dogs, and chickens, the most common in my area are sheep. Most people with a sizeable property (anything more than about an acre or two) in this area have sheep, although that's no true of all areas. Oh, and for some reason in this area, most people with sheep also have an alpaca. Alpacas are very good herd protectors, apparently.

    Down in the city, the most common pets are cats and dogs, but also rabbits, guinea pigs, and fish. Up here in the hills, horses are reasonably common, chickens are very common (almost everyone around here has some), as well was the sheep, alpacas, and goats, and the same pets common in the city. Children are more likely to have other 'wild' pets, though, like frogs, turtles, and rescued birds. Possums in rehab are also reasonably common in the Hills, that is to say that they've been hurt or abandoned as babies and are being cared for with the intention to return them to the wild. Koalas and kangaroos are generally taken to wildlife shelters.

    Up in the mid-north (of SA), sheep are very common, usually farmed for wool or meat. In the far north, beef cattle are the most common on the stations, and in the south-east, it's dairy cattle. In other places, grain crops or grapes are more common as the farming thing.

    Anyway, as for creepy-crawlies, we have LOTS of spiders. The most common are Daddy-Long-Legs, and there are a couple of other generally harmless sorts, too, which I don't know the names of, but I generally called them 'Small and Brown', 'Small and Grey', and 'Large and Black' (although 'large' is relative and only about an inch long). If you see black spiders with red or white on them, it's trouble. Red-Backs and White-Tips are both very poisonous, sometimes fatal.

    We also have all the usual bugs; mosquitos (called 'mozzies'), grasshoppers, what you call cicadas, moths, flies, and little flying things (I don't know what they're called but they're everywhere and are attracted to light), and slightly larger jumping things (I don't know what they're called, either). Oh, and milipedes which are everywhere in spring and very annoying, especially as they make the most horrible crunch when you stand on them.

    There are also lots of dangerous water things, which everyone's careful to watch out for at the beach. We get jellyfish all the time, everywhere, and there are some sorts which it's okay to swim with and some where it's not. Little egg-shaped blobby things are fine; larger with tentacles and colour are not. We've also got to be careful about octupi, because some species are very dangerous; if you've stung by a Blue-Ring Octopus, you've got about 30 seconds to get the anti-venom, or you die.

    Jellyfish and octupus are the main worries with the beach. Of course there's sharks, but shark attacks are very, very rare, and with coatguard and such, no-one ever gets eaten or bitten or whatever, unless they're excedingly stupid (swimming in unpatrolled areas or places which people don't usually go early in the morning or late at night and are out deap).

    Now that I've finished scaring you, let me just say that there are lots of wonderful and amazing creatures, too. Even just in the sea, there are all sorts of fish an anenomes and things. I've not been there myself, but I'm told the Great Barrier Reef is spectacular. And most are perfectly harmless.

    Anyway, I seem to by writing a lot about everything today. I'll finish up now,
    from Rachel.
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    Re: Re: How is it there

    Post  Jordyn on Fri Jul 06, 2012 6:46 pm

    Thank you for the facts Rachel. Very intresting! I would like to vistit Australia once time. it sounds very beautiful!
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