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Post by Steeplejerk » 05 Feb 2018, 18:51

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Post by StoneRoad » 05 Feb 2018, 22:33

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Post by Stanley » 06 Feb 2018, 04:09

I think I have to give it to Young Tom..... Piano strings actually...

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Post by Tizer » 06 Feb 2018, 10:53

What's this little beauty?...

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Post by Cathy » 06 Feb 2018, 12:48

It's a possum, one of our native marsupials.
They are protected over here. If one gets into your roof-space they have to be removed (very carefully) and transported back to it's proper habitat.
I know I'm in my own little world, but it's OK... they know me here. :)

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Post by Stanley » 07 Feb 2018, 06:12

I think I would have said the same as Cathy and will go with her superior knowledge.
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Post by Tizer » 07 Feb 2018, 09:21

Spot on with possum Cathy, but do you know your possums well enough to say which type it is? :smile: It's a sweet little thing and has a lovely name!

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Post by Cathy » 07 Feb 2018, 11:58

Our most common are ringtail and brushtail. There are dozens of different types. Yours looks tiny, is it a pygmy possum, I've never seen one though.
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Post by Stanley » 08 Feb 2018, 03:46

Can't wait to see if she is right......
I saw some big ones in Perth Zoo. It was an infra-red camera view of them in their den during the day and they were all laid on their backs. One was scratching its stomach. Lovely.....
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Post by Tizer » 08 Feb 2018, 11:10

Cathy's got close enough and it's time to reveal the name...I couldn't resist it. Click `Next' until you reach photo number 11 on this web page: LINK It's the Sugar Glider! Latin name Petaurus breviceps. Wikipedia describes it as `a small, omnivorous, arboreal, and nocturnal gliding possum belonging to the marsupial infraclass. The common name refers to its preference for sugary nectarous foods and ability to glide through the air, much like a flying squirrel.' Here's one in action: LINK

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Post by Stanley » 09 Feb 2018, 04:00

Like a supercharged hamster......
Thinking about Perth Zoo reminds me of the day I was standing with an American Lady watching an Ostrich. Like all birds it ejects urine and faeces at the same time and while we were watching it had a good clear out. I swear it almost turned itself inside out prompting the lady to scream out "Ugh!! Gross!!" and I have to say I totally agree with her. Sorry about that but you need to know these things....
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Post by Stanley » 10 Feb 2018, 05:02

Can anyone tell me what this is?

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Post by chinatyke » 10 Feb 2018, 05:40

Sleeve badge of a rifleman in the army? Sorry, not into military uniforms and such.

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Post by Stanley » 10 Feb 2018, 06:55

In the right area China but a bit more specialised than that.
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Post by Tizer » 10 Feb 2018, 10:04

A sniper's badge?

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Post by Stanley » 11 Feb 2018, 03:37

I could be very hard and say no Tiz but that's close enough. It's a Marksman Badge awarded for a near perfect score on the range when shooting the annual TOET course (Test of Elementary Training) When I got one in 1954 they took me back the following day to Sealand Ranges to shoot the course again because they thought I'd cheated because I was graded C3 on account of my eyesight. I did even better.... That included getting five bulls eyes at 600 yards without the benefit of telescopic sights using the old Short Magazine Lee Enfield .303 rifle. Unbelievable now.

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The 100 metre range at Sealand today.

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Post by Stanley » 12 Feb 2018, 06:20

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Can anyone tell me what's going on here?
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Post by PanBiker » 12 Feb 2018, 09:52

Controlled explosion of something under the heavyweight covering, maybe old ordnance?
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Post by Tizer » 12 Feb 2018, 10:02

I suspect Ian's right - Stanley memory has been jogged by the news of the unexploded bomb in London today.

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Post by Stanley » 13 Feb 2018, 03:49

Ian is right. Blasting the Manhattan Schist for the foundations of a new skyscraper in NY in 1980. The mats are made of woven chain. The clue is the drill parked at the back.
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What can you tell me about this?
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Post by Gloria » 14 Feb 2018, 08:49

Something to do with "Year of the Dog"?
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Post by chinatyke » 14 Feb 2018, 13:09

You beat me to it Gloria. The Chinese character is 狗 gou meaning dog. 🐶

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Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Post by Stanley » 15 Feb 2018, 04:19

You're both right, it's the Chinese sign for my birth year, I am an Iron Rat. Next rat year is 2020.
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Post by chinatyke » 15 Feb 2018, 07:23

Stanley wrote:
15 Feb 2018, 04:19
You're both right, it's the Chinese sign for my birth year, I am an Iron Rat. Next rat year is 2020.
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How can that be right? It's a dog not a rat. :confused:

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