• Animal Antics

    Celia Thread Starter

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    4 February 2020 at 9:09 pm
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  • Celia Thread Starter

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    13 March 2020 at 12:00 am
    13 March 2020 at 12:00 am

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    • Celia Thread Starter

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      13 March 2020 at 12:09 pm
      13 March 2020 at 12:09 pm

      Isn’t natures artist wonderful in the colours they select for birds?

      I just enjoy looking at the feathers on lots of birds they are so colourful.

  • Celia Thread Starter

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    13 March 2020 at 12:01 am
    13 March 2020 at 12:01 am

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  • Celia Thread Starter

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    13 March 2020 at 12:01 am
    13 March 2020 at 12:01 am

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    • RnR

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      13 March 2020 at 12:10 am
      13 March 2020 at 12:10 am

      Just beautiful … thanks Celia.

    • Foxy

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      14 March 2020 at 8:57 pm
      14 March 2020 at 8:57 pm

      lol – love the owls!  I have 2 Tawny Frogmouths who live in the tree’s on my property …been here for a few years …must find out how long they live for!

  • Celia Thread Starter

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    14 March 2020 at 10:03 am
    14 March 2020 at 10:03 am

    This shortlisted snap of a puffin getting ready to feed its chicks was taken by Jason Davies in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park 

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/travel_news/article-8108265/Winning-shortlisted-entries-photography-contest-honouring-UKs-national-parks.html?ito=email_share_article-image-share 

    This shortlisted snap of a puffin getting ready to feed its chicks was taken by Jason Davies in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park

    • RnR

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      14 March 2020 at 10:19 am
      14 March 2020 at 10:19 am

      Great photo, thanks Celia.

  • Leonie

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    14 March 2020 at 3:39 pm
    14 March 2020 at 3:39 pm

    I have three parrots in a large aviary, two Cockatiels and one Indian Ringneck.  We had a bit of an ‘animal antics’ moment the other day.  A large python tried to get one of the birds and got herself well and truly stuck in the wire.  Luckily for the birds, it happened on the way in, not on the way out with a full belly. 🙂  Surprisingly they were rather unperturbed by the whole thing.  Ho-hum seemed to be the order of the day as far as they were concerned.

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    She’s very lucky we are the kind of people we are, we rescued her and released her in a nearby nature reserve. 

    It was tricky, she was caught in two places.  I managed to get her tail end free but the other place where she was caught was really tight.  My partner had to snip the wire, which was a bit of a worry, but he managed it without doing her any substantial damage.  I held onto her body and slowly pulled her back towards me and he grabbed her behind the head as her head came free.  He held her up and I unwrapped her from my arm, dropped her tail into an old pillowcase, he let go of her head and voila, into the pillowcase, and a knot tied.  Then up to the reserve to be set free to hunt another day. 

    It was like she knew we were trying to help her, she never even attempted to bite either of us and when I tipped her out of the pillowcase she just sort of sat there for a while looking at us and flicking her blue tongue out like she was saying ‘thank you’.  Then she slowly slid away and climbed the nearest tree.

    I’m sure it was a ‘she’ because she was wearing a diamond pattern and you know what they say about diamonds being a girl’s best friend.  🙂  And she was beautiful, bright yellow underneath and those lovely diamond-shaped markings on top.

    Check it out.

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    • Foxy

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      14 March 2020 at 8:54 pm
      14 March 2020 at 8:54 pm

      Oh wow!  How amazing and what a great story with a great ending! How cool was it you were able to actually take the pics. too!

      Beautiful markings.  Good on you!  I would have released it too ……  🙂

    • RnR

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      14 March 2020 at 9:42 pm
      14 March 2020 at 9:42 pm

      Agree with Foxy’s comments Leonie. Good on you too from me. Loved your story.

  • Celia Thread Starter

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    14 March 2020 at 10:54 pm
    14 March 2020 at 10:54 pm

    A cat-astrophe! This cheeky feline fell asleep in a basket for fresh catnip at a flower market, believed to be in America

    Stretching out: An adorable cat balances on some rails outside a shop believed to be in the UK

    Buy one, get a cat free: Social media users were quick to ask whether purchasing a sweet at this American store would result in also getting a sleeping feline

    Sharing's caring? This bird didn't seem too impressed to see a cheeky cat taking a nap in its cage. The image was posted by a UK social media user

    Feeling zen: This cat, believed to be from America, looked zoned out as he practised his Yoga along with his owner

    Hanging around: After potentially playing look out for mice scurrying below, a white cat is caught impressively sitting in a hanging flower pot. The destination of this photo is unclear

  • RnR

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    11 March 2020 at 7:33 pm
    11 March 2020 at 7:33 pm

    🙂 Lovely, great way to capture a different perspective.

  • RnR

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    11 March 2020 at 7:33 pm
    11 March 2020 at 7:33 pm

    So very sad.

  • RnR

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    11 March 2020 at 7:34 pm
    11 March 2020 at 7:34 pm

    Like the incredible hulk LOL.

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