An Australian definition of a long neck : (Noun) A 750ml bottle of beer. Example: I’m going to sink a few long necks with my mates.
Here’s another sort of long neck my husband spied and photographed today.
Here’s the underside.
Because we’re surrounded by water, it’s not the first one we’ve noticed. We posted some pics of another turtle a while back. In the water, (click here) and another one digging a hole (click here). This one was also digging a hole in the paddock.
We’ve just sown in some seed and my husband came rushing in, telling me to get the cameras, there was a turtle in the back paddock. It must have been attracted by the water and decided to lay some eggs. We took some photos from a distance being careful not to disturb her. My husband made a great effort to lie in the mud to get a shot. Perhaps the turtle thought that to be normal behaviour, because it wasn’t bothered.
Met this chap on the road as I was driving home from the bus stop with my grandson, aged 10. I was teaching him how to use the camera with the BIG lens. He was in the front seat had it balanced on the window ledge. He was enjoying taking pictures of the ducks on the lagoon and really enjoying taking pics of the neighbour’s chickens as we went by. I told him to keep a lookout for interesting shots and I couldn’t believe my eyes when we came across this goanna. By the time I slowed and stopped the car the goanna was taking off back into the bushes. I managed to grab the camera and take a shot through the windscreen, but he was too quick and it was a very awkward angle. To tell the truth, I was hesitant to get out of the car in case this rather large creature came towards me rather than moving off! The other pics were too blurry. Now I know where he is, I’ll keep looking hoping to get some more shots.
Isn’t it always the way. “Will I lug my heavy camera on my evening walk? No I’ll just take the Iphone. MISTAKE… I came across a pair of amazing creatures, hydromys chrysogasta (native water rats). One got out of the water and ran across the track but I was too slow to get a photo. So I got photos but all you can see are the cute little ears. I might try to stalk them tomorrow… with the big lens.
These animals are extremely shy. I couldn’t believe my luck when this one just appeared. I knew it existed but I’d never seen it so close before. It lives in the lagoon, literally just over the track from my front door. I’d had a large glass of wine and gone outside with my camera to enjoy the evening.
It all happened so quickly….. and then he just disappeared under the water.