Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Toughen Up Princess...This Is The Pilbara!

There is a saying up here in the Pilbara....Toughen Up Princess This Is The Pilbara!
We breed em tough up here LOL! Belle is always chasing something and wanting to give it 'loves'. She is cautious, which is a good thing because we have some pretty dangerous bities up here!{{I have a very dear friend who comes from New Zealand and he said he was a little apprehensive about the creepy crawlies here in Australia, because the most venomous creatures they have in NZ are Ex-Wives...funny boy Vaughnie!}} 

Random Facts...Of the top ten most deadliest snakes of the world, Australia has six on the list. Including “The World’s Most Venomous Snake” the Inland Taipan. Just a single bite from this snake contains enough venom to kill 100 human adults or an army of 250,000 mice. Did you know even our humble platypus produces one of the most excruciating venoms known? 
So, with that said, let it be known we have instilled in Belle a high degree of caution however, once we have told her something is ok she quickly moves in to explore, she even tries to kiss many of the things we show her, just spreadin the love, spreadin the love LOL! 

Tata Lizards are a little tough to catch, they are fast little buggers. Justin couldn't believe his eyes when he went out the front a few evenings ago and found himself staring at a sleeping Tata...they climb bushes and sleep up out of harms way. This is a relatively small Tata. 
They get the nickname Tata because when they are trying to frighten another male off, they sort of hop from front foot to front foot and appear to wave goodbye or 'ta ta'!
Belle was over the moon, she has inherited her Grandma Froggy's love of Geckos, frogs and Lizards...well Grandma loves frogs and geckos, I'm not so sure about lizards in general! I need to scan the photo that sort of explains how she got daubed with the name Grandma Froggy! Bella gave Lyn the nickname...and we can't convince her that Mum is just Grandma or Grandma Lyn. She is Grandma Froggy to Belle! Gotta love kids don't you? Sorry Lyn xXxXxXxXxXx

This is a grown up version of the baby Juzz is holding in the top Picture. This fella {to be honest I don't know if it's a boy or a girl} was about 70cms from tip of the nose to tip of the tail. It was a little braver than the baby ones are! This is a Broome Tata...perhaps they're just a little more casual in Broome LOL!  
....and on that note I shall say ta ta for now, or to my dear friend and her husband traveling around South America (Chile to be more precise) who checks my blog regularly, adiĆ³s y feliz viaje a mis amigos 
mucho amor 

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