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AHOY! …. Pelicans Ahoy: Brighton, The Beira and the Danube Delta

  A Fearless and Greedy Pelican at Brighton Pier …. snapped by amateur cameraman Michael the Roberts… August 2022

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The Tiger Snakes of Chappell Island: Full of Venom but not Venomous!

Raffaella Ciccarella, in 9NewsCom, 10 August 2022, where the tile runs thus “Australia’s own snake island, where ‘giant’ tiger snakes slither”  …. with highlighting added by The Editor Thuppahi

A small 323-hectare granite island off the coast of Tasmania is home to what’s been described as “giant” tiger snakes, which have evolved in isolation from their mainland counterparts.

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Leopard in House! Life in Lindula, Sri Lanka!

ITEM in Newswire.lk,  …….. & Daily Mirror (?) https://www.newswire.lk/2022/08/05/leopard-falls-into-house-rescued-after-16-hrs-video/

A leopard has accidentally fallen into a house breaking through the roof in the Logi Estate Division in Lindula.  According to the owner of the house, the incident had occurred at around 10.30 last night.

…….. regretfully the video does not reproduce here ….BUT note https://www.leopardsafari.com/leopards-in-sri-lanka/human-and-leopard-conflict-in-sri-lanka.html#:~:text=Human%20%26%20Leopard%20Conflict%20in%20Sri%20Lanka&text=The%20leopard%20-%20human%20conflict%20is,intrusions%20in%20attacking%20domesticat

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Busts outdo Bums in the Paddy fields of Asia!

A ‘Byway’ and Productive Thought from Sanath Jayatilaka in Lanka !@#!!

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An Unimaginable Outcome from the ARAGALA Revolt: Ranil As President

Malinda Seneviratne, in his web column https://malindawords.blogspot.com/2022/07/the-aragalaya-postscript.html

Ranil Wickremesinghe is no longer president in an acting capacity. He is the president, period. Did someone say ‘I don’t know whether to laugh or cry?’ I am pretty sure someone did. Did someone say, ’who wudda thunk?’ Well, if two or three years ago, if anyone suggested that in July 2023 Ranil Wickremesinghe would be the president of this country, there would have been laughter and tears, if at all, would have been of mirth.

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Wunderbar! Reviving a Wounded Tusker Elephant

#ElephantZone #elephanttreatment #elephantrescue

Tusker elephant fallen lifelessly with severe injuries brought back to life with proper treatment

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Abused by A Sea Lion at the Coorong

The irate SEA LION …..    …. dozing on a ledge on the pier at the COORONG  let our cluster of ancient “Explorers”  know that our intrusion was most ………… snort!……snort…..!@#$! snort ….. unwelcome. S/he snarlled, snorted,….. bared the teeth ….. snorted yet more ….and THEN shifted his bulk from his ‘couch’ to the seawaters that were also a comfort zone — a safe space for his kind. 

 

 

 

 

 

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A Bhikkhu ‘Leftie-Paceman’ in Lanka’s Street Protests

Volaare! Duck !#!$!!

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Only in Australia: Meaningful Roadsigns

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Sri Lanka’s Jungles: Many Attractions & Curiousities

Jayantha Jayewardene, in The Island, 20 February 2022, where the ttile runs thus  “The lure and the lore of our jungles” **

Sri Lanka, formerly known as Ceylon, and even before that as Serendib and Taprobane, has different types of jungle that are of great interest to naturalists. The island has montane cloud forests, wet and dry zone forests – some of which are secondary forests – and savannahs. The coastal areas have a variety of mangroves. The extent of forest-land in the country has of late reduced to a large extent, mainly due to the demands for land from a rapidly increasing population. With three climatic zones in the island, the jungles have different types of vegetation.

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