Australia - The Land Down Under





 
Mobile Phone carriers in Australia...no escaping the big three.
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There are only three mobile networks in Australia: Telstra, Optus, and Vodafone. If you choose a plan from a different provider, it will still use one of these 3 networks.

These smaller providers - known as Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs) - can often offer cheaper plans because they aren’t paying to manage a network.

Telstra networkOptus networkVodafone network
- ALDI Mobile - Belong - Boost Mobile - Lycamobile - Pennytel - Southern Phone - Tangerine Telecom - TeleChoice - Woolworths Mobile- amaysim - Coles Mobile - Dodo - Exetel - iiNet - Jeenee Mobile - Moose Mobile - OVO - Southern Phone - SpinTel - Vaya - Yomojo- Hello Mobile - Kogan Mobile - Lebara Mobile - TPG
 
Of cause we have Moose...here's one on the Great Western Highway in Sydney NSW...

Oh, I'm sure there are some there, but my point was that they're not native and, presumably, not all that common.

It's not uncommon to see moose on my lawn. When I go for a drive, it's often an exercise in moose avoidance. Tourists go 'moose spotting'. Residents go 'moose avoiding'.

They're basically as stupid as cows except we can't fence them in. It's about 24 miles to a sizeable village. I'll often see more fury woodland critters than I'll see cars. Those furry woodland critters get pretty large. Hitting a moose with your car is likely to hurt you. In fact, I have a friend who once hit a moose while on his motorcycle. He survived but was in the hospital for a couple of weeks.
 
Oh, I'm sure there are some there, but my point was that they're not native and, presumably, not all that common.

Just having you on...no Moose here.
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Just having you on...no Moose here.
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I figure you must have some in zoos, which is at least some moose. They're pretty interesting critters.

If you don't have any in your zoos, we can send you some.
 
I figure you must have some in zoos, which is at least some moose. They're pretty interesting critters.

If you don't have any in your zoos, we can send you some.

None in zoos...no thanks as we have enough introduced species already.
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Like rabbits !
 
Like rabbits !

Fox...Deer...Water Buffalo...Horses (brumbies)...Cane Toads...Camels...Rats and mice...Rabbits...Feral Pigs and many more.
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None in zoos...no thanks as we have enough introduced species already.
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Huh... That's probably a good idea. You don't have lions and tigers and bears in your zoos?
 
MAGOO

The floods in Cairns (Queensland) and surrounds.....reaching right up into far north Queensland, have caused untold damage

Many people have found themselves in the position of needing to be rescued....more often than not in life threatening circumstances.

The flood waters were of the velocity, depth etc that floats full size shipping containers away as if they were plastic bottles.

In the tiny town of Rossville, population a couple of hundred....maybe 250...... 18 lives were saved---by a boatie named Gavin, and a helicopter pilot named, Magoo

Map...shows the tiny dot that is Rossville, Queensland Australia.....the red exclamation point marks the spot
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As is the case in many tiny towns the pub is the focal point. In this case there were 18 gathered on the roof of the Lions Den..a pub which was built in 1895

READ THE STORY....>>>

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and the best pic of the lot?.....note the chopper.....a 2 seater , piloted by Magoo, who took those stranded out one at a time. to safety
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.....and yes, that is a container on the left of the photo just floating on past together with what appears to a wall of a shed.

People like Magoo....worth their weight in solid Gold.

"He made 16 trips and landed on that roof in the pissing rain, where no other chopper pilot would fly,"

"He rescued every one of those people."

All we know of Magoo is he is a stock musterer.
 
It looks like they even rescued the dog. Or the dog just wanted to be in the picture, I suppose.

One of the towers is out. It's a massive storm with a lot of infrastructure getting damaged. It could be a couple of days before I am back online.

However, we're not having flooding like that. That's months to repair. We should be up and running in a day or two.

I'm on my phone, so I won't be doing much. This one refuses to tether.
 
These days no bears...

That's too bad. I highly doubt that bears or moose would be an invasive species, but who knows what disease and bugs they'd bring in with them?
 
That's too bad. I highly doubt that bears or moose would be an invasive species, but who knows what disease and bugs they'd bring in with them?

They'd never get the chance as bears would go to zoos and Australia has very strict quarantine laws for a good reason...we don't want Rabies and other diseases.
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https://www.abc.net.au/news/2023-01-17/pet-owners-upset-over-new-rabies-quarantine-rules/101861052
https://petraveller.com.au/blog/understanding-pet-quarantine-in-australia

Of cause there are some who think the law doesn't apply to them...
https://people.com/celebrity/johnny...-to-australia-claim-former-business-managers/
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I am going to make it my mission to send you a moose for your local zoo.

Well, no... I've got other things to do with my time. Then again, I have some free time right now.

The satellite connection is still not working. Otherwise I'd use that. Something hit me dish. Dunno how long it will take to get it fixed.
 


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