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john44

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Lake wildlife
« on: September 10, 2013, 12:28:39 PM »

Hi guys, I spotted one of our lake inhabitants basking in the sun,
can you tell what it is?

 
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Re: Lake wildlife
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2013, 12:34:54 PM »

Looks like a red eared terrapin.
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Re: Lake wildlife
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2013, 01:13:14 PM »

confirm that......rife in inland waters and canals.......probably more common here now that their native Southern states of the US.
 
they grow relatively quickly and outgrow persons tanks and so they get flushed down the loo or dumped in local waterways........and they are filthy beasts to keep to..tanks need cleaning daily whether filters are used or not. >>:-( >>:-( >>:-( >>:-(
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Re: Lake wildlife
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2013, 04:29:28 PM »

The terrapin on the photo would overhang a 10" dinner plate
and there are bigger ones, some have been removed
as where they are is a conservation area and they were eating
the eggs and young of some of the rare bird types.

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Re: Lake wildlife
« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2013, 04:47:36 PM »

New visitors to Westport Lake,

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Re: Lake wildlife
« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2013, 05:32:06 PM »

beautiful Australian Black swans..............they are so so lovely :-)) :-)) :-)) :-))
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Re: Lake wildlife
« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2013, 06:40:18 PM »

Yes Neil I have to agree with you, and these two are so tame
they will take food out of peoples hands,they have been on the lake
for about 1 week, how long they will stay is another thing the mute
swans on the lake are as you can imagine quite aggressive towards them.

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Re: Lake wildlife
« Reply #7 on: November 23, 2013, 06:48:19 PM »

We had one arrive earlier in the year but it was so aggressive towards the mute swans
the Council had to get the RSPCA to remove it after it attacked everything in sight
when people were feeding the ducks.
Pity I loved them on the Swan River and imbibed of a few tinnies of Swan Lager.

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Re: Lake wildlife
« Reply #8 on: November 23, 2013, 07:29:52 PM »

Is this what you mean Ned?........ O0 .....
PS...the marketing of Beer in OZ is  %%....we can sometimes buy Swan Larger from Perth WA ....... cheaper in Sydney NSW than beer produced in our home capital of Sydney

Who subsidized the 3,935km freight costs?............yes me......each time I purchase other goods from the grog shop...... >>:-( ....Derek
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Re: Lake wildlife
« Reply #9 on: November 23, 2013, 07:36:14 PM »

I wounder what happened to the big terrapin at "Bletchley park"his house was like a small shed.shame he disappeared like the model boat club.Nice venue at Bletchley pk.
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Re: Lake wildlife
« Reply #10 on: November 23, 2013, 09:18:41 PM »

Interesting to see black swans in the UK. Below is a photo I took near Tenterfield, on the northern tablelands of NSW.


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Re: Lake wildlife
« Reply #11 on: November 23, 2013, 10:30:51 PM »

They are a permanent presence in Dawlish, Devon


http://www.dawlish.com/article/details/9




I remember them from my childhood in the fifties and sixties
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Re: Lake wildlife
« Reply #12 on: November 24, 2013, 05:05:47 AM »

Very interesting Dougal, I didn't realise that they were present in the UK in the wild.


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Re: Lake wildlife
« Reply #13 on: November 24, 2013, 07:54:18 AM »

There is a pair resident on the Union Canal near Edinburgh.
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Re: Lake wildlife
« Reply #14 on: November 24, 2013, 08:22:15 AM »

We even get them here on occasion
 :o them aussies are everywhere

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