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Startling snake bite surge in areas around Perth

Posted by Matt Hayden on Friday, October 24, 2014,
Forget about the sharks for a moment! Numerous West Aussies are being attacked by native critters on land as well -- snakes to be exact. 

This report of a suspected snake bite in Jurien Bay is the most recent of several. Obviously it's not part of a concerted effort on Gaia's part -- although I'm sure there are a few shrub-humping greenies who believe that to be the case (and that it's exactly what we deserve).

It's clearly got something to do with the approach of summer, as serpents awake from...
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Galahs and corellas seen feeding at Innaloo

Posted by Matt Hayden on Monday, March 11, 2013,
Had to go out to Innaloo several times recently. While out there one sunny afternoon last week I spotted a flock of white birds foraging for food. Wasn't sure what species they were at the time but have subsequently learned that they were corellas of some sort. They look most likely to be long-billed corellas -- although that seems a bit odd because they seem confined to the eastern states. Maybe they were on holiday?

Anyway I returned to that area a day or two later and saw another flock of b...

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