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Old Apr 16, 2012, 4:59 PM   #1
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Default Some animals hide by going to ground

other animals get away by flying, and this one ...

G'day all

The Aussie Goanna hides by scooting up a tree ... also chases bird eggs & nestlings too. This fella was about 1,2m [4ft] long and was wandering around the area until 'sprung' by my missus while walking along. "Quiet shreiks" of come here, come here soon followed along with cameras.

After a while the goanna climbed further up into the tree and became 'more invisible' - and 1/2 hour later when we returned it had gone from the tree

1- I can't see you so you can't see me

Goanna in tree (1) by ozzie_traveller, on Flickr
exif= X-s1; 1/210 x f5,6, ISO-100; lens 450mm equiv, hand held

2- Oh there you are - if I v-e-r-y slowly move my head you still won't see me

Goanna in tree (2) by ozzie_traveller, on Flickr
exif= X-s1; 1/320 x f5,0 ISO-100; lens 220mm equiv, hand held

3- Oh - you're still there are you - maybe I'll go higher up then

Goanna in tree (3) by ozzie_traveller, on Flickr
exif= X-s1; 1/180 x f5,6 ISO-100; lens 600mm equiv, hand held

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Old Apr 17, 2012, 12:11 AM   #2
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The first shot had me looking twice, looks like a tree with legs. You got some big lizards down there.
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Old Apr 17, 2012, 10:30 AM   #3
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That is cool.

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