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Crazy Pic Of The Week


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Even Crocodiles like to have fun like these two crazy kids 😉

Pic Brad Fleet http://www.ntnews.com.au

Categories: Australian, bush, crocs, entertainment, funny, Humor, Only in the Territory, Photography, WTF | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Forget Angry Birds , We Have Fire Birds !!!


 

This is a video clip I took when I was on the Adelaide River Cruise with my brother. As I mentioned in my last post  the Territory is home to a species of birds who like to spread fire by picking up burning twigs and dropping them in another area. Check out the commentary  , these birds really are cheeky little buggers …

 

Video taken by ME 🙂

Categories: Arnhem Land, Australian, birds, bush, entertainment, fire, funny, Only in the Territory, random, Travel, video, WTF | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Showing the Bro How its Done Territory Style …


Recently my favorite-only-brother came up to visit me. It was his first Darwin experience so I took it upon myself to be his personal tour guide. First on the agenda was a trip to the Adelaide river where we took a cruise to check out the Jumping Crocs

Todd with his first croc ….

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This one was a bit more active 😉

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Check out the “jumpin croc dance”

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Moving on from crocodiles which to be honest is a relief as they are all I have had to write about lately !!

A few days after the croc cruise we headed off to spend the night at the Bark Hut Inn which is famous for being made pretty much entirely out of bark ( who’d of thunk it ????). It was built in the early days by this old guy called Terry Baldwin and a bunch of local Aboriginal people . Its history revolves around the buffalo industry and it remains pretty much the same today as it was back then which is why I love the place.

The pub also, like a lot of NT pubs, has a little hobby farm where you can find emu’s , snakes , buffalo , and a shitload of ducks. Here are a few pics of our trip to the Bark Hut including our roadside antics …..

On the drive to the pub we had to get through this massive cloud of smoke which was so thick I couldn’t see the road . It was the result of a burn off which is normal here as burning the grass controls bush fires (weird I know). The birds you can see in the pic are cheeky little shits and pick up burning sticks , dropping them somewhere else to start another fire .. so you need to watch those buggers !!!

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It took this pig a while to struggle to her feet but she made it eventually !! This was taken at the Corroboree Pub/Caravan park/Service station/General store …..

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We then decided to show off with the only fish we caught on this trip !! Check out the little girl below us , she ran in to pose with us and changed her mind at the last minute . I have no idea who she is.

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Yay we made it !! Out the front of the Bark Hut

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We are now officially in buffalo territory .. watch out after dark !!!

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The only safe way to drink and drive is to do it in a car with no motor 😉 This is an old buffalo hunting car. I had to kick 2 little kids off to get this pic I hope you guys appreciate my effort !!!

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All my brother wanted to eat was road kill

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This snake was drinking water before I interrupted it – looks pissed off !!

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What every Aussie bar should look like ! I bloody love this place !!!

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Categories: Arnhem Land, Aussie pubs, Australian, bush, crocs, Darwin, entertainment, fishing, funny, Humor, lifestyle, Only in the Territory, Photography, road trips, Travel | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

The Daly River Swimming Club


I was supposed to update you guys about my Adelaide River cruise but that will have to wait till tomorrow as this story is gold 😉

A week or so ago 2 men found themselves in a very undesirable situation. They were fishing in the Daly River , NT not far from Darwin when the little fishing boat they were in capsized. They were stuck clinging on to the boat which they could not flip back over for 20 minutes before being rescued. Not such a bad situation except for the fact the Daly is home to some bloody big crocs .

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Croc caught in the Daly river late last year , pic NTnew.com.au

In fact at first these blokes were under the impression that the boat capsized due to hitting a log .. well it turns out that log may of  been a 3.5 meter Salt water croc who after the incident was found badly injured further up the river. It was shot by the police ( yay a win for us ! these crocs have been taking local pets lately , I want them gone !!).

After being rescued by local fisho’s the two men were awarded lifetime member ships to the Daly River Swimming Club – the only club in the world no one actually wants to be a part of !!

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Keith Hollingworth and John Hotchkis – pic http://www.ntnews.com.au

Categories: Australian, boat, bush, crocs, Darwin, entertainment, fishing, Only in the Territory, WTF | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

The Coolest House in Batchelor


Last week my I went out to a small town called Batchelor which is near Litchfeild National Park  about 50km from Darwin. It is also near a town called Rum Jungle where my partner Dave reckon s he should live.

I love going out to Batchelor because it means I get to visit one of my favorite houses which belongs to a mate of Dave’s. The house was originally just a wooden frame with a tin roof and a few rocks here and there posing as walls . Since Dave’s mate bought it he has gathered more rocks and built the rest of the walls , cementing them in to give the place a cave like effect. Its awesome , I hope one day we can build something similar. Then again I change my mind every time I see a new house I like .. I guess I’m going to have to win the lotto and buy more than one … 😉

Here are a few pics of the house

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The front of the house

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The side of the house

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The back of the house

The house is on a massive property which is surrounded by flood plains so it is necessary to have an kick- ass truck like this one ……

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The only way to start this truck is with a knife … I have no idea why either but the ignition seems to be missing so that might have something to do with it.

Being surrounded by flood plains and bush in the Territory also means being surrounded by Buffalo ..

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Ok they are a bit hard to see but I wanted to let everyone know what its like to drive in the bush with Dave. He will see one of these buggers 5km away and point it out like I care or something … then he gets all upset when I cant see it – Dave : “How can you not see that ?? Its right there , follow where I’m pointing , no not there , look where I’m pointing !”   Me: ” I AM looking , I can’t see anything .. Oh ok maybe I can see a black dot …  you know what I don’t even care , I hate Buffalo !!”

Which is pretty much the truth , I’m an animal lover but buffalo aren’t my favorites , they are big stupid angry animals that will stomp the shit out of any living creature in their line of vision … lucky they have crappy eyesight ! They don’t always do this but I have met a lot of people who have been chased or attacked by them and people do get killed sometimes. So I stay the hell away from them.

It’s always nice to get out to this property but sadly it will be sold in a couple of months. Id buy it myself except it is selling for the crazy price of $600 000 ! See what a pile of rocks can do !

Categories: Australian, bush, Darwin, entertainment, funny, Humor, lifestyle, Machinery, Only in the Territory, random, Travel | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

In the End , the Dogs Won The War


 

 

Over the past month 9 pet dogs in the Daly River township mysteriously disappeared without a trace. Aliens have been ruled out now , as it has been discovered an evil 4.4 meter crocodile had taken a liking to people’s pets. And not because these dogs were wandering around a river bank , nope , this croc was that cheeky a bloke spotted him one night lying under a mango tree in his backyard ! When I first moved to the NT I remember asking if crocodiles hung out in people’s yards and I was laughed at. Well this is the second report of this happening in the last 6 months – remember in March I blogged about the family that woke up to a salty in their lounge room ?? So the person who laughed at the thought  is probably not the right person to advise any newbie to the NT about croc safety …

I personally wanted to hunt down this horrible animal and kill him myself ( not that I have any idea how to – aim and shoot ??) but the experts bet me to it. Yesterday was a victory for the dogs of Daly River as the croc was trapped and caught by rangers. You can check out the video here.

On the way to the croc farm the rangers had to get fuel and pulled into the servo , croc and all …….

 

Pic http://www.ninemsn.com.au

Yep , only in the Territory ……..

 

 

Categories: Arnhem Land, Australian, bush, crocs, entertainment, Only in the Territory, random, WTF | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

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