Animals on the farm

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Recently I was lucky enough to visit a friends small farm, where these beautiful animals live. Dogs, Cats, Pigs Sheep & Goats, what more could anyone ask for :o)

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Flowers & a cat

I picked some beautiful Camellia’s & Lavender from my Mum’s garden the other day, so I thought I would photograph their beauty and then one of my cats “Hardy” decided to start posing near the flowers for me, of course I could resist to snap a few extra Cat & flower photos.DSCN2491DSCN2496DSCN2521DSCN2523

The Australian Green Tree Frog

The Australian green tree frog, simply green tree frog in Australia, White’s tree frog, or dumpy tree frog is a species of tree frog native to Australia and New Guinea, with introduced populations in the United States and New Zealand, though the latter is believed to have died out. The species belongs to the genus Litoria. It is morphologically similar to some other members of the genus, particularly the magnificent tree frog and the white-lipped tree frog.

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Australian Dingo”s

The dingo is a wild canine found in Australia whose taxonomic status as a distinct species remains debated. The dingo is the largest terrestrial predator in Australia, and plays an important role as an apex predator. However, the dingo is seen as a pest by livestock farmers due to attacks on animals. Conversely, their predation on rabbits, kangaroos and rats may be of benefit to graziers. The Dingo does not bark, but howls like a wolf. The Dingo’s in these photos are rescued and unable to be returned to the wild.It was probably introduced to Australia by Asian seafarers about 4,000 years ago. Its origins have been traced back to a south Asian variety of Grey Wolf (Canis lupus lupus). Recent DNA studies suggest that Dingoes may have been in Australia even longer.  Today, the main threat to the Dingo comes from their contact with the domestic dog, Canis lupus familiaris. The push of urban settlement from coastal areas and into outback Australia allows for increased interbreeding between the two. This most likely will lead to the dilution of the Dingo gene pool and quite possibly to the ultimate extinction of the Dingo subspecies.
The Dingo has been listed as ‘vulnerable’ with the International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (ICUN).

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The Wallaby

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eating my bread

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Having A Drink

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Scratch me please.

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Just relaxing in the sun

A wallaby is a small- or mid-sized macropod found in Australia and New Guinea. They belong to the same taxonomic family as kangaroos and sometimes the same genus, but kangaroos are specifically categorised into the six largest species of the family. The term wallaby is an informal designation generally used for any macropod that is smaller than a kangaroo or wallaroo that has not been designated otherwise.

I photographed these gorgeous little Wallabies at a Western Australian Wild life sanctuary (where they are cared for by a loving family, after being rescued and not able to be released back into the wild due to some form of  injury)