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Stepping on a Huge Snake at Sugarloaf Point Lighthouse!

Like many first-time visitors to Australia, we had certain expectations of what we’d find here. Of course one of the things we’ve heard is that Oz has more poisonous critters than just about anywhere else. So stepping on a large snake might cause sudden death… from a heart attack, if nothing else. Even though we’ve …

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Kangaroos & Wallabies on the Beach at Sunrise

In our continuing quest to experience Australian wildlife in its natural habitat, we’re eager for our first kangaroo sighting. We’ve heard that Cape Hillsborough National Park is a slam-dunk. Every morning at sunrise, a mob of wallabies and kangaroos gathers on the beach to feast on mangrove seed pods, seaweed and coral sand dollars. All …

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Magnetic Island Koalas in the Wild

There are times when the most practical way to view certain animals is in a zoo or sanctuary (like our recent encounter with Tasmanian Devils). But there’s something really special about experiencing wildlife… in the wild. That’s most feasible when the species in question frequents known accessible areas and isn’t dangerous to humans. And it’s …

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Duck-Billed Platypus Hunting in Australia’s Atherton Tablelands.

One of our primary missions while caravanning Down Under is to see as much indigenous wildlife as we can. Not in a zoo or sanctuary, but in the wild, whenever possible. We especially want to see animals that are completely different than anything in North America, and Australia is chock full of them. So began …

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