Paws, claws, feathers and fins


A Honeyeater??

Nice work.


Nah, it was grey and tan - like a thrush. Let me find a pic.


One of these.
Also here’s some advice for free - never look up ‘thrush’ and choose 'images.


So was it a Song Thrush a Grey Shrike Thrush an Island Thrush, a Blue Rock Thrush or a Bassian Thrush??

Or a Blue-and-white Flycatcher, or a Narcissus Flycatcher, or a Eurasian Blackbird, which are also in the Thrush family although not exactly common or Native, … ???

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm, … :face_with_raised_eyebrow:

Lol. :smirk:


It’s the one in the picture!! I don’t know anything about these matters!


Well,… here’s a trip, … The one in the pic is actually a Leewins Honeyeater

What we always called (and they still are called) a Wattle Bird.

So, … there ya fkn go, eh?? Whew!! That was totally unexpected.

Big Friday night this one. :smile:


Yep, I think it was a Wattle Bird. It was a while ago. My brain’s a little mushy.


Having just watched the latest Vikings before catching up here, things are actually looking up.


just got myself a 65L aquarium and hoping to start a small native set-up. not large natives obviously, more like rainbows, archer fish and gudgeons.

anyone have something similar set-up? i had tropical fish many years ago and they were quite easy to maintain. hoping these are much the same.


Ben is going to hate you.
You can’t put the natives in segregated pens.
And have you taken them from their families to force them to live in your white world?

You monster!


it’s OK though, i will recognise their capture date with a public holiday.


Not sure about rainbows and gudgeons, but I think that’s too small a tank for Archer fish.

I haven’t kept fish for years, but jnr and his mum wanted to get some so I recently set up a 160L tank. Mostly African Cichlids of different types and colours.



I used to catch local gudgeons and put them in with my Oscar. They survived fine as long as the Oscar was full of other gudgeons.





That is just so fantastic


gotta love cats


There’s hope for Walt Disney yet. Anyway, 8 lives to go.

Fluffy the cat thawed out after being caught in Montana snow

about an hour ago


A cat covered in snowballs lying on a tiled floor.|700x467
Photo: One of the vets that treated Fluffy said her owners were not to blame. (Facebook: Animal Clinic of Kalispell)

Veterinarians in Montana have revived a cat named Fluffy that nearly froze to death after being covered from head to tail in ice and snow.

Key points:

  • Fluffy the cat’s temperature was not registering on the vet clinic’s instruments
  • Temperatures in the Montana town of Kalispell dropped below freezing while Fluffy was outside
  • One of the vets that treated then cat said her owners did nothing wrong

Jevon Clark of the Animal Clinic of Kalispell said the cat was unresponsive and its body temperature did not register on the clinic’s thermometers when its owners brought it in.

Staff warmed the cat using towels, cage warmers and intravenous fluids.

Fluffy is normally a little crabby, so when it began growling after about an hour, Dr Clark knew it would be fine.

“These crabby cats are survivors,” Dr Clark said.

After the clinic’s staff picked the ice off Fluffy’s coat and it started moving around, they sent it to an emergency clinic to help raise its body temperature.

A damp cat has its head held up as someone warms it with a hair blow dryer in room at a vet surgery.|700x467 Photo: She had plenty of reason to be upset, Fluffy is typically a crabby cat anyway. (Facebook: Animal Clinic of Kalispell)

The cat was discharged to its owners the same night and when Dr Clark checked in a few days later, Fluffy appeared to be back to normal.

The clinic posted pictures of the recovery on its Facebook page.

Vet suspects something ‘traumatic’ could have caused Fluffy to pause

The owners came home early last Thursday to find Fluffy had been crusted onto a hard-packed snowbank, as though the cat had been sitting in one spot for a long time while the blowing snow drifted up around it.

“She [was] crouched down looking like she’s hunting something or something’s in the snow bank,” Dr Clark said.

“And then they realised ‘oh my gosh, she’s not moving’.”

It was not clear how long the cat had been there, but the temperature that afternoon in Kalispell was just below freezing.

A fluffy cat sits on a vet table as a woman holds it.|700x467 Photo: Fluffy was transferred to a specialist after the initial treatment. (Facebook: Animal Clinic of Kalispell)

Dr Clark said Fluffy was three years old and had always lived outdoors. The cat was living outside the house when new owners moved in within the last couple of years and adopted it.

The owners did not want to be identified. Dr Clark said they did not do anything wrong and he suspected “something traumatic happened” that caused Fluffy to curl up outside.

“Either something fell on her or she fell or something chased her and she got injured … [and ] she couldn’t get back to her normal little hiding spots that she goes to.”

Fluffy’s owners plan to try to keep the cat inside for now.


Topics: animals, veterinary-medicine, snowfall, united-states

First posted about 2 hours ago


I’ve owned cats.

Good luck with that.