This week’s creatures – 24 March 2023 – random urban craziness

It’s been a pretty crazy week – here are some of the more unusual sights.

Bin chicken! In the running for the official 2023 Olympics mascot!
A white Ibis bird from Brisbane
The Bin Chicken!
netcasting spider
The netcasting spider has amazing eyes – it needs them to aim its net web at flying insects during the night
Cyclone Gabrielle forecast map
The weather forecast for Norfolk Island was pretty scary. It ended up being OK for Norfolk, but very wet for New Zealand. (My father’s house is two pixels below the bottom of the nearest arrow. The wind dropped at midnight… momentarily.)
Camera trials at Woolworths
This is a concern – Woolworths is now recording each customer and their purchases, via photo identification. This notice is very ambiguous.
Woolworths cybersecurity concerns
And this is why the camera technology is concerning! Woolworths publishes its passwords with label printers… on the monitor that each customer shuffles past to get to the checkouts. This isn’t a good look for a company that may now be using artificial intelligence for customer profiling.