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.

Sample post on facebook

garden lizards

Awesome news – this post was actually published on wordpress (via CMS entry) and has now magically appeared on Facebook.

What a marvellous toolbox of goodies! (Also: testing image reposting.)

Lizards are the feature image.

It’s important that the lizards make an appearance too.

This week’s creatures – 10 February 2023

caloundra with me larissa and julian

Been a long time between posts! Here are some creatures from the last couple of months.

This week’s creatures – 18 July 2022!

Some of the random animals we have seen in the last couple of months!


This week’s creatures – 25 March 2022 – Bandy Bandy, Stick Insect, Wasps!

Bandy Bandy snake on Mount Cootha

It’s been a while! Here are some shots.

This season’s creatures – 8 November 2021 – spiders, emus, water dragons!

This spider is in a funnel shaped web on Mount Cootha

It’s been a long time between updates!

Travel restrictions have made it very difficult to go diving or hiking in gnarly places. However, we have seen some pretty random stuff on some local travels. Here are some of the highlights.