"This land is cursed; the animals hop not run, birds run, not fly and the swans are black not white. This land is cursed and I'll have nothing more to do with it," wrote William Dampier, one of the first Europeans to ever explore the continent of Australia, back in 1688.

In case you didn't know, 26 January is the national day of Australia. And what could be a more beautiful way to celebrate the occasion than by honoring all the little things that make this country the beautiful, interesting and absolutely bizarre place that it is. With that being said, Bored Panda invites you to look through some of our favorite photos shared by people on the interwebs proving that Australia isn't just another country, but a whole different world. As per usual, don't forget to leave a comment here and there and vote for your favorite pics!

#1

Saw This On My Local Facebook Page

Saw This On My Local Facebook Page

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OpalTheRainwing
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4 months ago

XDD

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#2

This Interesting Plant Is Native To Australia

This Interesting Plant Is Native To Australia

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OpalTheRainwing
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4 months ago

I NEED ONE

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#3

This Is How Much Food You Can Get For The Cost Of A Pack Of Cigarettes In Australia

This Is How Much Food You Can Get For The Cost Of A Pack Of Cigarettes In Australia

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Maiun
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4 months ago

As it should be, cigarettes need to be prohibitively expensive and the tax on them to treating smokers for both their addiction and the illnesses they cause.

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#4

A 6 Month Old Baby Kangaroo I Am Raising Is Very Impatient At Bottle Time....

A 6 Month Old Baby Kangaroo I Am Raising Is Very Impatient At Bottle Time....

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pandamonium.
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4 months ago

Awwww

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#5

Too Hot For Jesus In Queensland!

Too Hot For Jesus In Queensland!

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Abhainn
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4 months ago

I love this. it also made me think of "me Tarzan, you Jane"

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#6

Rainbow Wrasse Caught Off Christmas Island

Rainbow Wrasse Caught Off Christmas Island

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pandamonium.
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4 months ago

That is an absolute beauty.

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#7

An Emu Egg I Found A Few Years Back In Australia

An Emu Egg I Found A Few Years Back In Australia

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pandamonium.
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4 months ago

That is absolutely beautiful!

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#8

Camping In Australia

Camping In Australia

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Max
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4 months ago

I wanna boop that round head

Noelle Penny
Community Member
4 months ago

Me too

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Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
4 months ago (edited)

We have heaps of Rainbow Lorikeets on our street, so pretty. Except when they eat all the nectarines from my tree lol.

pansexualandproud
Community Member
4 months ago

aww so pretty

OpalTheRainwing
Community Member
4 months ago

🌈+🦜= this

A Jones
Community Member
4 months ago

Indeed

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Nela Rothenbach
Community Member
4 months ago

If that was really it I would love to go camping there, but then there are snakes and spiders and God knows what and they all want to kill you...

Bunny Wood
Community Member
4 months ago

Yeah-thats not really the problem-those things typically stay away. Its the ants you have to watch for..

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Bunny Wood
Community Member
4 months ago

Lorrikeets are the bully boys of the parrot world.

Rhon
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4 months ago

Yeah they have very big attitude for a little bird! Bossy and noisy!

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Ariana Grande
Community Member
4 months ago

And THAT'S where rainbows come from! FINALLY!!!

Bron
Community Member
4 months ago

They’re such characters. They hop instead of walk and are scared of nothing. They carry on making such a racket and this morning, you’d think they were all fighting with the noise (they often wrestle, as do some of our other parrots) but nope, each one was eating flower nectar (in a large tree where I work). Dunno what they were going off at. All quiet once they had finished their drink.

Demongrrrrl
Community Member
4 months ago

'Ello, mate! Where's the lager?

Night Owl
Community Member
4 months ago

Beautiful birds! I love the colors

Dana Grunwald
Community Member
4 months ago

They are so pretty!

glowworm2
Community Member
4 months ago

Rainbow Lorikeets! Adorable.

NinjaWolfy94
Community Member
4 months ago

This makes me miss my 2 little misfits :'( We had 2 pet rainbow lorikeets until maybe 5 months ago. They were beautiful and loving (until they got over excited and started biting...). RIP Freddy and Lily <3 At least Freddy isn't lonely anymore. He was for a few months after Lily passed, but then he got out of his cage when the dogs were playing and they scared him :'(

Chris Maddock
Community Member
4 months ago

Raiunbow Lorikeets - Agressive critters too. lovely to look at but they are the wilds hoolagans. If they could drive cars and wield baseball bats, no letterbox would be in one piece.

NinjaWolfy94
Community Member
4 months ago

This description is insanely accurate. Thank you for this.

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Vicki Perizzolo
Community Member
4 months ago

while they scream hysterically at you for NOT sharing!

Morgan
Community Member
4 months ago

Much better than ants!

Sasy
Community Member
4 months ago

They are a fascinating bird, I have never really paid them any mind until the last few years when at any given time they can turn up. They seem to like pairings, even if you end up with 6 or more on your balcony they will be in pairs, they are also bullies, definitely a pecking order when it comes to who decides who gets to eat first. They are easily trained too which is amazing, they used to land on our kitchen window wanting to be fed, and I through gestures retrained them to the other side of the building to the balcony, so bizarre how easy to do. Some are very trusting will eat from your hand, some won't at all. Definitely way cooler than pigeons but also very messy so not good to get them to know you will feed them, it was getting up to 16 at one time that I had to stop :( now they torture me with guilt.

Colleen Hudson
Community Member
4 months ago

Don't leave any food unsecured overnight, possums will devour it and spread the wrappers etc everywhere

Luthian
Community Member
4 months ago

We took a Japanese exchange student camping and she had a quarter of a chicken on her plate just about to start eating when a kookaburra swooped down and flew off with it.

Gregory Hewitt
Community Member
4 months ago

they're so amusing and so LOUD !

TheGirlFromTheNorth
Community Member
4 months ago

OMG THOSE BIRDIES ARE SO CUTE!!!!!

Grace
Community Member
4 months ago

U.S.=Racoons Australia=Parrots

The 5-star rated 5-star rating system
Community Member
4 months ago

Birds in Australia are something else.

Zayd Long
Community Member
4 months ago

True

Pearl Of the SeaWing RainWings
Community Member
4 months ago

I think they've turned the RainWings into birds...

Siddharthkrishna Kodathala
Community Member
4 months ago

Rainbow Parrots, I want one!

Marlowe Fitzpatrik
Community Member
4 months ago

Yupp, I can confirm that.

Jag Yu
Community Member
2 months ago

here where im from, i just have to worry about ants and mosquitoes

Fran Morasco
Community Member
2 months ago

wow

Little Panda Bear
Community Member
3 months ago

RAINBOW LORIKEETS

Gloria J Williams
Community Member
4 months ago

Pretty, pretty,, pretty birds.

Faye Iser
Community Member
4 months ago

Funny!!!!

Christine Ladyman
Community Member
4 months ago

My favourite!

Storm Rise
Community Member
4 months ago

Rainbow Lorikeets are curious about everything!

backatya
Community Member
4 months ago

cool birds

Barbar Stewart
Community Member
4 months ago

Awww

miss miss
Community Member
4 months ago

Love love love

Janet Chaney
Community Member
4 months ago

camping is for the birds!

Martha Higgins
Community Member
4 months ago

Gorgeous birds! What are they?

Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
4 months ago

Rainbow lorikeets.

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Jane W.
Community Member
4 months ago

Oh, if just ONE bird like that would turn up at my picnic, I'd be so happy. But you Aussies get THREE!

Teresa Montalvão
Community Member
4 months ago

Wonderworld!

B Jones
Community Member
4 months ago

Their pigeons are much better looking than ours.

Joe Reaves
Community Member
4 months ago

They're a lot prettier than the seagulls that steal food round here. Those ones appear to have a few more manners too. Our gulls are less like guests and more like ram raiders.

Jus
Community Member
4 months ago

So lovely

Tammy Hawkins
Community Member
4 months ago

Cute set of table cloth clips, I think though, one is missing...LOL

Donna Reynolds
Community Member
4 months ago

Somebody’s been in the paint box.

chiizkake
Community Member
4 months ago

they'll be rubbish putting up the tent tho

Fixin'Ta
Community Member
4 months ago

Those are adorable! But everything else would be trying to kill you.

NinjaWolfy94
Community Member
4 months ago

Not really actually. So long as you don't bother the wildlife, other than the occasional food stealing or guilting you into giving them food, most creatures will leave you alone.

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Layla Corman
Community Member
4 months ago

Ok...now I'm really jealous! I want to go so bad! (With my dad who was born there, all his fam is there and hasn't been back since he was 12)

Grumble O'Pug
Community Member
4 months ago

beats raccoons invading your camp!

k1ddkanuck
Community Member
4 months ago

Their little birdy expressions appear entirely displeased. I'm sure the opposite is true though!

marianne eliza
Community Member
4 months ago

And here it would be Blue Jays.

Boopie Dew
Community Member
4 months ago

Those colors are so vibrant. Very cool!

haha laser go brrr
Community Member
4 months ago

God I love rainbow lorikeets

RavenClaw
Community Member
4 months ago

These are lorikeets pretty birbs

TheWeeknd
Community Member
4 months ago

is so preeetttttttttttyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy eeeeee

GalaxyZo
Community Member
4 months ago

aww so cute

The Super Bumblebee
Community Member
4 months ago

OMG

Cat
Community Member
4 months ago

i love you birb

Big
Community Member
4 months ago

Rainbow Lorikeets are stunning birds

Ashley Conover
Community Member
4 months ago

I'd be happy.

AzKhaleesi
Community Member
4 months ago

I love lorikeets

A Jones
Community Member
4 months ago

The party has arrived. haha

Lorelai Purvis
Community Member
4 months ago

pretty birbies!

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#9

"Just Pan Over To The Left Barry"

"Just Pan Over To The Left Barry"

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OpalTheRainwing
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4 months ago

He’s A CAMERA MANN

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#10

Lizards In Australia

Lizards In Australia

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glowworm2
Community Member
4 months ago

Nothing unusual here, just a really big ass lizard going for a stroll.

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#11

This Accursed Land

This Accursed Land

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Maiun
Community Member
4 months ago

Shame everyone didn't leave it alone, it was already occupied after all.

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#12

Spencer Lake In Australia, Naturally Pink

Spencer Lake In Australia, Naturally Pink

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Biana Vacker
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4 months ago

First thought was that awful bubblegum-pink medicine...

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#13

He Came Down Through The Fireplace And Trashed The Place, Ate My Bananas And Jumped On Me At 2am

He Came Down Through The Fireplace And Trashed The Place, Ate My Bananas And Jumped On Me At 2am

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Eva Bryson
Community Member
4 months ago

We have chimney tops screened to prevent such things from happening.

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#14

Wave Rock, Australia

Wave Rock, Australia

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OpalTheRainwing
Community Member
4 months ago

Super slow tsunami

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#15

Meanwhile In Australia

Meanwhile In Australia

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pandamonium.
Community Member
4 months ago (edited)

...You know Australia is going to be fun when it has drunk cockatoos

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#16

It’s So Bloody Hot Here In Australia At The Moment, And I Wondered Why Birds Weren’t Using Our Bird Bath

It’s So Bloody Hot Here In Australia At The Moment, And I Wondered Why Birds Weren’t Using Our Bird Bath

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glowworm2
Community Member
4 months ago

Oh, that's why. It's a snake bath now!

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#17

Still A Better Receptionist Than The One We Had On Check In

Still A Better Receptionist Than The One We Had On Check In

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pandamonium.
Community Member
4 months ago

Hello? May I help you?

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#18

Finally, Something In Australia That Doesn't Want To Kill Me. Banana For Scale

Finally, Something In Australia That Doesn't Want To Kill Me. Banana For Scale

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Jon-Paul McGowan
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4 months ago

Don't be deceived, he'd kill you from the inside out.

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#19

You Know You're In Australia When Frogs Eat Snakes

You Know You're In Australia When Frogs Eat Snakes

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Max
Community Member
4 months ago

froggo.

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#20

Sexy Calendars In Australia

Sexy Calendars In Australia

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pandamonium.
Community Member
4 months ago

wow. it is clear that the kangaroo is THE most beautiful out of everyone. periodt.

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#21

Im Stuck In Europe Because Of Covid And Then My Family Took This Photo And Sent It From Their Camping Trip At Skenes Creek Victoria... Ok, Now I’m Really Homesick

Im Stuck In Europe Because Of Covid And Then My Family Took This Photo And Sent It From Their Camping Trip At Skenes Creek Victoria... Ok, Now I’m Really Homesick

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The Super Bumblebee
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4 months ago

:D

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#22

Two Extremely Cute And Endangered Barking Geckos Waring Up On My Hand On A Cold Morning In Western Australia. These Are The Only 2 I've Ever Come Across So Was Pretty Awesome

Two Extremely Cute And Endangered Barking Geckos Waring Up On My Hand On A Cold Morning In Western Australia. These Are The Only 2 I've Ever Come Across So Was Pretty Awesome

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Persephone
Community Member
4 months ago

Looks like a baby toothless

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#23

Honey, There Is A Kid On Our Bug...

Honey, There Is A Kid On Our Bug...

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pandamonium.
Community Member
4 months ago (edited)

...I'm just going to move to the other side of the Earth. Dont mind me. \("" ̄▽ ̄)/

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#24

Don't Expect Thanks From Loretta If You Find Her

Don't Expect Thanks From Loretta If You Find Her

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OpalTheRainwing
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4 months ago

Loretta where are uuuu!

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#25

As An American, You Guys Are Kinda Weird

As An American, You Guys Are Kinda Weird

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sirfryingpan
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4 months ago

wait, so a hot dog?

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#26

This Tree In The Daintree Rainforest (Queensland, Australia)

This Tree In The Daintree Rainforest (Queensland, Australia)

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Max
Community Member
4 months ago

lemme climb it

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#27

Flushed All The Cane Toads Out Of My Brothers Dam. Some Of Them Took The Easy Way Out - Hitching A Ride On The Back Of A 3.5m Python

Flushed All The Cane Toads Out Of My Brothers Dam. Some Of Them Took The Easy Way Out - Hitching A Ride On The Back Of A 3.5m Python

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pandamonium.
Community Member
4 months ago

Its a noodle train

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#28

An Emu Just Cruising Around My Rural Towns Little Airport

An Emu Just Cruising Around My Rural Towns Little Airport

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pandamonium.
Community Member
4 months ago

Watchu looking at mate?

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#29

Selling Point For Aussie School

Selling Point For Aussie School

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Mila S
Community Member
4 months ago

LMAOO

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#30

This Roo In A River

This Roo In A River

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Max
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4 months ago

"find ur own river mate!"

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#31

My Daughter’s Boyfriend Has Been Helping At His Parents’ Farm In Kingaroy, Queensland. He Took This Shot When The Sheep Came Up To Say G’day

My Daughter’s Boyfriend Has Been Helping At His Parents’ Farm In Kingaroy, Queensland. He Took This Shot When The Sheep Came Up To Say G’day

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Max
Community Member
4 months ago

g'day to you too, m8.

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#32

In Australia, This Is Why We Check Our Shoes

In Australia, This Is Why We Check Our Shoes

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glowworm2
Community Member
4 months ago

Yeah, we don't want to disturb the possibly venomous snake that's taking a nap in there. They can keep the sneaker.

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#33

Summer In Australia

Summer In Australia

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OpalTheRainwing
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4 months ago (edited)

Poor guys

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#34

Typical Road-Side Ditch In Australia

Typical Road-Side Ditch In Australia

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OpalTheRainwing
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4 months ago (edited)

THIS IS TYPICAL!!!!

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#35

Australia. Where Even The Hail Can Kill You

Australia. Where Even The Hail Can Kill You

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Mila S
Community Member
4 months ago

That looks so deadly

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#36

Rose-Breasted Cockatoo, Aka Pink And Grey Galah

Rose-Breasted Cockatoo, Aka Pink And Grey Galah

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OpalTheRainwing
Community Member
4 months ago

Pwetty polly

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#37

March Of The Hairy Caterpillars

March Of The Hairy Caterpillars

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Aly The Pansexual
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4 months ago

🏃🏽‍♀️

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#38

That’s A Blue Ring Octopus, Whose Venom Can Result In Death Within Minutes

That’s A Blue Ring Octopus, Whose Venom Can Result In Death Within Minutes

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pandamonium.
Community Member
4 months ago

WHY ARE YOU HOLDING IT THEN

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#39

Australian Moth

Australian Moth

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Titas Burinskas
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4 months ago

NOPE

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#40

Shopping, Australian Style

Shopping, Australian Style

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hobbitly
Community Member
4 months ago

I believe thongs are slippers right? Here thongs are underwear... which would be a weird warning, haha.

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#41

A Seal Chilling Outside Sydney Opera House

A Seal Chilling Outside Sydney Opera House

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OpalTheRainwing
Community Member
4 months ago

Imagine if he rolls down the stairs :D

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#42

Maybe I’ll Just Hold On

Maybe I’ll Just Hold On

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Caleb Lumpkin
Community Member
4 months ago

seems bout right. i dont feel like gettin bit in my a**

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#43

I See Your Possum Outside Your Window And Raise You Our Break And Enter Culprit Last Night

I See Your Possum Outside Your Window And Raise You Our Break And Enter Culprit Last Night

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glowworm2
Community Member
4 months ago

Aw! Cutest banana thief ever!

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#44

They Did Not Find The $1.47 A Litre Emusing

They Did Not Find The $1.47 A Litre Emusing

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Max
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4 months ago

I need to visit Aussie one day.

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#45

Kangaroos: F’ing Up Your Cars Since 1901

Kangaroos: F’ing Up Your Cars Since 1901

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Some Cool Guy
Community Member
4 months ago

Lost count how many tourists I told not to drive after dark in the outback. Kangaroos love sitting on the warm bitumen at night. And are dumb as a thick plank.

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#46

What Ever Your View On Today Respect Your Neighbours

What Ever Your View On Today Respect Your Neighbours

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pandamonium.
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4 months ago

_(:з」∠)_

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#47

Jesus Sydney Take A Chill Pill

Jesus Sydney Take A Chill Pill

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OpalTheRainwing
Community Member
4 months ago

Oh god that must be a pain in the a** to figure out where ur going

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#48

Felt A Tickle On My Leg, Australia

Felt A Tickle On My Leg, Australia

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pandamonium.
Community Member
4 months ago

nope. nopenopenopenopenope. NOPE

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#49

40 Degrees Up North Vic Today. Had A Little Visitor Come And Smack The Door With His Tail Before Taking A Dip In Our Pond

40 Degrees Up North Vic Today. Had A Little Visitor Come And Smack The Door With His Tail Before Taking A Dip In Our Pond

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Max
Community Member
4 months ago

it's a tegu. doesn't look little tho lol

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#50

New Coat Of Arms For Australia?

New Coat Of Arms For Australia?

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OpalTheRainwing
Community Member
4 months ago

FOGHT FIGHT FOGHT FIGHT

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