Object on Barkly Hwy NT

Submitted: Wednesday, Apr 19, 2006 at 20:14
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The things you see when travelling Outback, just when your thinking how boring it is travelling that road travelled many times before when all of a sudden you see an object on the road and you straddle it and it only then you hope it didn't run at that precise moment,So you look in the rear veiw mirror and it's still there ,and oh boy is it lucky there was not something else following close like a truck [Geez the suspense must be getting to you eh] well check the link to see what it was ,and it was moved to safety,I found this one about 70klm West of Avon Downs NT on the Barkly Hwy yesterday AND YA GOTTA LOVE IT

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Reply By: Member - Oldplodder (QLD) - Wednesday, Apr 19, 2006 at 20:20

Wednesday, Apr 19, 2006 at 20:20
Well done Doug
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Reply By: Leonora - Wednesday, Apr 19, 2006 at 20:26

Wednesday, Apr 19, 2006 at 20:26
brilliant pic, what camera!!??
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Follow Up By: Member - Doug T (QLD) - Wednesday, Apr 19, 2006 at 21:09

Wednesday, Apr 19, 2006 at 21:09
Camera is a Sony Cyber-Shot 3.2
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Reply By: Member - Loco Locums - Wednesday, Apr 19, 2006 at 20:47

Wednesday, Apr 19, 2006 at 20:47
Onya Doug,
In that first pic, it looks like that devil could just about swallow your Troopie.

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Follow Up By: Member - Doug T (QLD) - Thursday, Apr 20, 2006 at 01:09

Thursday, Apr 20, 2006 at 01:09
That's why I parked well back. Don't like walking too far
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Reply By: Dave198 - Wednesday, Apr 19, 2006 at 22:23

Wednesday, Apr 19, 2006 at 22:23
Fantastic photo Doug. How fast do they move? I like taking photos of lizards along the road, and the shinglebacks move slowly so they are reasonably easy to get. The Bearded Dragon are a bit hit and miss. Sometimes they stay perfectly still for you, but sometimes they clear out quick like Skase.
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Reply By: Willem - Thursday, Apr 20, 2006 at 00:16

Thursday, Apr 20, 2006 at 00:16
Molloch Horridus is his Latin name. I haven't seen one for quite a while.

Good photo, Doug.
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Thursday, Apr 20, 2006 at 00:22

Thursday, Apr 20, 2006 at 00:22
I remember jap tourists on pushbikes with umbrellas for shade along there, but never a thorny when I crossed it!
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Follow Up By: Member - Doug T (QLD) - Thursday, Apr 20, 2006 at 01:06

Thursday, Apr 20, 2006 at 01:06
Well yeh I been travelling that road on and off for years ,first time was 1967 but then was driving a Roadtrain Car Carrier Bris-Darwin for 2 years1980/81 at 2 trips a month and never ever seen one, but looking at the map in the URL below the photo's that's their territory, I always thought they only lived in Cental as Alice and Ayres Rock as thats the only place i ever seen them was on the way to the Rock. So the old saying goes ...you live and learn
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Reply By: Member -Traveller (QLD) - Thursday, Apr 20, 2006 at 08:22

Thursday, Apr 20, 2006 at 08:22
Great work Doug. This site just keeps getting better!
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Reply By: Member - Beatit (QLD) - Thursday, Apr 20, 2006 at 08:27

Thursday, Apr 20, 2006 at 08:27
G'day Doug,

An impressive photo but I'm even more impressed that you spotted it, was hoping to see one on our last trip and never did. Had to settle for a perenty and a frill neck.

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Reply By: Bob Y. - Qld - Thursday, Apr 20, 2006 at 22:17

Thursday, Apr 20, 2006 at 22:17
Top photo, Doug. Really composed it well.

Used to see the odd one between the Rockhampton Downs turn-off, and 3-Ways, back in the 80's. We took a few photos then but nowhere near the class of this one.

Have saved it into my pics, under "Doug's Devil"

Hooroo...
Seen it all, Done it all.
Can't remember most of it.

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