Cassowary Spotting......found one!!!!!!!!!!!!

Submitted: Tuesday, Jun 01, 2010 at 21:23
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Went into Mission Beach today to try and spot a Cassowary.Have seen many in parks and stuff but never a wild one.We were told we had next to no chance down there but a good chance up Cape trib.
Anyway my dad, daughter and me set off on a rainforest walking track and hadnt gone 50mts when I spotted something that looked wrong in the thick scrub.And on closer inspection, it was a juvenile Cassowary with dad not to far behind him.We managed to get some great shots from no less than 5mts away(and yes we kept very still).They came out of the scrub and crossed the track right in front of us.
Very happy with our sighting.
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Reply By: Alan S (WA) - Tuesday, Jun 01, 2010 at 21:39

Tuesday, Jun 01, 2010 at 21:39
Nick

I remember only 2 years ago sitting in the coro front bar in milton, brisbane and what i refer to a bush turkey crossed the road. Later that day i also saw one in park rd milton.
Saw a heap in Mt Tamborine as well, i didn't think they were hard to find in Qld, especially after seeing them in almost central brisbane.

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Follow Up By: Tadooch - Tuesday, Jun 01, 2010 at 22:10

Tuesday, Jun 01, 2010 at 22:10
Nick, those big buggars don't run around Milton. Toowong maybe, but not Milton.
As for Tamborine, only Dodo birds and the odd teradactil (disguised as a hang glider).

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Follow Up By: Moose - Wednesday, Jun 02, 2010 at 13:18

Wednesday, Jun 02, 2010 at 13:18
Different critters Alan.
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Reply By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Tuesday, Jun 01, 2010 at 22:55

Tuesday, Jun 01, 2010 at 22:55
Hi Nick
You will have to let us all have a look at the pictures, well done.


Cheers


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Follow Up By: Member - Nick (TAS) - Wednesday, Jun 02, 2010 at 09:19

Wednesday, Jun 02, 2010 at 09:19
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Reply By: Fiona & Paul - Wednesday, Jun 02, 2010 at 00:01

Wednesday, Jun 02, 2010 at 00:01
They are really great Nick and I had never heard of them until we went to Cooktown in 2007, SWMBO knew all about them and as I was tracking a bunch of them what had wandered into the beach area (could have been Mission Beach) she was yelling something. I just kept snapping away, getting up close and personal, get all the pics I can now and talk later.

She was warning me not to get too close as they can cause quite an amount of damage with those huge feet. We did get a couple of others crossing the road up through the Daintree, but this was really close. I've learnt my lesson and will always consult with the boss before I rush off next time, whee would we be without them.

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Reply By: Member - Amy G (QLD) - Wednesday, Jun 02, 2010 at 07:57

Wednesday, Jun 02, 2010 at 07:57
That's great. I got lucky on a work trip to the Wet Tropics in April- we saw two Cassowaries and a Tree Kangaroo! The blokes we were with had previously lived there for years and never seen one. Luck of the tourists I think! ;)
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Reply By: Member - Nick (TAS) - Wednesday, Jun 02, 2010 at 09:18

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