Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Get a load of this!!!!!!

Crikey!  Get a load of this!! I was checking out the scenery on my jetty this morning.  Just mindin' my own business when I looked down.  Struth ..... I nearly fell into the drink. You'll never guess what I saw. It was big and scary and there wasn't just one. There were four of 'em.  Fair dinkum!!   We swim in there!!!  Are we mad or what?????

See ...... just mindin' my own business!!
Crikey!!!
Can you see him?? Look close!  It's a sting ray.

You might be able to see this one better, aye??  That's my shadow next to Mum's.

 It was one of THOSE blokes that killed our Steve Irwin.  I'll sure be watching where I put my paws the next time I'm in there.


Wanna run .... Love, Charlie.

42 comments:

  1. Holy Dooley ... she did it!!!!! Crikey you should see her ...... talk about a weirdo!! She's doing a happy dance. OMD ...... am I ever glad you're not here. I'd be sooooooooo embarrassed for her. What did she do you ask???? She scheduled this post and she got EVERYTHING right. Even the time. It worked!! Sometimes she even amazes me!! S'pose I gotta say it ....... Well done, Mum!! There will NOT, however, be a pay rise.

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  2. BOL!!
    Just don't dance too much and get exhausted so that there won't be a beach next time...wait...there might be a stingray in there...YIKES!

    Congrats to your Mum!
    Can she tell me how so I can teach mine?

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  3. Totally Charlie. I knew there was a rational justification for my reluctance to enter water and my dislike of swimming.
    Toodle pip!
    Bertie.

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  4. I knew there was a reason I don't get into water.

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    1. You're a cat Travis ...... Cat's don't like water. They like BACON!!

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  5. Yikes, dat do not look like it'd be fun to see in da water. Maybe I'll stick to my pool.

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  6. So long as you stay away from their tails - pretty neat to see them swimming around like that though but we agree - this is the reason we don't do water - you never know what is lurking below the surface :)

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    1. Yeah!! They are like snakes really. Leave them alone and they leave you alone.

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  7. Eyikessie, youch!!! Charlie, you must be careful, I dunno whats I woulds have done if I'd seen one of dem beasts! You were soooo brave, I certainly won'ts be itchings to swim in a lake any time soon.
    Yours Always,
    Enid xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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    1. No Enid ..... you keep away from those dangerous places, aye?? I don't want you getting hurt.
      Your one and only, Charlie xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  8. How exciting! We saw some on the south coast--and the kids were hand feeding them! But we don't suggest you get in with them.

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    1. Crikey ..... wish you hadn't told Mum that. She'll be out there feeding them next. What were the kids feeding 'em? They are scaredy pants. You just splash the water around a bit and they vamoose!! Just gotta remember to make a bit of noise before you jump in.

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  9. Hari OM
    Crikey Charlie - well spotted!!! Careful with that dancing though, or you might pretzel your legs. Well done to the help; watch out Bill Gates......&*> Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

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    1. Bill Gates .... Too funny Aunty. My Mum ..... Bill Gates????? Yeah ..... like that's even close!!

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  10. Yikes Charlie be careful but they sure are nice to see from a safe distance. Have a tremendous Thursday.
    Best wishes Molly

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    1. They're ok really, Molly. They don't like us as much as we don't like them. They take off as soon as they see you. We just leave them alone. Wish Steve had done the same, aye??

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  11. Yikes! Be careful out there Charlie my mate!

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    1. I'm ALWAYS careful Zoe. I'm a big Wuss but don't tell anyone, aye??

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  12. OMP (oh my pig!) You saw that up close and personal my friend. WOW - please be careful out there. There's some danger lurking in the waters. Shivers - and we are watching Shark Week here in the States this week. XOXO - Bacon

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    1. Sharks are much worse Bacon. Those sting ray blokes are ok. Leave 'em alone and you are ok but sharks. OMD!! They are real nasty blokes, aye??

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  13. Geeze Louise just when I was a wishing we lived where you do....well we don't have those things a lurking but we have huge catfishes in the river.
    stella rose

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    1. Crikey ..... I don't think those catfish are too flash either, aye??

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  14. That's the reason I stay away from water, yiiikes! Is that common that rays are even in shallow water? Have they all a poison sting or are there harmless rays too?

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    1. There is a big manta ray that's harmless. Mum's swam with them but I think most of the others have that poison barb. They are timid though and swim away from you so we just leave 'em alone. We see lots of them around here and they love the shallow water. I think they sunbake.

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  15. Wow! That's great! If you ever travel to the USA again, be sure to visit the aquarium at Baltimore. They have a huge tank with all kinds of rays swimming around and you can watch them from above.

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  16. BRAVO AND CONGRATULATIONS TO YOUR MUM FUR getting the pre post thingy all set up. We have used it fur like 87 years.... and we post DAYs and DAYS worth all at one time... and just fix the time..and date... BUTT every now and then... we make a boo boo and FURGET to do that FURST... and then a post pops up INSTANTLY... BAAAWAAAAH.

    OMD Charlie.... you had Stinging RAYS right there where you swim? CRIKEY that is so SCARY. BUTT we are really glad that you showed them to us.
    THIS is the kinda stuffs that makes BLOGVILLE so much FUN and so very INTERESTING... when we see the stuffs in our furends back yards... or in this case on their jetty. THANK you fur sharing with us.
    No Worries Mate

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    1. Thanks Frankie and Ernie ..... Mum was VERY pleased with herself. She reckons it's going to really help her. Maybe by the time she's been blogging for 87 years she'll be as good you, aye??
      I'm glad you liked seeing our sting rays!!

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  17. OMD! You better be VERY careful!!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley
    Mayorz For All Paws

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    1. I always try to be careful. Especially in safety week, aye??

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  18. Hey Charlie!
    Wow, a big congrats to your Mom for the excellent posting! Technojunk is a hard challenge fur sure. OMD you have stingrays! Now that's cool. Here in my house we love all kinds of neat critters like that, but you definitely gotta be careful going swimmie around them. My peeps are still sad about losing Steve Irwin. He had the critter love and touch fur sure. Thanks for letting us see these rays!
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, Police Commish

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    1. That's a pleasure Sarge. Mum's a bit of a nature freak. She really loved our Steve and was devastated when he died. That's one of the things we love about Blogville too. Reading about all the critters you blokes over there have that we don't.

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  19. Is it the Loch Ness monster!!
    Lily & Edward

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    1. BOL! Lily and Edward ..... too funny!!

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  20. Oh my gosh, please stay on the dock from now on

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  21. Dat's skeery... think I'll stick to my pool... only thang we gots in dere is a ball hog named Whitley!

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    1. Too funny Finley ..... Whitley da ball HOG. Betta watch out for her, aye????

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  22. I cannot imagine seeing anything like this, especially where I was going to maybe put a toe, or a dog! :-) ~~Stay safe!!!

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