Weird Science

Dear Friends,

One of my favourite places in Brisbane is the boardwalk along the river from Southbank to the Queensland Museum and Art Gallery precinct. Every time I go there I see some of the local wildlife.

Have you ever seen a spoon-snake? This one was in the garden near the Queensland Art Gallery Café. While spoon-snakes are extremely rare and elusive, they are also quite tame.

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I didn’t go close enough to this lizard to find out if he was tame. He looked very fierce and I didn’t want to interrupt him while he was perfecting his camouflage skills.

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My favourite creature is this giant silver cicada. He lives on Melbourne Street between the Museum and the Performing Arts Centre. His wings glisten like rainbows and he sings beautifully.

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The most unusual creature I’ve seen in Brisbane was this…

well, I’m not entirely sure what he was.

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Does anyone know?

Justin.

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8 Comments

  1. I really like that area of Brisbane, and it seems so well used by residents and visitors.

  2. I’ve not seen a spoon snake before- he looks like he might make a lot of noise when he is slithering along! The creature at the bottom looks like a cross between a gingerbread man and a candy cane.

    • The spoon snake wasn’t moving so I can’t tell you how noisy he would be, but I think you are probably right Elaine. That last creature certainly looks edible doesn’t he! JB

  3. I think that is a baby picture of me! I’ve never even herd of a spoon snake, but very interesting. Manny!

    • I don’t know, Manny, that baby isn’t very pretty. It couldn’t possibly be you.

      • At least I wasn’t eaten at birth! 🙂

        • There is always a positive outlook to everything!

          • Ouch. Did you just take a bite out of my hair? I know it was sticking up, Carol, but that’s no excuse! 🙂

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