jasēlen

jaseelen

jasēlen

lightning, a bolt of lightning.

Today I am in the town of Lightning Ridge. When I get back home on Friday I will probably do a week or two on minerals, such as the opal that can be found in this region. After that, I’m not sure. Maybe more landscape terms.

japāca

japaaca

japāca

wild animal, animal native to the area.

This is a 2-day post, so for Saturday and Sunday, OK? Maybe even Monday.

pa þō jekiēn japāci jawāññīwi nā;
This land has many unfamiliar animals.

Penguins:

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Sea Lion pup:

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Wedge-tail eagle:

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Lorikeets:

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Emu:

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Fish (whose specific name I forgot already):

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Bats! Flying foxes they’re called and they roost en masse in the trees near our hotel in Cairns:

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Ulysses butterfly:

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Tree frogs:

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A “dragon”, or monitor lizard:

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A parentie, the largest lizard in Australia:

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Some kangaroos:

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(I didn’t get any good pictures of wallabies. BTW, the difference between a wallaby and a kangaroo: one plays rugby league and the other plays rugby union.:)

Koalas:

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A cassowary:

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I saw several echidnas but didn’t get any good pictures.

And a platypus:

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or
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