Category Archives: beaver

Australian Beaver Almost Extinct

Platypuses (Australia’s marsupial beaver) were once considered widespread across the eastern Australian mainland and Tasmania, although not a lot is known about their distribution or abundance because of the species’ secretive and nocturnal nature.

Australia’s devastating drought and associated fires are having critical impacts on the iconic platypus, a globally unique mammal, with increasing reports of rivers drying up and platypuses becoming stranded.

“There is an urgent need for a national risk assessment for the platypus to assess its conservation status, evaluate risks and impacts, and prioritise management in order to minimise any risk of extinction,” Dr Gilad Bino of the UNSW Centre for Ecosystem Science said.

Alarmingly, the study Dr Bino was involved in estimated that under current climate conditions and due to land clearing and fragmentation by dams, platypus numbers almost halved, leading to the extinction of local populations across about 40 per cent of the species’ range, reflecting ongoing declines since European colonisation.

Under predicted climate change, the losses forecast were far greater because of increases in extreme drought frequencies and duration, such as the current dry spell.

Dr Bino added: “These dangers further expose the platypus to even worse local extinctions with no capacity to repopulate areas.”  Documented declines and local extinctions of the platypus show a species facing considerable risks, while the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) recently downgraded the platypus’ conservation status to “Near Threatened”.

Nice Beaver


Vale Leslie Nielson (February 11, 1926 – November 28, 2010)

The First Beaver for 2010

Beaver; “Here’s looking at you, kid.”

rude beaver

Chasing Beaver

An oldie but a goodie.

Every year should have a beaver post early on.

Thanks, Rob.


Burgled from This Blog Is Eggsalady in her uncontrollable Steve Wozniac fever.

Beavers Galore


Boratkini (PG)

The is sometimes a fine line between nudity and decency.

Borat was a classic example. Now that raincoaster, the squiddly, wet Cthulhuic one, has offended all right-thinking people by publishing the green-clad Kazakhstani on her blog I feel a little bit of equal opportunity is called for.

Seriously, be prepared for a pair of rudely awakened eyes when you go over the fold

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Thinking Beaver

If a tree in an unpopulated forest falls on a French Mime,

and there is no one around to hear it;

does he make a noise?

Porn for Ladies

Listening to some high powered piano playing from Ferrante and Teicher. Theme from Love Story.

OK, I know it’s old but it is thoroughly enjoyable and if you remember the film – – –

Anyway, browsing around the blogoswamp I found that Mistress Cowfish has been picking on thinking about her beloved.

All because she found some [blush] female porn!

Have a look at what women really want, guys.

More Cougar Hunting

Bullfrog’s comment on a previous post referred to a four-year-old TV commercial which was removed from our screens following some complaints to our censorious watchdogs.

The effectiveness of this commercial is shown by the continued use of the catch-phrase at the end.

Here is the infamous “Five Cougars”.

I used another commercial in a previous post; Drop Bears,  Perhaps it is a sign of the times when the ads are more entertaining than the programs!

Australian Beaver, Close-up

The very odd Australian “Beaver”, the Platypus, is shown here in close-up and it is quite fascinating to see the way that strange “duckbill” fits onto the rest of the head.

Just a word of warning.

It is best not to handle a platypus as they have a poison claw.

OOOhhhhhhh – I just noticed. I may have accidentally [ahem] misled some of my readers with the title of this post.

Just as ol’ squid face did.

I’m so not apologising! 

Raincoater, the Video

At the urgings of a certain Schnapps affected eaGle who hovers over the blogoswamp looking for victims sustenance I have pleasure in presenting what will probably be the last of my raincoater posts.

I shall attempt to avoid the terrible tenfold tentacles of fate.

But I am aware I may not survive this one!

The G-Spot

I found it!


Yep, it is down-under.

North of Harvey in the South West of Western Australia.

A Little German Town Named . . .?

 I have seen this before as an email but – here it is as a blog post.

It goes with my previous favourite town sign;


Since that place is frozen over, I suppose I can relax my self-imposed language rules a little.

The newspaper article is even funnier than the sign!!

The town concerned is in the middle of this map


Remembering that what is over the fold is definitely PG,

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