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Another one of my attempts at night shooting, the infamous Cane Toad (Rhinella Marina). These little guys have a very bad rep and whilst it's true they do damage to Australian wildlife - is it their fault? Let's discuss.
Cane toads were first introduced in 1935 in an attempt to control the native Grey-Backed Cane Beetle. These beetles were doing massive damage to sugar cane crops, a main source of income for Australia. Pesticides were not an option at the time due to the potential eradication of non-harmful species.The solution? Introduce a pest controller.
That's where warty comes in.
The plan? Breed a couple of hundred in captivity and they can control the eggs of the Cane Beetle as well as pick off the adults. What could do wrong?
Let's start with the adults - they live four feet off the ground, that's problem 1. The second issue? They ended up paying no attention whatsoever to the cane Beetle larvae, but turned their sights on other Australian wildlife.
Irreversible damage has been caused by these little guys who at the time had no natural predators capable of dealing with their toxin. But, like all things life evolves. Torresian Crows know now to flip the toads and eat the soft underbelly. The red-bellied black snake has evolved to handle the toxicity and regularly kill and eat them. The circle of life goes on, but the lesson?
We do not, can not and will never be able to control nature. We try and massive, massive mistakes are made which cannot be undone. .
And next time you look at a toad with a golf club? They didn't ask to be here. It's not their fault - it's ours.
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I've been offered the opportunity to be a lingerie ambassador.
I've had this opportunity a few times from different companies but as I am very fussy about lingerie I've turned them all down except potentially this one.
What lingerie do you like? Why do you like it? Do you go after sustainable, slow fashion? Or made in your country?
This lingerie is only sold in limited stock. Once it's gone it's gone. I do like that.
What do you think? Should I accept? Would you still follow me if I posted lingerie shots and reviews every now and again?
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There is no better way to end the day than a stroll along the Brisbane River. Watch the city buzz and the restaurants fill as you circle the boardwalk; or jump on a ferry and let it sail you around the river, leaving you to enjoy the beautiful view. Grab a bite to eat at one of the many delicious restaurants that line the river before catching some live entertainment in the city for the evening. Tag a friend to join you for a river walk! 📷 @katyashipilin#MyBrisbane