Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Time Machine Tuesday: G'day Mate!

This week's time machine travels take me to the land down under...it's Australia Day!On January 26, 1788, Captain Arthur Phillip guides a fleet of 11 British ships carrying convicts to the colony of New South Wales, effectively founding Australia. After overcoming a period of hardship, the fledgling colony began to celebrate the anniversary of this date with great fanfare.

So happy Birthday Australia! While there I checked out some of the WEIRD critters living there...check these out!


Do you see what I see?!?! Two freakin' heads!!! How scary is that?!?! I mean, what the crap dude? This greatly disturbed me...if these can have two heads, what if squirrels decide to get two heads, then we'll have freakishly mutated two-headed squirrels to contend with. This may keep me up at night....

So you're swimmin' in the water, having a great time, then BAM! This weird duck-beaver thing comes at you!! I think I saw something like this in a Samual L. Jackson movie once. Luckily these don't live in my creek, but I'll be extra watchful just in case....

These guys are laaaaaid back, but remind me of Paulie from the Sopranos. So stay on your good side, so they don't try to whack you!

Okay, so they don't really have bat wings, I just added those. It's kinda cute...reminds me of my cousin Lola the Corgi mixed with a hamster. I have no idea why, but it does. Minus the wings.

Have a wonderful day, and watch out for two headed squirrels...shudder...


  1. If I had a time machine, Australia is where I would pick to go, too!

    The animals are so unique, as you've shown us!

  2. Happy Australia Day to our furiends down under!!! We agree - they do have some furry interesting animals there.

    Woos, Phantom and Thunder

  3. Hi Anna,

    That was a terrific Time Machine Tuesday! My mom loves Australia and would love to visit there someday. Those are some really freaky critters you found. I hope they don't give me nightmares.


  4. Thanks Anna for a great time machine day! Happy Australia Day to our friends!!! Strange looking animals aren't they? Let's hope the squirrels don't have two heads around here..that's enough to make anyone have nightmares!!!

  5. Happy Australia Day. Our hu-dad has been there a few times (without us - the horror) and says that he was disappointed to discover that kangaroos smell like cattle. He said they are like cows that hop. That always cracks us up. Cows hopping.

  6. I so enjoy your Time Machine Tuesdays!

    Thanks fur the smiles!

    They are so welkhomed!

    Hop On!


  7. Those are some weird lookin' animals that they have down there! I'm freaked out by that two-headed one, too!