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The Greyhound

The Greyhound

First Dog On The MoonNov 9, 2008

  Greyhound racing has been banned in Massachusetts. A ballot, aptly named Grey2K SA was passed on November 4, the same time Barack Obama was made president. Coincidence? I do

Otto the Octopus

Otto the Octopus

First Dog On The MoonNov 2, 20089 Comments

Then there is the story of Mohammed Hussain. Apparently, Mr Hussain was a self-described poet who was detained on Nauru by Australian authorities under the Howard gov

Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes)

Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes)

First Dog On The MoonOct 30, 20085 Comments

I am supposed to be making a video for Crikey today as it is two Thursdays since the last one (David Speers being mean to a toile

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Potato Cod (Epinephelus tukula)

Potato Cod (Epinephelus tukula)

First Dog On The MoonOct 26, 20086 Comments

And we looked at all the firstdog merchandise and none made the cut. Come on! Chicken Parma for Obama? That is gold! Oh well, its the ABC I suppose. The whole segment was about 1

Burrowing Bettong  (Bettongia lesueur)

Burrowing Bettong (Bettongia lesueur)

First Dog On The MoonOct 22, 20083 Comments

That first bit is not entirely true. This photo was sent to me in an email with a couple of links and NOTHING ELSE! I thought it was Marsupial Spam! A new cunning and extremely clev

Gilbert's Potoroo (Potorous gilbertii)

Gilbert’s Potoroo (Potorous gilbertii)

First Dog On The MoonOct 19, 200886 Comments

      And then there is also the video I made for Crikey video of the day. I make a video every second Thur

Gigantic Long Beaked Echidna (Zaglossus hacketti)

Gigantic Long Beaked Echidna (Zaglossus hacketti)

First Dog On The MoonOct 13, 20082 Comments

The Upper Pleistocene era in Australia is characterised by a cornucopia of gigantic mammals and reptiles and big XXXXXXL stuff like birds running about. Perhaps Rural And Regional A

The Spotted-Tailed Quoll (Dasyurus maculatus maculatus)

The Spotted-Tailed Quoll (Dasyurus maculatus maculatus)

First Dog On The MoonOct 9, 20087 Comments

I was on the train the other day, and there is this guy who coolly ambles toward the train, not in a hurry mind you, even though the train was about to leave. He was so cool in fact

Sulphur Crested Cockatoo (Cacatua galerita)

Sulphur Crested Cockatoo (Cacatua galerita)

First Dog On The MoonOct 5, 20087 Comments

This particular bird and its friends have recently figured out that you can chew all the way through the outside of a coconut until you can stick your head inside and eat it. This o

Green Tree Ants (Oecophylla smaragdina)

Green Tree Ants (Oecophylla smaragdina)

First Dog On The MoonOct 1, 20088 Comments

Bonus points for identifying the plant and the disease it has. I also took a photo of a cockatoo with it's head inside a coconut, but that is story for another time. The Green