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Flood Images

Lynda Hawryluk has been linking a number of stories and images from the floods in Queensland and, because I am like that, I am linking some that made me smile.

Of all the startling images to have come out from the Queensland floods, this has to be the most unusual — a green frog hitching a ride on the back of a brown snake.

Computer technician Armin Gerlach was visiting friends in the flood-hit town of Dalby, located in the state's south-east, last week when he spotted the unlikely pair.

"I felt amazement, I just couldn’t believe it," Mr Gerlach told ninemsn.

Mr Gelach said a friend who had been affected by many floods told him animals often helped each other out during disasters.

"It's quite common when you have animals in floods or fires or disasters, they actually get together and don't do anything," he said.

"[My friend] has seen foxes and rabbits forget their hunting instincts during natural disasters," he said.

Mr Gelach said he and his friends were inspecting flood damage on the property, where waters had risen to about 47cm.


BRISBANE Railway Squad's Sergeant Soren Widahl stumbles across two goats and a camel while on foot patrol in the flooded Depot Hill area.

WHERE do you find a police officer, a camel and two goats?

Depot Hill.



--from this gallery here.

The story that you hear today, again and again, is about folk helping folk around here, and these photos, with frogs on snakes, and boats full of kangaroos, amongst others, are a representation of this.


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Jan. 12th, 2011 11:55 am (UTC)
This is kinda adorable.
Jan. 12th, 2011 09:23 pm (UTC)
Jan. 12th, 2011 02:22 pm (UTC)
I like the photos. A slightly different take on the floods. I live in Brisbane, and the river has to be seen to comprehend.

A passerby
Jan. 12th, 2011 09:23 pm (UTC)
you doing alright by it?
Jan. 13th, 2011 03:28 am (UTC)
I am fine - dry and with power. I went to the CBD today - it is about 15 mins walk from my place. There were a fair number of people including families with children, couples walking their dogs, cyclists. Most were looking or taking photos of the river and the flooded areas. I have some good photos too.

Some cafes were open but most of the shops were closed.

A passerby.
Jan. 13th, 2011 08:32 am (UTC)
it's good to hear that you're doing okay. one of my friends lives pretty close to brisbane as well, and she's pretty much in the same situation as you, which is neat.
Jan. 13th, 2011 07:28 am (UTC)
That snake and frog image is so amazing -- and a poignant reinforcement of the fact that we actually know fuck all about the personal lives of aminals
Jan. 13th, 2011 08:30 am (UTC)
yeah, pretty much. of course, i barely know fuck all about any living creature, so...
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