So Young but so Brave

Thursday, December 06, 2007 / Posted by Rambo / comments (6)

While not directly related too paddling, this post is one of those things that make you appreciate the world we live in.

This happened yesterday outside my front door and it stayed with me all day provoking thoughts of sadness, anger, admiration and a renewed respect for Nature and the way in which she works.

It played out like this .... my first thoughts were to bash the Python and try and save the Mother Possum, but why should i interfere with the natural course of Nature. The python has every right to a meal it obviously stalked and on closer inspection the Possum had already been asphyxiated and crushed by the snake and was deceased.

As i watched in amazement, a baby possum appeared from the bush nearby where it had obviously fled when the mother was dragged into the open. It proceeded to defend its mother as best it could and it was a beautiful but sad thing to watch, as its brave but futile efforts had no bearing on the outcome.

Within half an hour the Python had swallowed the Possum whole and crushed it to a small size within its powerful body.

Another baby appeared out of the bush, so i gathered both, placed them in a Woolen Beanie and rang the Wildlife Warriors who came and collected then within an hour, as they were still being teat fed when their mother perished and need proper attention. They said i did the right thing to allow Nature to take it's course and inspected the Python who was still lying satisfied on the path to my front door.

Still, a gamut of thoughts and emotions effected me throughout the day reflecting on how fickle our own life is and the powerful emotions we experience when our own families are under threat.

What a brave little Possum .. i know he and his little sibling will survive and take their place in the big wide world out there. He certainly taught me a thing or two.


Watch the little fellow fight. That's him bottom left corner of the video.

Python with a full belly.

Team Camel Toe Do Harvey Bay - OC6 Video

Sunday, December 02, 2007 / Posted by Rambo / comments (9)

I went for a laid-back feel for this one keeping the mood in line with the music from "Salmonella Dub". I had 3 Cams blazing. A GoPro Hero3 facing rearwards on the front Iako, another one on a pole mount behind the steerer and a Sony wide-angle BulletCam on the Ama pointing at seats 1 to 4. All this was edited down to 4 mins covering mainly the start and the turns.

Turn the sound up loud ... enjoy.

As always if you can't watch it here go here for HQ full Screen.

Let it Download first, then play for stutter free play back or save a copy

Any Comments on my Steering??? Hahaaaaa.
Jim Foti ... I ain't !!

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