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(BBC-US)   Australian bin chickens have learned to lick the cane toads   (bbc.com) divider line
    More: Cool, Toxin, Toads, Poison, cane toad, Animal, Australia, cane toads, Amphibian  
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4329 clicks; posted to Main » on 25 Nov 2022 at 9:35 PM (10 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-11-25 9:37:25 PM  
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2022-11-25 9:42:15 PM  
Go, Bin Chickens! At least something can eat those toads.
 
2022-11-25 9:44:25 PM  
Planet Earth : Bin Chicken (4K)
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2022-11-25 9:46:32 PM  
Camel toads on high alert.

... wait... what?
 
2022-11-25 9:48:33 PM  
It's not just bin chickens that have become resourceful.. there are also "trash parrots".

Sulphur-crested cockatoos in Australia are learning how to open garbage bins in Sydney
Youtube l8NOR1L1-sg
 
2022-11-25 9:53:49 PM  
Those Ibis birds are nasty. And nearly fearless. I had to threaten more than a couple in a trip there.

But this does sound like a useful service here
 
2022-11-25 9:57:44 PM  
I know they've bin chickens, what are they now?
 
2022-11-25 9:58:37 PM  
Well, technically they scare the absolute shiat out of them, in this case poison, by shaking them vigorously. Then they go down to the creek and wash iat off. Once rinsed they eat some of the toad, but still avoid the shoulders.

It's awesome!
 
2022-11-25 10:01:49 PM  
Let's hope they don't start licking the camel toads!

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2022-11-25 10:04:37 PM  
I'm assuming this was somewhere near Barstow
 
2022-11-25 10:07:18 PM  

ktybear: Well, technically they scare the absolute shiat out of them, in this case poison, by shaking them vigorously. Then they go down to the creek and wash iat off. Once rinsed they eat some of the toad, but still avoid the shoulders.

It's awesome!


"She believes it is evidence of a "stress, wash and repeat" method that the birds have developed to rid the toads of their toxins before swallowing them whole."

How do they swallow the toads whole but avoid the shoulders?
 
2022-11-25 10:10:38 PM  
It's all fun and games until an Osama bin chicken emerges.
 
2022-11-25 10:11:24 PM  

Petroleum Oligarch: ktybear: Well, technically they scare the absolute shiat out of them, in this case poison, by shaking them vigorously. Then they go down to the creek and wash iat off. Once rinsed they eat some of the toad, but still avoid the shoulders.

It's awesome!

"She believes it is evidence of a "stress, wash and repeat" method that the birds have developed to rid the toads of their toxins before swallowing them whole."

How do they swallow the toads whole but avoid the shoulders?


They eat them upside down.
 
2022-11-25 10:12:48 PM  
Every young toad should go seeking wet sprockets.
 
2022-11-25 10:15:20 PM  
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Now we just need the gorillas to eat the ibis...
 
2022-11-25 10:23:49 PM  

fragMasterFlash: Every young toad should go seeking wet sprockets.


I tried looking but then I fell down.
 
2022-11-25 10:25:12 PM  
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2022-11-25 10:25:29 PM  

Non Sequitur Man: I'm assuming this was somewhere near Barstow


The sky filling with bats tends to be more a southern Australia thing, cane toads live in the tropics in the northern regions of the country.

/I saw the movie Labyrinth at an outdoor cinema event in the Adelaide parklands a few years back, just as the film was starting a ton of fruitbats flew out of the nearby trees and over the crowd, it was a fine start to that movie.
 
2022-11-25 10:39:53 PM  

Aussie_As: Non Sequitur Man: I'm assuming this was somewhere near Barstow

The sky filling with bats tends to be more a southern Australia thing, cane toads live in the tropics in the northern regions of the country.

/I saw the movie Labyrinth at an outdoor cinema event in the Adelaide parklands a few years back, just as the film was starting a ton of fruitbats flew out of the nearby trees and over the crowd, it was a fine start to that movie.


If I ever make it out there, we're gonna hang out in bat country. :)
 
2022-11-25 10:42:40 PM  

foo monkey: Petroleum Oligarch: ktybear: Well, technically they scare the absolute shiat out of them, in this case poison, by shaking them vigorously. Then they go down to the creek and wash iat off. Once rinsed they eat some of the toad, but still avoid the shoulders.

It's awesome!

"She believes it is evidence of a "stress, wash and repeat" method that the birds have developed to rid the toads of their toxins before swallowing them whole."

How do they swallow the toads whole but avoid the shoulders?

They eat them upside down.


That just seems more complicated than it needs to be
 
2022-11-25 10:45:02 PM  
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2022-11-25 10:50:32 PM  
Australian Bin Chickens is the name of my... ahhh, sod it.
 
2022-11-25 10:51:38 PM  

Petroleum Oligarch: ktybear: Well, technically they scare the absolute shiat out of them, in this case poison, by shaking them vigorously. Then they go down to the creek and wash iat off. Once rinsed they eat some of the toad, but still avoid the shoulders.

It's awesome!

"She believes it is evidence of a "stress, wash and repeat" method that the birds have developed to rid the toads of their toxins before swallowing them whole."

How do they swallow the toads whole but avoid the shoulders?


Some eat them whole, some just pick at the them. Either way it gets the job done
 
2022-11-25 11:10:04 PM  
The trick isn't to lick the toad.

The trick is to survive to lick it a second time.
 
2022-11-25 11:15:21 PM  
The only thing I know about bin chickens is what I saw on Bluey. From that I assumed they were a nuisance,
 
2022-11-25 11:20:54 PM  

calufrax: The trick isn't to lick the toad.

The trick is to survive to lick it a second time.


God if anyone had given me that advice the first time I got married...
 
2022-11-25 11:32:09 PM  
Shaun the Hand Emu hates 'em.
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2022-11-25 11:35:56 PM  
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2022-11-25 11:43:10 PM  
"A SONG ABOUT BIRDS"
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2022-11-25 11:50:35 PM  
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2022-11-26 12:03:30 AM  

fatassbastard: Australian Bin Chickens is the name of my... ahhh, sod it.


Midnight Oil/Jimmy's Chicken Shack mashup band?
 
2022-11-26 12:06:49 AM  
Family Guy: Gotta Give Up the Toad (Clip) | TBS
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2022-11-26 12:16:23 AM  
Australian crows just flip the toads over and eat them belly-first avoiding the poison glands
 
2022-11-26 12:44:27 AM  

Bondith: I know they've bin chickens, what are they now?


.exe chickens.
 
2022-11-26 2:27:44 AM  

ISO15693: Bondith: I know they've bin chickens, what are they now?

.exe chickens.


chicken.bat frightens me on a number of levels.
 
2022-11-26 4:28:16 AM  
Australia bin chickens?!! More like Osama been hidin' am I right?!! Wait, what?
 
2022-11-26 5:44:47 AM  
Only Australian wildlife is vicious, ruthless, violent and toxic enough to kill Australian wildlife.
 
2022-11-26 7:00:33 AM  
ok, the bin chicken is kind of a jerk. we get it.
have you ever heard of the canada f*****g goose?
and/or his litle annoying cousin the urban pigeon?
now there's an a*****e for ya.
 
2022-11-26 3:23:09 PM  
There are many types of chickens in Australia..

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2022-11-26 6:11:11 PM  
Looks like an Ibis with a black head to me, but that's Oz for you, Aussies love to display their talent for giving things amusing names. The previous post to this one is a case in point.
 
2022-11-26 7:36:39 PM  

Non Sequitur Man: Aussie_As: Non Sequitur Man: I'm assuming this was somewhere near Barstow

The sky filling with bats tends to be more a southern Australia thing, cane toads live in the tropics in the northern regions of the country.

/I saw the movie Labyrinth at an outdoor cinema event in the Adelaide parklands a few years back, just as the film was starting a ton of fruitbats flew out of the nearby trees and over the crowd, it was a fine start to that movie.

If I ever make it out there, we're gonna hang out in bat country. :)


Thanks muchly for the Total Fark, sincerely appreciated.
 
2022-11-26 7:57:51 PM  

Aussie_As: Non Sequitur Man: Aussie_As: Non Sequitur Man: I'm assuming this was somewhere near Barstow

The sky filling with bats tends to be more a southern Australia thing, cane toads live in the tropics in the northern regions of the country.

/I saw the movie Labyrinth at an outdoor cinema event in the Adelaide parklands a few years back, just as the film was starting a ton of fruitbats flew out of the nearby trees and over the crowd, it was a fine start to that movie.

If I ever make it out there, we're gonna hang out in bat country. :)

Thanks muchly for the Total Fark, sincerely appreciated.


Yer welcome! Have a good romp!
 
2022-11-26 8:07:47 PM  
That was uncanny timing.
 
2022-11-26 9:04:14 PM  

Day_Old_Dutchie: There are many types of chickens in Australia..

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I want the story behind "idiot chicken".
 
2022-11-27 9:26:48 AM  

BarryJV: Day_Old_Dutchie: There are many types of chickens in Australia..

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I want the story behind "idiot chicken".


Yeah, doesn't look like Tony Abbott.
 
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