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Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Friday, 23 September 2011

Our two great books are available

Hi Cuckooites,if you do not have your copies of our two books ,
Memory's from the past and All our yesterdays we have just had a fresh set of books published.These books are packed with photo's ,story's and trivia from our time growing up on the Cuckoo estate,you can purchase these books for eight pounds each and this includes shipping .
Order yours by contacting .
Jackie Stringer at  Busysmiths@aol.com
 
Everyone will cherish these books and make great gifts to family and friends.
 
Tommy

Thursday, 22 September 2011

Fw: : CHITO the croc whisperer

Freddy Reese sent this in,amazing
 

Heh guys now this is "THE REAL CROCODILE MAN".  Possibly you knew or heard of him Charlie when you lived in QLD.?

 Subject: Fw: RE: : CHITO the croc whisperer
 
 
 
 
 
  
The Crocodile Whisperer

Rather than trying to
tame wild stallions, fearless Cairns fisherman Chito prefers a playful
wrestle in the water with his best pal Pocho - a deadly 17ft crocodile.




The 52-year-old
 daredevil draws gasps of amazement from onlookers
by wading chest-deep into the water, then whistling for his 980lb buddy 
and giving him an affectionate hug.




Chito made friends
 with the croc after finding him with a gunshot wound
on the banks of the
Barron River Cairns Australia 30 years ago.

He had been shot in
 the left eye by a cattle farmer and was close to death.


But Chito enlisted the
 help of several pals to load the massive reptile into his boat.

He says: "When I
 found Pocho in the river he was dying, so I brought him into my house

"He was very
 skinny, weighing only around 150 lb.
I gave him chicken and fish and medicine for six months to help him recover.

"I stayed by
 Pocho's side while he was ill, sleeping next to him at night.
I just wanted him to feel that somebody loved him, that not all humans are bad.

"It meant a
 lot of sacrifice. I had to be there every day.
I love all animals - especially ones that have suffered."

It took years before
 Chito felt that Pocho had bonded with him
enough to get closer to the animal.





He says: "After a
 decade I started to work with him.
At first it was slow, slow. I played with him a bit, slowly doing more.

"Then I found out
that when I called his name he would come over to me."

At one point during his
 recovery, Chito left the croc in a lake near his house..
But as he turned to walk away, to his amazement
Pocho got out of the water and began to follow him home.

Chito recalls:
"That convinced me the crocodile could be tame."
But when he first fearlessly waded into the water with the giant reptile
his family was so horrified they couldn't bear to watch.
So instead, he took to splashing around with Pocho when they were asleep..

Four years ago Chito
 showed some of his tricks to friends,
including getting the animal to close his eyes on command,
and they convinced him to go public with a show.




Now he swims and plays
 with Pocho as well as feeding him
at the lake near his home in the Lakeland river north west of Cairns QLD .. 



The odd couple have now become a
 major tourist attraction,
with several tour operators, including Crocodile Adventures,
taking visitors on touring cruises to see the pair.




On the Crocodile
 Adventures website it describes the spectacle as:
"One of the most amazing things that no tourist will want to miss,
the adventure show between the man and the crocodile."


ONLY IN NORTH QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA - AMAZING!!!
 
 
 
 
 

Saturday, 17 September 2011

Oldie from the past.Fings at what they used to be.

Enjoy this one from the past.
Tommy
 
 

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Sunday, 11 September 2011

Fw: Fwd: 360 Degrees photos...next gen photography will make you dizzy

 
Angela (Ware)Kelling sent me this simply amazing.
 
 
 
 
 AMAZING,NEVER HEARD OF IT.
I hope you can open this, make sure the picture gets loaded before you click and drag. I only have one word for this, WOW!!!
 
360 Degrees photos..... next gen photography will make you dizzy
    Way cool! A great part of the world to visit. Really fine photo technology. Very much worth a little effort. Five panoramas and then you can choose other views. Pull up pictures, put on full screen, click and drag! I don't know which impresses me the most..... the beauty or the technology. Click on the picture and drag your mouse in any direction and the picture will give you a 360 degree----- Amazing Photography!!! Click on any one of the following----- 
PICTURE NUMBER 1 
PICTURE NUMBER 2 
PICTURE NUMBER 3 
PICTURE NUMBER 4 
PICTURE NUMBER 5 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 

Our visit to Southern California.

Here are some photo's of our recent Home exchange in Southern California,while there Sue and I visited Santa Monica,Santa Barbara, Malibu and San Diego where our son and his family live,I was asked to share the photoshow hope you are not bored.
Tommy
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