Today’s post is all about Animals growing up on a cane farm in north Queensland we had all types of animals the cuddly cute types and also the scary dangerous types of Animals on the farm here are the cute cuddly ones we had (these are just pics from the internet not of the actual Animals we had):
We had many types of dogs on the farm we had a German Short-Haired Pointer called Angie.
We had a few Rottweilers over the years Mama Cass (Mama Cass had 8 puppies on my 8th birthday) and Emma.
We had one Chiwawa called Hoey named after the Chiwawa Ren Hoek in Ren and Stimpy he was so brave for a little guy he took on a pack of pig dogs to try and save his human family.
We had a lot of cats over the years to many to mention but we loved them all. We had a Tabby called Tom he was special as he loved our dogs and was always cuddling up to them who said cats and dogs can’t be friends.
We had a pure white cat called Bianca (means white female in Italian) she had different coloured eyes and wasn’t blind or deaf and she was a true survivor (just like her human mum me is) she and her kittens went missing for days we think she took on a dingo to save her kittens she came back to us all scratched up and almost dead she slept on my bed for days and came to and was all good she lived until she was 20 years old.
We had a Wallaby called Yo Yo he went with us everywhere he would hold onto my dresses and I would pull him around he came with me to school when Mum had tuck shop duties at school.
We had a lot of Guinea pigs over the years the poor things didn’t last long as either our dogs or neighbours dogs or snakes would get to them.
We had one rabbit called Easter.
We had ducks which would swim in a old bath tub in our back yard.
We had Chickens and Rosters the chickens would supply us with and eggs and the rosters would chase us lol.
We had lots of Green Tree Frogs around the house and yard they used to live in our toilets and bath tub upstairs.
We had lots of different types of Butterfly’s around the place too my fave the Blue ulysses butterfly.
I always loved seeing Christmas Beetles as that meant it was almost Christmas time and they are so pretty to look at.
Now for the scary dangerous ones:
We had lots of rats around which is why we had lots of cats to chase them and eat them I hate them they used to chew our electric cables and I was cleaning through my stuff one day and found a whole family of them in my box of stuffed animal toys and teddy bears as I put my hand in mummy rat went crawling up my arm and down my back I never in my life screamed and sweared so loud lol.
We had lots of spiders of different types mostly huntsman’s but this one year we had a horde of spiders that would live on the toilet roll handle and come out at you and hiss they were very scary we had to wear shoes everywhere and not put our clothes on the floor.
We had lots of snakes all different types green tree snakes which were beautiful to look at from afar and we had eastern brown, taipans, red belly blacks, carpet snakes just to name a few we couldn’t go for a walk at night as there would be thousands of them on the dirt road.
We had lots of wild pigs around the country side I was walking one day and came across a mummy pig and her baby pig and I was chased by mummy pig I had never run so fast in my life.
We had a few dingo’s around the country side as well.
We had plover birds around the cane farm nesting in the cane fields they were ok unless you went near a nest then they would attack you which happened a few times making me run home.
We had lots of bugs I was always getting bitten by something scorpions in the pool, praymantis on the windows, elephant and rhinoceros beetles that our dogs had trouble with to just name a few.
We had tons of cane toads around every day I would have to get the broom to get one out of our down stairs shower they are so gross.
With wild pigs came pig hunting dogs that are trained to hunt and kill the wild pigs in our area the problem was is that the people who owned the pig dogs didn’t care about them and would just let them go and leave them to kill people’s pets and livestock we lost our Chiwawa and our neighbors lost their cow and calf.
Here is a song called Animals 🙂
Here is my other blog about my current Animals in my family: