Red Crate Hiding

This sneaky red crate was trying (unsuccessfully) to hide in the leaf litter of a section of the Botanic Gardens. I managed to sneak up on it and take this through the fence.

View all photos taken: Thursday, 30th November 2006, This photo: 1:11pm

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  • looby88 said:
    its probably sitting on eggs or something, you may catch a glimpse of the young soon
  • a777thunder said:
    Looby is right you know David, you can tell by the black plastic, thats their nesting material.
  • David de Groot said:
    ooooh! red crate hatchlings! I'll have to keep my eye out for them.
  • David de Groot said:
    Obviously closer inspection will be required Kev!
  • benefit of hindsight said:
    question is, will they be a pure-bred red or a hybrid checkered red-black ?
  • David de Groot said:
    Maybe that's where the brown ones comes from - cross-breeding...
  • a777thunder said:
    Thats correct dave , sometime they can be picked by the seemingly milk coloured stains near their abdomen, On their bottom cross hatching that is.
  • Findo said:
    well spotted!
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks :) I've found I can't help but notice these things now.