Red Crates in an alley

While returning from NextByte on Adelaide St (ordering a 17" iMac for my parents), I was accosted by this stack of red crates who seem to be hanging out with the black crate clan, although the mysterious brown bread crate might be signs of a more sinister development....

View all photos taken: Monday, 6th November 2006, This photo: 10:31am


  • The Central Scrutiniser said:
    i spied a lone red crate the other day as i walked through anzac square on my way to next-byte...

    the plot thickens...
  • benefit of hindsight said:
    Here the crates have possibly made a mistake in revealing their highly advanced acrobatic abilities and the fact that some of them may have developed chamelion-like powers, being able to change their colour at will.
  • looby88 said:
    looks sinister to me too .....
  • David de Groot said:
    Hmmmm, I had just been to Next-Byte.... the plot thickens indeed!

    David, the thing was, most people passing by were completely oblivious to them, maybe it's a form of camouflage by obviousness ?

    Definitely Helen!
  • Margot- said:
    The red crate invasion has begun! Muhahaha!
  • Louise. said:
    Red crates...mmm...OK guys.
  • David de Groot said:
    hehehe I see you're yet to be bitten by the red crate bug ;)

    Not surprisingly, there's a group all about them - A day in the life of a red crate
  • The Central Scrutiniser said:
  • Louise. said:
    I found one too! I was so excited when I saw it (the red crate bug has struck again).
  • David de Groot said:
    Mwhahahaha :-)

    These red crates won't get away with much now, not with an army of flickr photographers on their case!
  • The Central Scrutiniser said:
    there is a very healthy colony of red crates living in the level 3 containment area at the australian animal health laboratory in geelong. i was unable to photograph them as anything that goes in there has to remain there. it is a bit of a worry that they are being exposed to exotic animal diseases... possibility of mutations... recombinant DNA.... HPAI H5N1 crossing the species barrier...

    be afraid...

    be very afraid...
  • David de Groot said:
    Well let's hope they stay well contained then!
  • The Central Scrutiniser said:
    just came across these not 200 metres from where i live -

  • David de Groot said:
    Hmmm, but are these escapees from the AAHL ?
  • The Central Scrutiniser said:
    that could explain their flattened shape... they are mutants!