Re: [RML] Tasmanian devils

Jeff Gunston (gunna at
Sat, 5 Feb 2000 16:04:05 +1000

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Attacking Tassie Devils........I have to say that the noise they make when fighting amongst one another for scraps etc is pretty horrible and an unsuspecting camper may wonder if they were under attack...Their common name apparently is as a result of their Nocturnal nature and viscous fighting noises.
    Thats about where it ends though, basically they are big chickens! The usual trick whilst camping in Tasmania and being under "attack" was to open the tent and  roar at them. This usually resulted in a brief period of silence followed by the sound of a dozen or so devils scurrying for cover. It was usually enough to let you get the rest of the nights sleep in peace.
gunna at
----- Original Message -----
From: Bruce Hansen
To: rainbowfish at
Sent: Friday, February 04, 2000 7:23 PM
Subject: Re: [RML] Tasmanian devils

Devil attacks? Pretty unlikely I think Gary - they are essentially nocturnal scavengers and carrion eaters. I hear that they could be a noisy pest at night munching on scraps left around the camp and growling and fighting amongst themselves.

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From: Gary Lange
To: rainbowfish list
Sent: Friday, February 04, 2000 12:51 PM
Subject: [RML] Tasmanian devils

From ??? at ??? Tue Feb 08 22:32:42 2000 Received: (from majordom at localhost) by (8.8.7/8.8.7/TIP-1.13) id WAA09654; Mon, 7 Feb 2000 22:50:59 +1100 (EST) Received: (from smtpd at localhost) by (8.8.7/8.8.7/TIP-1.13) id WAA09627; Mon, 7 Feb 2000 22:50:54 +1100 (EST) Received: from, claiming to be "supreme" via SMTP by supreme, id smtpdDAAa002Lw; Mon Feb 7 22:50:45 2000 Message-Id: < at> X-Sender: andrew at X-Mailer: QUALCOMM Windows Eudora Light Version 3.0.5 (32) Date: Mon, 07 Feb 2000 22:43:34 +1100 To: rainbowfish at From: Andrew Subject: Re: [RML] latin meaning - peacock gudgeon & size In-Reply-To: <004201bf6ef1$a555caa0$0bab93cb at bruce> References: <008d01bf6ec6$995aade0$d20560d1 at default> Mime-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii" Sender: owner-rainbowfish at Precedence: bulk Reply-To: rainbowfish at X-UIDL: 0cb6e5ee115cb6f45c86f8c73d73beba At 19:20 4/02/00 +1000, Dr Bruce wrote: > I'm with you Gary I have never seen a 3" Peacock Gudgeon - not even TL >rather than SL. Andrew's mate Doug, in Canberra seemed to have the >biggest of "Everything" so he may have had some big ones. How about it >Andrew? is my best guess :-) G'Day Bruce, Doug may not have always had the biggest of everything, but he does grow some big fish ;) I would have to say that his Peacock Gudgeons were the biggest I had ever seen. They would have been close to 3" TL. I have seen bigger Rainbows than any Doug had on several occasions (sorry Doug). The monsters at Lam's Parramatta store several years ago impressed even me. Cheers, Andrew PS: On a collecting trip to the South Coast of NSW on the weekend (albeit a CDAS-organised one) we kept a fine ANGFA tradition alive, Bruce - we drank our share of Stone's :) _________________________________________________________ andrew at "Who are you going to believe, me or your own eyes?" G. Marx _________________________________________________________