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Surviving in the Simpson Desert By: Kasey S., Kate, and Riley Animals Safe or Not! The Bilby is a desert-dwelling marsupial omnivores; They are very excellent burrowers. SAFE!! Perenties: In 2005, researchers discovered that perenties can be somewhat venomous. NOT!!

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Surviving in the simpson desert by kasey s kate and riley l.jpg

Surviving in the Simpson DesertBy: Kasey S., Kate, and Riley


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AnimalsSafe or Not!

  • The Bilby is a desert-dwelling marsupial omnivores; They are very excellent burrowers. SAFE!!

  • Perenties: In 2005, researchers discovered that perenties can be somewhat venomous. NOT!!

  • The Thorny Devil Its body bristles with large, conical spines, and it has spines above each eye and a spiny hump behind its head. The tail, too, is spiny. It is a slow-moving creature, which forages for its food, mainly ants and termites, on the ground. NOT!!

http://www.epa.qld.gov.au/images/about_the_epa/epa-bulletin/Issue11/bilby.jpg

Perentie

Bilby

The Thorny Devil


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  • The bearded dragon are mainly found in center Australia. They are omnivorous. YES!

  • The Red Kangaroo is the largest marsupial in the world. It is a herbivore. When frightened or scared may defend itself by ‘boxing’ which is when they stand up on their two back legs, and kick or punch their opponent. YES! Just be careful about the ‘boxing’!

http://www.the-lizard-lounge.com/content/gallery/lizard-pictures/bearded-dragon-pictures/bearded-dragon-01.jpg

Red Kangaroo

Bearded Dragon


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A raven flying across part of the Simpson Desert

http://www.jrcompton.com/photos/The_Birds/J/West/_JR30422-Raven-fly-desert.jpg

The kangaroo rat is a safe animal to eat, but quite small,

So probably better for a snack!

Baby Bearded Dragons

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http://allpet.co.uk/images/bearded-dragon.jpg


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Plants

Lack of water may be a problem for plants growing in the Simpson Desert. The Saguaro Cactus grows flowers and some cacti even grow fruit. Some are non-poisonous and some are.

Poisonous!

Non-Poisonous


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More poisonous plants…..

Cowhage

Trumpet Vine

Poison Ivy

Poison Oak


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Insects

  • Many insects found in the Simpson Desert are poisonous. EX. Cone Nose bugs, many types of crickets,

Rainbow Cricket- Poisonous!

Cone Nose Bug- Poisonous!


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The Aborigines

The Aborigines have lived in the Simpson Desert for about 40,000 years. If you run into them be friendly and ask them for help. They can make shelters, fires, and spears to help you.


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More About the Aborigines

  • The women gathered vegetables, roots, herbs, fruits, nuts, eggs, honey, and small animals like non-poisonous snakes. Men hunted birds, kangaroos, ect.

  • The Aborigines made shelters out of wooden frames and material found in the desert, such as tree bark.


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Landforms found in the desert

  • Mainly rock landforms called Pinnacle( or pointy rock formations) that cover most areas.

  • There are also Floodplains which area flat land adjacent to a stream that experiences flooding.

  • Lagoons are also found in the desert. Lagoons are a body of comparatively shallow salt water separated from the deeper water by a shallow sand bank or coral reef.

Floodplain

Lagoon

Pinnacle


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Can You Survive?

We think it will be a good idea to try to survive in the Simpson Desert. You be just fine, even though it’s hot, you will be just fine!


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