New Farm Park, Brisbane

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

TAKING CARE OF OUR WILDLIFE

Only one guess. What country are we in?
Here is a harder one. What is the 'P' for on the red car?

29 comments:

  1. P = Phast.

    But tell me do you ever see any of the wild life (other than those in Phast cars). There is a kangaroo sign at Wentworth Falls and I haven 't seen a roo there in 20 years. Out west where there is not a single sign they are everywhere.

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  2. That looks like YOUR red car! There was a research project that I read about today where they interviewed and tested a whole bunch of drivers aged between 65 and 85. We ALL thought we were better drivers than we subsequently turned out to be.

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  3. Well---let's see... Which country could it be??? Canada???? Ha Ha.... We do not see those signs here!!!!!ha

    I do know what the "P" stands for too.... Think I read it somewhere. They are 'new' drivers --who are just learning to drive I think.. They are warning others to say out of the way!!!!! ha.... (We need that in this country! ha)

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  4. Joan, Actually we do see them especially in the early morning and evenings. This area is called the Koala corridor it runs between Brisbane and the Gold Coast. It is the home to one of Australia's most significant regional Koala populations.

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  5. It looks like P stands for "puppies on board"! :-) No doubt where you are with those two signs... no where else on earth has 'em.

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  6. Well the signs are for tourists I think, to make a photo,look we have been in Australia.Koala's are only hanging in trees I suppose, do they ever run over the street?
    The P, I shouldn't know. We don't have those sings on car's.

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  7. Without any doubt in Belgium just in front of a Kangaroo breeding farm and the P stands for Poland.

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  8. I knew it wasn't Australia, because they're driving on the right of the road, not the left, so I'll have to agree with Gattina, who seems to be pretty certain.
    I do remember seeing lots of dead kangaroos on the roadsides in Queensland in 1982 when I visited there. It was heartbreaking. Never saw a dead koala, though.
    — K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

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  9. P for parking permit? love the signs and i wish we had those here. i would love to see either or both, but not crossing the road of course. and we KNOW where your are, the home of Crocodile Dundee

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  10. P for... practising? Can't say I've ever seen those signs here! We have 'deer' ones - but I've never seen a deer run across a road anyway.

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  11. P means POČETNIK -new driver in my country Bosna and Herzegovina.

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  12. It looks quite hot there .Is it somewhere in Africa? The P is a plainclothes police car. Am I right? Is there a prize? :-)

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  13. Hi Diane, fun signs for us on the road. For me to see those animals in the wild would be a complete thrill.

    Your friend has the same name as this man, if you would like to take a look. He is the same person the university was named after.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Mason

    To answer your question, my daughter-in-law's degree was in visual and performing arts. She has a beautiful voice and sings opera but knowing how strongly competitive that world is, she says she is probably going into teaching. She is wonderful around small children and already teaches a small private class, as well as giving piano lessons. On top of that she sings in her church so is a very, very busy young lady.

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  14. Someone posted those signs on the Signs Signs meme a while ago -- wonderful signs, no question of where they're from!!

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  15. P = Probationary driver. Should mean Prohibited driver or PEST.
    Last week one of these "P Platters" came around the corner in my street at about 100 klms, couldn't take the corner, smashed into newly planted trees, side swiped a car. I hollowed at the young "hoon" and his teenage girl friend, they were as white as ghosts and they took off even faster. Unfortunately I couldn't recall the number plate. The owner of the car was NOT amused.
    Yes, "P" means pests and get out of their way.
    Colin (HB)

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  16. I actually remember seeing this sign whilst travelling from Brisbane to the Gold Coast - So... it's got to be OZ.
    The P stands for Patient - either the medical variety or maybe the verb -to be patient!
    Have a good week.xx

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  17. I like those road signs -- I can honestly say I've never seen one in person.
    I'm afraid I can't help at all with the 'P'.

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  18. I see those signs around and remember when I was little going to Port Macquarie and stopping to let Koalas cross the road.

    I know what the P is suppose to stand for but in reality it stands for pisshead or petrolhead..........lol

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  19. I always though that 'P' stands for Pushy driver. They are usually young, just got their license and think the roads belong to them. They are almost always exceeding the speed limit but know that they are unlikely to be caught.

    But Colin is right, it stands for Probationary driver and I think they neet to display the 'P' for twelve months, could be wrong on that one.

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  20. Bill

    I was under the impression,that for "P platters", it was compulsory for the 12 months period. Some as Jo-Anne has succinctly written stands for "######". For some the "P" should NEVER be removed.
    Colin (HB)

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  21. Yes we are in Australia even though the cars look like they are on the right . It is actually a dual carriageway and both lanes are travelling in the same direction on left. The " is for "P" probationary driver. One who has just got their license and they keep it on for a year.
    Thanks for joining in the fun.

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  22. Fun post, Diane! MY son should have one of those "P's" on his car.

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  24. Wonder if the 2 cranky old guys (Colin and Wilbo) were ever young????????? and maybe, just maybe, hooned around the place!!~ AnnJ

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  25. Ann: Colin would have been on a horse.

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  26. Diane/Ann

    "A horse, a horse - a kingdom for a horse!" Didn't some English King cry out these words, many moons ago?
    My dear ladies, a horse is a very sensible animal. It can go forward, backwards and sideways without any "hoonish" mechanisms!
    A horse doesn't screech up streets at ungodly hours of the morning.
    Now as neither of you are that OLD yet, rather than attend camera clubs and vineyard tours, join a pony club, I shall be there, laughing my head off!
    Oh and make sure you have jodhpurs and polished high boots, you might as well both look the part - ha ha!
    See you both at the pony club of your choosing, and I'll select the horse!
    Cheers
    Colin (HB)

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  27. Colin:Be careful, Ann grew up in the country and rode horses too.

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  28. Fun post, Diane. I loved all the comments too! We need a "P" sign on driver's cars too. Hardly ever even see an "L" anymore. People take the law into their hands, drive without licenses and cause general havoc!

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  29. Colin: I could be really nasty and say that I would need more than a 2 step step-ladder to get onto your high horse, but I am not that nasty! Ann J

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