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Creepy-crawly skyscraper
As we drove along the road up Austinville Valley, I spotted this huge termite mound.

OK it's not so big as the 'magnetic' ones seen further north, but it was still big, and right beside the road too.

I'd already seen quite a few and they still fascinated me, as we get nothing like this over here.
Dry rainforest
Austinville, Gold Coast, Queensland
Date taken
13 October 2019
Equipment used
Nikon Coolpix P900 Birdwatching mode
Great shot dear Delia, skyscraper of termites!!
Very interesting subject, many tfs mf and keep safe these worrying days ;)

Quite amazing.

Do all the termites inside eat the trees surrounding them? You can answer me here and I'll check back.
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Thanks KC.

You know, I'm really not sure. I know there is a/some species that are very destructive to houses out there and will eat all the wooden parts. Can be an absolute nightmare (ask Ken). Whether these are that type, I don't know.
It looks bomb-proof, D.
Termites certainly build
to a higher spec. than
Barratt Homes.
A super shot of an unusual subject.
In South Carolina, that's an anthill and they love to tear you up when you cut the grass. A course's not as big as that mountain for laughing out loud. Thanks kid-o.

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