Mamadawerre and the rest of the team arrives

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A typical blood engorged tick on a dog's ear
Woke up in the morning and took down the tent and packed up camp. I went in A's car with R and H. I slept a bit on the drive. We stopped for lunch at a river crossing near a very noisy windmill. H tried to fish, again unsuccessfully. After lunch we stopped at Gumerrembung to give some ivermectin and Advantix treatments to the dogs there. Most of the dogs were very friendly but one was a vicious biting machine. I'm amazed no one got bitten! We didn't do any surgery there though as we didn't have enough time - we had only intended to spend one night at the previous spot but spent two due to the road having been closed for the Maningrida men to get to the ceremony. We then continued the drive to Mamadawerre where we arrived just as the locals were going yabbying.
The pig!
We set up near the school. As we were finishing surgery for the evening the others arrived - L's husband R, D (a vet), L (a vet) and F (a vet nurse) + another army guy D. They set up our tents with the army guys so by the time we were all finished they were done. F + C cooked tea which had mashed potato with it. Earlier F had cleaned one of the wasps nests and spiders out of the toilet so we could use it. Spent the evening sitting around chatting + watching some of the dogs wake up. Mine that I had castrated took ages to wake up! A pig tried to eat his way into our tent, and H killed a cane toad. I couldn't watch, even though I agree they are a pest and a menace. H + I slept in the tent and R slept outside around the fire with the army guys as she was too hot. We kept all the windows open and it was great lying back looking up at the moon and stars.
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A typical blood engorged tick on a…
A typical blood engorged tick on …
The pig!
The pig!
The creaky windmill
The creaky windmill
One of the army guys doing it hard…
One of the army guys doing it har…
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