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Discussion in 'Nature' started by pdh, Jan 26, 2012.
I didn't see a single one ...
Paul, did you see any eucalyptus trees? that could be the reason. Also "Koalas prefer to move around just after sunset spending daytimes asleep in the fork of a tree. Koala spends sleeping 75% of its time. Just after sunset koalas move around and can often be heard "barking" aggressively at other koalas."
No koala sighting here in the US. Except in zoos ...
Funnily enough Barrie, antipodean visitors to North Dorset often remark on the thick groves of Eucalyptus that abut almost desert-like outback areas dotted with thornbush ...
Well I sighted LOTS of UK wildlife in my backyard yesterday.
Foxes, hares, rabbits, rats, to name just what I saw...
A shame we couldn't return the favour.
Though I hope your first inclination isn't to take to them with blunt instruments as we do.
Well you asked for Awstralian wildlife, so here it is. It's been lurking in my gallery for several weeks now. Just proves you don't look at the galleries often enough.
This little blighter was photographed in the Belair National Park. Belair is just a short drive (or train ride) from Adelaide, (the capital city of South Awstralia.) Soon I'll be adding to my gallery and to a thread on its' own a photo story on another Australian Icon (note the correct spelling) the Ficifolia Tree. The ficifolia tree is a flowering eucalyptus (commonly known as a gum tree). Our home town celebrates the "Ficifolia Festival" in early February to coincide with the actual flowering of these trees. Our road has an avenue of these trees that are just starting to flower. SO KEEP WATCHING THIS SITE for photos and stories of this Australian icon.
another inch and it will be quite painful
Paul, very entertaining!
Mark, are they really terrible?! I've always thought they were exceptionally cute. Down Under Dog - you're right, most of us usually don't get to see what's in the galleries enough. Accept that right now some of us are deep within the tail end of the month long Single In January...and are trying to keep up in there... I can't wait to see your dedicated thread - and read the story!
Interjecting here... haven't you heard of drop bears, BB? Look at the claws in DUD's photo...