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11 July 2016

Koalarama

On my way home from shopping [in Hamilton, Victoria 3300 the heart of the wonderful and woolly Western District]
eventually he left the road ...
and went up a tree.
That was all cute and groovy and I mooched further toward home only to find


a tortoise on the road. sigh. of course I had to pick it up and put it safely away from the hurtling logging trucks which most certainly would not swerve to avoid a fatal end.
If Copperwitch [hi Coppy] was writing this post she would make it hilarious. She shops at Southland which probably has koalas and tortoises too.I can only sigh.

10 comments:

  1. I don't know that Coppy shopping at Southland is impressive. Like Melbourne Central, it is a nightmare of a place, but once there is a railway station there, I may visit again and have a rethink. Anyone who is kind to animals is a friend of mine. Humans, meh, they can fend for themselves.

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    1. Hi CameraFace - good to [almost] see you. I mentioned Southland as a contrast to my shopping locale out in the bush, but actually Cheltenham's golf-course belt is packed with wildlife. I saw 2 foxes as I passed Royal Melb once.
      Yes 'animals'. they just don't 'get' roads. My journeys have too many roadside fatalities, and emu last week. poor thing.
      Country roads have a 100 km speed limit, so you can just imagine all the trucks doing 120. sigh.

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  2. People overseas think koalas are stuffed toys, placed on a tree branch. They are real, chaps!

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    1. Hi Joseph - There was a eucalypt/gumtree [the natural habitat of the koala] in the yard of my 2006 house which I filled with stuffed koalas I bought every time I saw one in a thrift shop/ op shop. I thought it looked hilarious.
      thanks for dropping by and I would visit your blog ... but?

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  3. Koalas and tortoises. Both lovely things. I can remember moving a tortoise off the road for exactly the same reasons. The ungrateful thing piddled copiously on me. Really, really copiously.

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    1. oh dear El Chi - we have all noticed that we receive scant regard for our efforts at kindness. But I love the WWW where I learn something every day - COPIOUS tortoise wee - who'da thunk? fabulous, thanks for that and love to you and your kitties.

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  4. At least you didn't kill these two but would you have stopped for a snake?
    Southland's wildlife is usually little old ladies ramming with walkers but weekends get a bit hairy with the bars open. I'm hoping to make Gold Class for Star Trek and will have a G&T for you.

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  5. I used to work at the Angus and Robertson bookshop at Southland. 'Kath and Kim' used to film there, which stood in for 'Fountain Lakes'. Don't know why I can't log in as Edwardian House but hi from Leicester!

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  6. Oooh, we'll done for saving the tortoise and making sure the koala got off the road safely. I've only been to Melbourne (and Australia) once, in 1999 and I loved seeing all the local animals at Healesville Sanctuary.

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