Since no trip to Australia would be complete without seeing a Koala or two, we set out yesterday to do just that.
We found several hanging out in the trees.
They are sleepy little guys who can sleep up to 19 hours per day.
Fortunately, we were able to find one of them who was awake for a bite to eat. We learned that they don't drink water. Although they are known as Koala Bears, they aren't bears at all. They are considered marsupials and are related to wombats and kangaroos.
Speaking of kangaroos, we met a few of them yesterday too.
Apparently they like to lounge around in the afternoon. As evening comes, they get more active. We got a kick out of this guy using his friend as a foot rest.
Jeremy gained a new friend after feeding this little fella.
Not all of our new friends were as cute and friendly as the Koalas and Kangaroos.
This is a dingo looking rather harmless.
Thinking about a movie I saw many years ago I know that looks can be deceiving. Do you remember that movie from probably the 80s where Meryl Streep went camping with her family and there were dingos involved? My husband doesn't remember the movie and I don't remember what it was called, but I do remember that was the first time I'd heard of a dingo. Any help with the name of that movie would be appreciated. Anybody?? :-).
We laughed as we watched this Tasmanian Devil doing laps around his habitat. Eventually he wore himself out and climbed up on the rock for a break. He is rather plump and quite homely looking.
As it is nearly midnight here, I am going to take a cue from my koala friend and head to the nearest
tree bed to catch a few zzzz's.
I look forward to being able to catch up with all of you soon.