Saturday, 7 February 2009

Heatwave

Well, we are all experiencing a heatwave at the moment. In Victoria this little Koala nicknamed Star went into the Young's property in search of water. From the reports I have read, Star was hesitant at first and then drank some water from Ms Young's hand, then lapped up some water before hopping into the bucket! Star is now being cared for and will be released in the future. For those of you who don't know, Koalas get their fluids from the gum leaves that they eat, so for them to be actively seeking out water shows just how hot it is as the leaves would be dried out!

This little guy nicknamed "Lance" actually approached these bike riders who kindly gave him some refreshments! Koala's are usually very shy little creatures!

3 comments:

Chrisy said...

...just stunning pics here...they're such appealing creatures...good to know that they're being looked after...i can't get over star getting into a bucket of water!...hope ur managing to keep cool...

Sarah said...

Wow!!!I lived in the desert SW -US for years. The heat can be brutal if they are not used to it!!! Stay cool!!!

Jennifer said...

Poor little creatures!
I've been reading about your terrible weather and devastating fires. Hope you are safe and sound.