Tuesday, February 3, 2009

When a tree just does not suffice...



I received this email today and it was too cute not to share. I believe it originates from a family in Maude (Victoria?) an area which has been experiencing a heat wave like us in Adelaide. They just offered the little fella a bucket of water and he couldn't resist a dip!

For any overseas reader - this is not normal koala behaviour!! I have personally seen one koala drink from a creek when I was working in a very isolated area of the Adelaide Hills,but this little guy obviously needed a bigger cool down :). I hope it survived the heat.


Thanks Trudy for the email, I loved it :)

4 comments:

Catherine said...

I got this same email today too! How cute does he look with that little tongue lapping the water? The poor animals have been having such a tough time of it.

Romana said...

It makes me thankful for airconditioning that is for sure. This email was much cuter than the rainbow loriketes I recently saw near our home that appeared to have just cooked in the tree and then fallen to the ground :(

Danimezza said...

I saw on the news a cyclist giving a koala a drink from his water bottle. This is even cuter! Poor little mite.

Romana said...

yes, I saw that today on msn Dani, it was very cute (although obviously the animals are struggling).