Sunday, 5 February 2012


A funny, wonderful thing happened to me the other day  . . .

I came home for lunch, and noticed that a branch had fallen from the small gum tree near our back door.

Upon investigating, to my joy I discovered a small koala sitting in the middle of the tree, about 5 feet off the ground. Martin regularly cuts the tree down to this height to clear the fire sprinkler near it, but  new growth reshoots from the stump, and is quite lush and thick. My koala was sitting on this stump, and very comfy and well fed he looked, too!

To my immense pleasure and shutterbugging delight, the little fellow stayed all day, and was still there when I went to bed that night.

 Of course he had moved on to greener gum trees by morning, However, I look forward to his next visit. I wouldn't be surprised if he were the same little fellow who visited us late last year  (see Koala Capers).


  1. My heart melts for these little guys.
    It is so special they feel comfortable in coming so close to you.

  2. Isn't he the sweetest little guy. I've always been facinated by these darling little creatures. How lucky you are to live where you can come home and find one of these little fellas in your trees. Most I can hope for is a racoon.

  3. Thanks for commenting, girls. Maddyrose, are raccoons friendly? I've only seen them on the TV, and they look quite mischievous.

  4. Hi Kay and the critters, I hope you don't mind. I have tagged you for the Liebster Blog Award.

  5. They're cute as can be but the larger ones can attach. I used to work nights and there were times when I would encounter them in the dark and it was a bit unnerving. We used to have problems with them getting into the trash bins but not so much now with the newer style bins.


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