Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Animals I Met Today

I'm toroughly enjoying myself here in Australia.

Today I hand-fed a whole load of kangaroos - it's a hot day, so they were mostly lazing around in their dust baths. It was too hot to handle the koalas, they easily overheat, apparently. They seemed quite disappointed about this and followed people around. I figured, considering the natural leg-speed of the average koala, being carried by a person must be a bit like riding a motorbike. Or at least a segway.

I also fed some emus. They were less scary close-up than I expected, expect when they started belching. It's a very alaming noise.
Here are some heat-flattened beasties drawn from life.