While walking down the driveway……

This morning, I decided to go for a walk down the driveway and couldn’t believe my eyes…… I saw an animal on the ground and thought “ooops…. a very little lamb is on the wrong side of the fence…..” but it didn’t move like a lamb, and it couldn’t have been a possum because they come out when it’s dark……so I continued walking and when I was about 10m away, I recognised it to be a koala!

I didn’t want to spook it because koalas don’t move out of a tree unless they HAVE to and normally in search for another ‘food tree’ (or so I have been taught)…….. so I tried to be as quiet as possible but it realised I was behind and started to look around for a tree…….. I stood still so as not to spook it anymore and it picked a nearby tree to climb up….after a couple of minutes as I did not move, she seemed a bit more comfortable and less spooked…….. I approached and took these pics with my phone before continuing down the driveway for the rest of my walk………

……and a closer zoomed in photo from my phone………

Isn’t she just so gorgeous? I think the koala team would like to catch her and make sure she down’t have any more babies…… but for now, she is not wearing any jewelry (ear tag) and I don’t think she will be around for long as it looked like she was headed towards the scrub across the road……….

As I continued on my walk… the sheep started bleating and carrying on, I guess it was because I had stopped for a while and they must have thought I was my landlord with their food……. the expressions on their faces were pretty priceless as well but I didn’t want to spook them either by moving closer, so here’s a quick snap from where I was standing under the tree with the koala on the other side of the driveway……

Everything looks so brown, dry and dusty even though it has been a cooler summer with more rain than we have had in the last few years at this time of the year.

Well, now back at home with my second pot of green tea with mint from the garden and hoping that the throat will remain good and that it will be all good for the end of this week. Don’t even want to think of the ‘catching up’ I have to keep on top of things there.

For now – I am just going to enjoy another lovely day on Kangaroo Island……. this encounter was indeed a timely reminder of why I chose to live where I am……

~~~ Bea on Kangaroo Island ~~~

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