Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Our great Koala encounter

Today Blaine and I saw some people pulled off the road looking into the trees. We stopped as well to see what all the fuss was about. And to our surprise there were lots of koalas hanging out in the tree tops. We had seen a few before this but they were almost too high up to even see. Blaine thought he’d seen a big one 100 yards down the road past where all the people were stopping so we went to try and find him. Well sure enough we did find him and he was only about 15 feet off the ground. The tree he was in took a bit of bush whacking to reach the base of, but the good thing was no one could see us or the koala, so we didn’t attract busloads of tourists. There was a pretty sturdy tree right next to his so what do you think we did? We climbed it of course. He wasn’t scared at all, in fact he posed for us for an hour! Blaine started getting so close to him and he seemed to be curious about the camera and would investigate with his cute little nose. He even let us pet him for a while. When I would reach out to him he would lean forward, close his eyes and bury his nose in his arm as I petted his head. He seemed to like it quite a bit. I doubt that he had ever even been petted before. We tried to approach some others but they would go up to high in the trees. When we pet him, it made him tired and he started falling asleep so we hopped down and let him rest. I am so glad I didn’t pay $40 to pet one in a zoo! This was much more exciting. There’s nothing better than spending an hour up in a tree with such a cute and cuddly creature. Blaine’s pictures are way better and he has an awesome video so check his blog out soon too.

1 comment:

peteyd said...

THAT IS SO AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!