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A hot Koala
« on: February 04, 2009, 06:06:05 AM »

A friend of my daughter has a work colleague who lives in Adelaide. During the current heat wave, temperatures of 40+ for days on end, a little koala wandered into their laundry seeking relief from the heat. She filled a bucket with water and put it on the floor - this is what happened. Remember that koalas are normally quite shy wild animals. It was obviously desperate.

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Re: A hot Koala
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2009, 07:06:03 AM »

hi peter
fantastic pictures the little guy is keeping cool   %)

regards jason
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Re: A hot Koala
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2009, 07:08:37 AM »

She should send those to a National paper. :-))
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« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2009, 07:15:44 AM »

Headline

Koala complains of Press intrusion.
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« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2009, 09:10:46 AM »

beautiful pictures, Peter. brought a tear to my eye, the lovelyness of it. :-))


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Re: A hot Koala
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2009, 09:14:38 AM »

well done Peter , even swimbo looked and gave an aahh .
You should send them to national geographic.
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Re: A hot Koala
« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2009, 09:21:07 AM »

Amazing photos Peter. Mrs. Footski loved them..

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« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2009, 12:05:16 PM »

Aaaaaah I so want one      :-) :-) :-)
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« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2009, 12:54:11 PM »

Wonderful Peter, great to see wildlife so natural, people can help as well as destroy there habitats. Sonic.
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« Reply #9 on: February 04, 2009, 01:08:37 PM »

That should be photo of the YEAR never mind the month! {-)

fantastic  :-))

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Re: A hot Koala
« Reply #10 on: February 04, 2009, 09:54:33 PM »

That should be photo of the YEAR never mind the month! {-)

They certainly are great photos, I just wish I had taken them. As I said in my original post, they were taken by the wife of a work colleague of a friend of my daughter  :o (I hope you can follow that???)  :D  {-)

Just as a matter of interest, koalas rarely drink, they normally get all the water they need from their diet of eucalyptus leaves. Obviously, due to the extreme heat, this one needed more than it could get from its food.

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Re: A hot Koala
« Reply #11 on: February 05, 2009, 02:00:12 AM »

That should be photo of the YEAR never mind the month! {-)

They certainly are great photos, I just wish I had taken them. As I said in my original post, they were taken by the wife of a work colleague of a friend of my daughter  :o (I hope you can follow that???)  :D  {-)

Just as a matter of interest, koalas rarely drink, they normally get all the water they need from their diet of eucalyptus leaves. Obviously, due to the extreme heat, this one needed more than it could get from its food.

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I would think bathig is a bit of a rareity as well.
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Re: A hot Koala
« Reply #12 on: February 05, 2009, 03:40:38 AM »

I would think bathing is a bit of a rarity as well.

Mark, I've lived in Australia all my life, and seen lots of koalas, but I've never seen one in water. In fact, they are not often seen on the ground, they spend most of their lives in trees, only coming down to move from one tree to another. See below. This photo I did take.

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« Reply #13 on: February 05, 2009, 11:04:07 AM »

One of the photos made a couple of national newspapers in the UK, the Daily Mail and the Sun they got another ahhh!! from swmbo.

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« Reply #14 on: February 05, 2009, 12:08:23 PM »

With peters permission i sent them to the north west tv news stations for showing on their weather news.
gawd knows how the papers got them.
come on, own up.
who's stashed away a few grand from the royalties for them..... O0  <*< <*< <*< :police:
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« Reply #15 on: February 05, 2009, 12:40:51 PM »

NW TV probably have a share network.

And all journos will be scanning for a story 24/7
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Re: A hot Koala
« Reply #16 on: February 05, 2009, 10:49:19 PM »

2 of the photos made it on to our local TV station's weather photo segment. I don't know who sent them, I know I didn't, I can only assume that the lady who took them sent them herself, as her name was mentioned. Apparently my original info was slightly incorrect, the photos were taken near Melbourne, not Adelaide. It seems the koala in the photos was a joey (young koala) and had been abandoned by his mother who was suffering heat stress. However, according to the TV report, the story has a happy ending as both animals were collected by wildlife carers, and are being well looked after.  :-))

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« Reply #17 on: February 06, 2009, 10:00:52 AM »

I do believe that those photos went viral (what ever that means) by email. It was one of the hottest (no pun) emails to circulate through the net in a long time. Who said that cute was not popular. :-)) :-))

Regards David
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« Reply #18 on: February 06, 2009, 11:26:33 AM »

Viral marketting is something a lot of companies do nowdays, my one for a start. The advert or whatever is put on the social network web sites like Facebook people downloading it or pass it on free advertising. It is nowdays one of the fastest ways to advertise something.

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« Reply #19 on: February 06, 2009, 12:22:31 PM »

Thanks for that Brian. I thought it was something like that but not sure.

Regards David
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