Thursday 5 January 2012

Day 277: Phillip Island koalas

Today we went to see Koalas on Phillip Island at the nature reserve. I got some excellent photos thanks to the guy who took a stick and woke up several of the koalas!

An unusual photo of a koala wide awake (after being rudely awaken)

Man with stick prodding a koala as people take photos

There are signs in both English and pictographs to be quiet and NOT to disturb these creatures. They need to sleep about 20 hours a day to digest their food which they get very little nourishment from.

The man in red was later detained by a park ranger, lectured, escorted from the park. We were told he faces a possible fine for his actions.

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