Australian Wildlife

cats

I’m going to take a brief interlude from my series about Australia’s most liveable cities to talk about “feral”. Feral is not a word I remember using too often when I lived in the UK, here in Australia though, the word is used quite regularly. We have feral camels, we have feral water buffalo, we [...]

sea lion

Despite the complete absence in Australia of really scary animals like lions, leopards, rhinos, elephants, hippos, and grizzly bears, this country still has a fearsome reputation when it comes to killer wildlife. A good number of our killer critters live in the sea, but the one that is partly related to the king of the [...]

lorikeet

For any of you who have read every single page on my website plus ALL of the comments (congratulations!) you will have come across some comments made by Pravdaseeker. Prav, if I may call him that, arrived in this country December of last year having moved from the USA. He also bought his dogs with [...]

Lorikeet

Time for another reprint of one of my recent articles for Australia and New Zealand magazine. With impeccable timing, given the cockroach and snake posts of last week, today I’m going to be talking about Australia’s ‘other’ wildlife; the nice stuff. With articles like this, I have an advantage over the magazine, even if I [...]

broom

My epic movie, the 12 minute long video I put on my blog on Wednesday, has caused a bit of a hullamooloolaba around here. If you haven’t watched it yet, and you do have those precious 12 minutes to spare, I suggest you head over and see it. It’s a “live” capture of events as [...]

kookaburras

Two weeks I probably scared quite a few of you with my post about the arrival of spring and with it the waking of the snakes. Then at the end of last week I may have scared a few more of you with my post about swooping magpies attacking people. As these posts were separated [...]

Croc

So I have this category called Australia’s bad things. This is where I talk about the frightening killers that roam freely around Australia, like the spiders, snakes, the crocodiles and the sharks to name just some. But as I’m sure anyone who reads this blog regularly will already know, I don’t really think they are [...]

koalas

It’s been a tough weekend here in Australia. On Friday, just a couple of hours after I posted my roundup of the news, Doug the baby koala passed away. Tomorrow is Australia Day here, a national holiday and a day of celebration. In light of poor Doug, it will be a true test of this [...]