Marsupial

pademelon

There was an article recently in our local free newspaper with the title ‘Plea to steer clear of roadside pademelons‘. For some people this headline probably raises a couple of questions; like ‘What is a pademelon?‘ or even ‘How do you pronounce pademelon?‘ Let’s cover the second question first… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6bR2BDlW-F8 There, that was easy, but [...]

rabbit

Except for one thing. Australia and Australians aren’t best buddies with bunnies. In fact, the little fluffy, furry, foot thumping, floppy eared, warren dwelling mammals are a pain in the fauna in the land down under. We hate them! It’s illegal to own a rabbit in many Australian states. But why do we have such [...]

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 [...]