Wow - I have the most viewed blog! Thank you to everyone who taken the time to view my pointless blogs. I've been quiet lately with the writing however I hope to post something soon after the next play on the beach.
Went out to rescue an echidna yesterday afternoon.......
To those of you not familiar with an echidna....just think of a small bolder, covered in spines with grappling hooks drilled into the ground......now try lift it up.....!
40 minute drive from home, mostly sealed bended roads, then 8 km down a dirt road to Bend of Islands, Victoria to find a extremely large lump on a gravel driveway. The women's husband was backing out in his car, heard a "thud" then a scrapping sound, underneath
So on the 27th, I was tracking a storm in Dallas via the TVN Weather website. Via the website, they have live storm chasers, with live stream footage so for people like me, who can't suddenly jump on a plane to tornado alley in the US, can chase from the comfort of my home. The super cell formed at first, a rope tornado which over the space of a few minutes, grew in size to form what they call a "Stovepipe" tornado.
Here are a few screen captures of the morning (Boxing Day night in the US)
So John @jhn.holgate promoted me to write a comment on the cloud formations I've seen whilst in Australia.
I am an avid weather watcher, once writing the reports for the Facebook group "Victorian Storm Chaser", however at the time, it was taking up all my evenings to submit daily reports for the week ahead.
The most freakish formation of clouds I have seen to date is the Undulatus Asperatus. They are like "bubbles" in the clouds and are angry and dark, but rarely produce any storms.
A successful release for one very lucky Eastern Grey Kangaroo today. Found himself in the back garden of a property in Croydon North. (I wouldn't call it even semi rural so this poor boy was well and truly displaced)
Anyway managed to get someone to dart him - and I transported him to a more suitable area. Four hours later, I call the darter as it was taking too long. Turns out he gave the poor fella the amount for a 50kg roo, he was about half that size. He was even snoring in the back of
So was on my way up to Seville today via Wandin North to a friends house for the annual Christmas lunch only to have a rude grass fire prevent me from my roasted potatoes and roast lamb! Thought it was damn rude.
All jokes aside, it was a little too close to home - my friends home more precisely. It had seperated their family for the briefest of time, but nonetheless a scary experience for us all and all on high alert. Hoping that the fire plans they have in place are really effective. They
So, my biggest bird rescue goes out to one very displaced pelican in Wonga Park. The poor girl was found very dazed in the back paddock of a house up there. Sitting in the sun all day until I arrived, I managed to get her up the slope and into the goats water trough where she sat quite happily until help arrived.
She looked as though she had received a hit on the head at some point, but showed signed of encouragement when she decided that it was "chase time" Ask Doug what its like to have y
So during my day (between shifts) I help out a friend who rehabilitates Australian Wildlife back into the wild. Here are just a few since February this year who have made a full recovery and are on the way to be released again. Good Luck Kiddies!
Charlotte - an Eastern Grey Kangaroo. She has successfully be released and is living a wild life.
Abby - the Wombat. She was born with an undeveloped palette and when she was bottle fed (as her Mum was killed in a r
Introducing my two favourite night-time visitors, Sophie and Joey. Sophie's been visiting since 2008 and had Joey around Christmas 2012. Since then, Joey has had three young of her own. These two in particular, stayed on to be regular visitors, even (and I know some of you will apposed) they will come to their names.
About 5 months ago, the house next door was pulled down and Joey lost her den (Sophie was happy to hang out in the shed) So as soon as we knew when the house was going, Doug a