Out of the devestation.

Submitted: Wednesday, Feb 11, 2009 at 18:06
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Hi All, I can't help myself, I had to put this up (if I can) You certainly can't get anymore Aussie than this. Out of the absolute devestation over in Vic comes this: Image Could Not Be Found


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Reply By: Bob of KAOS - Wednesday, Feb 11, 2009 at 18:10

Wednesday, Feb 11, 2009 at 18:10
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Great photo

A friend made her donation to the RSPCA instead of the Red Cross which was a nice thought.

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Follow Up By: Member - Dunworkin (WA) - Wednesday, Feb 11, 2009 at 18:20

Wednesday, Feb 11, 2009 at 18:20
"A friend made her donation to the RSPCA instead of the Red Cross which was a nice thought."

Hi Bob, good idea, the RSPCA will require funds as well.

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Reply By: Member - Mark G Gulmarrad - Wednesday, Feb 11, 2009 at 19:18

Wednesday, Feb 11, 2009 at 19:18
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i found this video the same as your pics,cheers.
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Follow Up By: Angler - Wednesday, Feb 11, 2009 at 20:15

Wednesday, Feb 11, 2009 at 20:15
Only one out of ten for camera work however the subject material makes up for it.
I have just been sent a series of pictures of other koalas drinking out of bottles like this one.

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Follow Up By: ExplorOz - David & Michelle - Wednesday, Feb 11, 2009 at 20:22

Wednesday, Feb 11, 2009 at 20:22
would that be the pics of the bike riders in sydney? yeah I got that too yesterday!
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Follow Up By: Member - Duncan W (WA) - Wednesday, Feb 11, 2009 at 20:38

Wednesday, Feb 11, 2009 at 20:38
There are now quite a few photos of the Koalas doing the rounds -all excellent.

Was doing some research today for work, regarding fire refuge shelters on private property and found a NZ newspaper article aboutthe fires and they had used the photo of the vollie giving water to the Koala.
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Follow Up By: Angler - Wednesday, Feb 11, 2009 at 20:43

Wednesday, Feb 11, 2009 at 20:43
Not bike riders just from locals in Vic I guess. This one is my favorite.
If I can get it on the forum.Image Could Not Be Found
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Follow Up By: Member - Dunworkin (WA) - Wednesday, Feb 11, 2009 at 20:57

Wednesday, Feb 11, 2009 at 20:57
Thanks for the video Mark, I should visit You-tube some times shouldn't I???

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Follow Up By: Member - Mark G Gulmarrad - Wednesday, Feb 11, 2009 at 21:02

Wednesday, Feb 11, 2009 at 21:02
no worries mate....i came across it by accident.cheers.
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Reply By: Best Off Road - Wednesday, Feb 11, 2009 at 21:08

Wednesday, Feb 11, 2009 at 21:08
Not trying to be negative, but, my understanding is that Koalas don't drink. Rather they get their fluid form leaves.

Perhaps they do need water in extreme conditions, I wouldn't know.

Could this be a photo shop creation?

Jast asking, don't nail me to a cross.

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Follow Up By: Member - Mark G Gulmarrad - Wednesday, Feb 11, 2009 at 21:09

Wednesday, Feb 11, 2009 at 21:09
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the video seems pretty real.
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Follow Up By: Member - Roger B (VIC) - Wednesday, Feb 11, 2009 at 21:23

Wednesday, Feb 11, 2009 at 21:23
Jim. I was always told that Koalas don't drink. However some years ago at Blackbutt Reserve in Newcastle. the Koalas were drinking freely and regularly from buckets of water in the compound. No drought conditions either. It was a cool Winters day. Have since seen them drinking freely at other wildlife parks.

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Follow Up By: Best Off Road - Wednesday, Feb 11, 2009 at 21:38

Wednesday, Feb 11, 2009 at 21:38
Well I could be wrong.

Seems so.

Lovely shot, heartwarming.

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Follow Up By: get outmore - Wednesday, Feb 11, 2009 at 22:01

Wednesday, Feb 11, 2009 at 22:01
yep they definitly drink. as a 15 year old doing work experience at Cleve fauna park i can cnfirm that.

also from that experience I can tell you theres not hope in hell I would be putting my hand that close to a Koalas claws
- they could take you apart before you knew what happened.
they very strong and those claws are even meaner close up
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Follow Up By: Member - John (Vic) - Wednesday, Feb 11, 2009 at 22:45

Wednesday, Feb 11, 2009 at 22:45
get outmore If you can believe the picture in the link below it turns out the poor bugga was burned on his feet/claws.

Have a look here Koala Picture

If you click next on the photo I have linked then there is a few more of Sam the Koala.

Also lots of other pictures to see.

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Follow Up By: Member - Bentaxle - Wednesday, Feb 11, 2009 at 22:52

Wednesday, Feb 11, 2009 at 22:52
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Reply By: Member - John (Vic) - Wednesday, Feb 11, 2009 at 22:00

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What a great photo and video clip.

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Follow Up By: Member - Dunworkin (WA) - Wednesday, Feb 11, 2009 at 22:30

Wednesday, Feb 11, 2009 at 22:30
Hi John, they sure are, difinitely heartwarming stuff.

Cheers

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Follow Up By: Member - John (Vic) - Thursday, Feb 12, 2009 at 10:41

Thursday, Feb 12, 2009 at 10:41
They say that its likely more than a million native animals have died in these fires.
I was up the high country a year after the last big fires up there in 2003 and whilst the trees to some degree were rejuvenating it was so quiet with no birds and we saw no animals.
Very sad.

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Reply By: Miss Jo - Toad Keeper - Wednesday, Feb 11, 2009 at 23:18

Wednesday, Feb 11, 2009 at 23:18
It is all legit, The above picture was in the Courier Mail yesterday and today was another article about it with a picture of her with his paws all bandaged up.

The koala has been named Sam and is now living in Mountain Ash Wildlife Shelter.
She has become an instant celebrity all over the world.

The photo was taken on his mates mobile phone.

He saw the stricken koala while doing backburning and knew he had to help her.
"I could see she had sore feet and was in trouble, so I pulled over the fire truck. She just plonked herself down, as if to say, 'I'm beat'," He said.
"I offered her a drink and she drank three bottles but the most amazing part was when she grabbed my hand".
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Follow Up By: Member - Dunworkin (WA) - Wednesday, Feb 11, 2009 at 23:52

Wednesday, Feb 11, 2009 at 23:52
Hi Jo, thanks for the update, we saw the mobile phone footage on tv tonight, amazing stuff.

Cheers

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Reply By: Brian (Montrose, Vic.) - Wednesday, Feb 11, 2009 at 23:27

Wednesday, Feb 11, 2009 at 23:27
Without sounding disrespectful in any way, did anyone notice the CFA guys name is David TREE? No wonder she was hanging on to him.
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Follow Up By: Member - Dunworkin (WA) - Wednesday, Feb 11, 2009 at 23:55

Wednesday, Feb 11, 2009 at 23:55
LOL, Hi Brian, no didn't catch the guys name, was too engrossed in the content of the footage.

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Reply By: Member - Mfewster(SA) - Thursday, Feb 12, 2009 at 10:27

Thursday, Feb 12, 2009 at 10:27
Generally, koalas don't need/drink water. In times of extreme heat however they will search for water. Here in the Adelaide Hills they get down on the ground, cross roads etc desperate for water when the weather is extreme. Very dangerous time for them from cars and dogs. We keep our dog indoors and get water to the koalas whenever possible and then they go back up into the trees.
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