Thursty koala.

Submitted: Monday, Feb 16, 2009 at 23:07
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Read thread other day about koalas drimking water. I got this photo today from my daughter taken recently on 45 degree day

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Reply By: Member - Murray R (VIC) - Monday, Feb 16, 2009 at 23:11

Monday, Feb 16, 2009 at 23:11
Late at night, should have used spell check..
Thirsty* & drinking** duhh!
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Follow Up By: GoneTroppo Member (FNQ) - Tuesday, Feb 17, 2009 at 10:04

Tuesday, Feb 17, 2009 at 10:04
Nah....while I'm a stickler for correct spelling, I really liked "thursty", it somehow seems right.
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Reply By: Miss Jo - Toad Keeper - Tuesday, Feb 17, 2009 at 00:20

Tuesday, Feb 17, 2009 at 00:20
We don't really stop to think how the heat can affect the wildlife.
We just kinda assume they are use to it, they have their instincts and seek shelter, make burrows etc.
The koalas seeking out water, this is the first time I have ever heard of them doing it or seen pictures of it. (not saying they haven't before tho).
It really is a sweet image to see.
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Reply By: Member - Dunworkin (WA) - Tuesday, Feb 17, 2009 at 00:52

Tuesday, Feb 17, 2009 at 00:52
Thanks for that Murray R, so cute. I hate to think of the death toll on the wildlife over there during these fires.

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Follow Up By: Member -Signman - Tuesday, Feb 17, 2009 at 10:28

Tuesday, Feb 17, 2009 at 10:28
A vet. from the Healseville Sanctuary reckons there could be up to a million animals killed !!!

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Follow Up By: Member - Dunworkin (WA) - Tuesday, Feb 17, 2009 at 11:51

Tuesday, Feb 17, 2009 at 11:51
Hi Signman, yeah I saw that on tv, I always feel for the wildlife when I hear about fires anywhere, not just the roos and Koalas but the little lizards and the like that are up the trees under the bark etc.

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Reply By: Member - Julie P (VIC) - Tuesday, Feb 17, 2009 at 08:00

Tuesday, Feb 17, 2009 at 08:00
I suppose there's not much moisture in gum leaves at the moment - trees would be using what they get to survive.
Great shot -
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Reply By: Member - Scrubcat (VIC) - Tuesday, Feb 17, 2009 at 10:55

Tuesday, Feb 17, 2009 at 10:55
G`day,
A bloke from the local animal rescue team told me a while back that if you place a bowl of water at the bottom of a tree that has a Koala in it, the Koala will drink from it at night.

Great photo Murray R , congratulate your daughter from me.

Scrubby.
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Reply By: Peter_n_Margaret - Tuesday, Feb 17, 2009 at 11:04

Tuesday, Feb 17, 2009 at 11:04
Koala

I gave this youngster a drink last year.

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Reply By: Member - Malcolm (Townsville) - Tuesday, Feb 17, 2009 at 11:05

Tuesday, Feb 17, 2009 at 11:05
Great photo. New slant to the old story that koalas don't need water as they get it from the gum leaves (what gum leaves).

Here is a couple that 'Chaz' recently sent me ....

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enjoy

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Reply By: Member - Josh (VIC) - Tuesday, Feb 17, 2009 at 16:25

Tuesday, Feb 17, 2009 at 16:25
We have video of a koala drinking from the murray river (when it had water in it) lol. He was there for about an hour drinking. We thought it was pretty cool but now thinking it might be something special.

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