Sunday, December 28, 2008

Totally Wild

Crikey! The animals of Australia are totally wild. While there, we visited the Australia Zoo (home of the Crocodile Hunter) and a wildlife preserve. It amazed me how unique Australia's animals really are.

I mean, where else in the world do you have to worry about dingos stealing your steak off the barbie (American translation: BBQ)?

Luke was obsessed with feeding the kangaroos.

We saw the emu. Kind of looked like a peacock.

The cute little penguins. (I love penguins!)

I learned other things too. Like if you see a crocodile and it's chasing you, run in a straight line, 'cause they're actually quite slow on land.

Oh, and if you hit a koala, make sure you check to see if it's still alive. If it is, head on down to the nearest wildlife rescue center.

And, if you walk out your front door to find a giant snake hanging out there, don't panic. Just stroll on out the back door instead. After all, that's why you have more than one door- right?

When the animal experts were explaining all this to us at the various shows and talks, I wasn't so sure I could use this information since I live in an apartment in high rise city (Seoul). But then again, you never know...

Here's a wombat we petted.

Yep. There's no question about it. Australia is really a totally wild world.


Kimbra Kasch said...

Love your son's name ;-)

A wombat - my kids would think that was cool. I've never been to Australia it sounds interesting.

Maybe one day.

Rena Jones said...

Very cool pictures, Christy. It looks like your family had a great time in Australia. I know a lot of people who would be very envious of your trip to the Australia Zoo! :)

Stephanie J. Blake said...

Happy Holidays! Hope all is well! It sure looks like you are doing great!