Thursday, February 12, 2009

Bushfire firie gives a Koala a drink

Something good.


My daughter sent this...unbelievable to see a wild koala drinking out of a plastic bottle held by a human. In the wild they are usually not all that easy to get near on the ground...and certainly wouldn't allow you to be this near. This is just beautiful.


9 comments:

Mal's Team Gherkin said...

Tis a good news story amongst all the tragedy :)

FoxyMoron said...

Isn't she gorgeous? I just watched a piece of the tv about this koala. She's being cared for by a wildlife person, and treated for burns to her paws. She now has a boyfriend named Bob!

Mom said...

This was the evening news here in Washington. It was nice to see something good.

Anne said...

We've seen it here in NZ as well - just gorgeous and so cute.

Sling said...

I've heard Koalas can be pretty ornery.
This is an awesome video!

cs said...

tender kindness...true love for a helpless critter in need....very touching

Caroline said...

'Ornery'-- a very American word. Not that Americans are necessarily ornery themselves, no more than anyone else, but you only ever hear Americans you use it--and quite commonly too. Its a fairly widespread phenomenon I guess, but I'd also guess that the average Australian would have no idea WTF you were talking about if you accused them of such.

I hear this video has resulted in a whole lot of 'a fireman and a koala walk into a bar' type jokes by people who pride themselves on a reputation for irreverence. Seems if you're prepared to state that you're a rude prick, you then have carte blanche to go ahead and be one. Like our PM's chief media spin doctor. All of 29 and apparently as arrogant as they come. When challenged on his rudeness, his defense was that he was rude to everyone.
Oh. Well that's alright then.

Cazzie!!! said...

She is gorgeous, tey are thinking of making a stamp with her on it, and perhaps a poster of her and the CFA guy aswell.

Middle Child said...

Mal...the good news is always welcomed...

Foxymoron...how many like her are out there...how much must that youg firie have seen and others like him???


Mom youn are right...good to see a good news story...they are still finding bodies as i write this...

Anne it was lovely.I hope it inspires people to care about the animals and the people as well too many dead and injured to even comprehend.

Sling they can rake your face off if they sdon't like you...it aways amuses me whe people assume they are "cute"... like black bears are cute.

CS it was the firie's tenderness which got me... most.

Caroline Ornery is a yankee doodle dandee word, we migh say pissed offf or something other to describe the mood...
cazzie it was the firie who impressed me most.