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Mad Aussie
10-31-2009, 03:57 AM
Searched through my threads and can't seem to find any with Koala's in them. I was sure I would have and can't believe I haven't. So here's a little Koala Exposť just in case ...

It's amazing where and how Koala's will sleep!
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3447/4060355826_453a151f5d_o.jpg

And they'll sleep for up to 20 hours a day!
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2640/4060356112_b06445ac47_o.jpg

"Sorry ... no interviews today thanks"
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2667/4059612885_cdc0675aa6_o.jpg

A juvenile out to stretch the legs
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2650/4059613079_752f7b419f_o.jpg

An adult brown Koala heading up a large tree to safety
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2649/4060356682_e870b58319_o.jpg

Koala's are difficult to see in the wild unless you know where they are. But occasionally you'll stumble on one down low and get a good look.
I've seen them within a kilometre of home, I've had to stop the car on my way to work to let them cross the street, seen them while mountain bike riding, even seen them in a palm tree! But mostly they are small shapes high up in the tree tops or in pens in a wildlife zoo/sanctuary.

Yes ... they ARE as cuddly and as soft as they look!

Yes .. they can scratch you up real good. Handling wild Koala's is NOT recommended, they can definitely defend themselves!

MoinMoin
10-31-2009, 04:21 AM
Ahhhhh - these little guys are toooo cute. I love the 4th one because of the big, round eyes! Thanks for sharing, MA!:thankyou:

JAS_Photo
10-31-2009, 04:26 AM
Sweet looking little guys.

Bambi
10-31-2009, 10:49 AM
you should definitely post more koalas!!

kat
10-31-2009, 12:15 PM
Wonderful set! They are just wonderful to the eye!

Mad Aussie
10-31-2009, 04:43 PM
Well they certainly seem to appeal to the fairer sex! Thanks girls :)

Bambi
10-31-2009, 05:30 PM
Well they certainly seem to appeal to the fairer sex! Thanks girls :)

whatever it takes, right? ;)

Mad Aussie
10-31-2009, 07:05 PM
whatever it takes, right? ;)
Girls germs ... yuk :p

Iguanasan
10-31-2009, 07:21 PM
Now I'm afraid to make a comment. ;)

I like them too! The pair in the tree is cool but I wish there was more "face time". I like the second from last for the eyes.

Mad Aussie
10-31-2009, 07:25 PM
Now I'm afraid to make a comment. ;)
That's ok ... most us think you still qualify Ig ;)

Glad you like the shots. Koala's can be hard to get facial shots at times ... seeing as they sleep so much.

Bambi
10-31-2009, 07:46 PM
Girls germs ... yuk :p




Now I'm afraid to make a comment.

nothing wrong with girl germs, but hey, if Iggy floats your boat.....

anyway, girl germs are better then boy cooties!:p

Mad Aussie
10-31-2009, 08:05 PM
:) Fair enough

Bambi
10-31-2009, 08:54 PM
:) Fair enough

:cool:

Marko
11-01-2009, 12:42 PM
Nice set MA - Low those claws are sharp!!

Mad Aussie
11-01-2009, 03:58 PM
Oh yeh ... people under-estimate a wild Koala to the detriment of their clothing and skin! They have quite a weird bark/growl on them too.

jumpinjimmyjava
11-10-2009, 08:34 PM
Giday Mad. After my recent bear attack I am scared of them. I wouldn't want to be cuddled to death!:D

Mad Aussie
11-11-2009, 02:37 AM
Yeh Jimmy ... many a fool has gone "ooooh look at the cute, wild Koala" and then reached out to touch them and got 'touched' back ;)