An Alphabet Of Things I Like: K


Ever since the first time I saw a photo of a Koala when I was very young, I have adored these rather dopey-looking cute creatures. I used to pester my parents to get me one as a pet, not realising that they only eat Eucalyptus leaves. I have heard that they can sometimes be aggressive, but looking at them, that is impossible to believe.

The baby Koalas are even cuter than the adults, just irresistible.

During the recent devastating fires in Australia, untold numbers of those poor animals perished in the flames. People went to great lengths to try to save them, and care for them when they were burned or injured.

I watched footage on the news of screaming Koalas trapped in the fires, and it was heartbreaking. I sent some money to help all the animals affected, including the Koalas.

Let’s hope that with time, and the loving care of those helping them, Koalas will one day return to the same numbers in the wild.

53 thoughts on “An Alphabet Of Things I Like: K

  1. Love those koalas too, adorable, breaks my heart when any animal is terrorized by fire. Such a destructive and powerful force. Seems as though you have a big heart for animals, I do too, sending Ollie good wishes. Kindly, C

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    1. Thanks, Cheryl. Yes, I like most animals, and I don’t like the way many of them get treated by humans. Yet despite that, I have always enjoyed eating meat, and never been able to give it up.
      Best wishes, Pete.

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  2. I live in a suburb of Adelaide, Australia, near the foothills. There’s a walking track along a creekline, part of the green corridor strategy. We often see koalas (and lots of other critters).
    The bull koalas roar when it’s mating season, so they’re easy to hear and avoid at those times.
    And we also had an amazing visit a few weeks ago when a young female decided to spend a few days in the tree beside our driveway. She rested, drank from the bowls we leave out for birds (and critters), ignored us as we went about our lives … and on the day she climbed down to leave, we escorted her across the road to the walking track and corridor. She climbed up a tree and proceeded to clean herself — she had a baby! All we saw was the nose, but it was there.
    A nice thing to see/experience.

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      1. The fires were bad, but it may have also demonstrated that there are people who step up in these times, whether to help people, animals, or any other thing that matters. These are the times that test, and those who survive, judge those who failed the test of character.

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    1. Yes, the Australian government has a huge job on its hands. I don’t think the Koalas are endangered as such, but it will take a long time for their numbers to get back to what they were before the fires.
      Best wishes, Pete.

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  3. (1) I prefer Pepsi, but you’ve inspired me to drink Koka-Koala today. It’s the real thing!
    (2) Pandas are cute, too. But it’s not wise to cuddle one.
    (3) I like the top photo of the pilot and copilot of Qantas flight 2527.
    (4) You chose koalas? Kangaroos are hopping mad. They want to box your ears!
    (5) Koalas are bears. Just like starfish are fish, and Rocky Mountain oysters come from the sea. Now that we’ve cleared that up, I’m going to pig out on some hamburgers.

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    1. That’s a still from a news film report, Sue. The poor Koala was rescued by a lady, but later died from its injuries. Awful to think of them being unable to move fast enough to escape the flames.
      Best wishes, Pete.

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  4. There are so many amazing creatures in this world, and this is certainly one of them. Like you Pete I can only hope that one day their numbers will return. With humanity still being humanity though, at times I wonder if that will ever happen๐Ÿ˜ข

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    1. Unfortunately, the governments are supported by campaign donors who are “buying public policies” that allow them to dump their by-product garbage into the air, water, and land. Wild animals don’t seem to count in that calculus. Warmest regards, Theo

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