Heat and Koalas

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13 years 4 months ago #16768 by spoook
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Did anyone get the email about the baby koala in the bowl ? On one hand, so adorable on the other, so sad what the heat is doing the the wildlife.
I am so glad I am not in NSW this weekend.

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13 years 4 months ago #250389 by kathken
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yes spook, i received that email. just gorgeous. what a little poppet, such a cute face looking at the camera. and it's little tongue sticking out having a drink. i'm glad it got a chance to cool down.

yes i feel for all the wildlife etc in that heat. poor fings.

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13 years 4 months ago #250411 by cantyguy
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Yep and got another one with a Kangaroo in the surf heading into the distance.

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13 years 4 months ago #250744 by lovingdalifestyle
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Oh I got that email wasn't he just sooo cute. But man the heats bad here so it must be horrendous over there.

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13 years 4 months ago #250748 by reggit
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Very glad not over there at the moment. The temps they get there (even in another year) are one reason I've never considered jumping the ditch, the water situation is the other. That's a country that's going to have massive sustainability issues around everyday living in the next decade or so that will either make or break them...

Let's hope they get some relief soon :( The hottest I have ever been in is 42 degrees in Rome, dry heat, miserable BUT lots of fountains to soak yourself in as long as the cops didn't catch you. PS that was the locals as well as the tourists!

Yes, got the koala email, gorgeous, but as you say, pity the wildlife.

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13 years 4 months ago #250754 by NZ Appaloosas
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I just got sent it by someone who is in the US.

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13 years 4 months ago #250773 by max2
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Just another typical summer in Aust. I said to the SOH last night, I fail to see why it keeps making the headlines, year after year.

it is afterall nothing unusual..... suppose it makes a change to hearing about murders etc, and what is the saying, when you don't know what to say, talk about the weather???????:rolleyes:

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13 years 4 months ago #250777 by reggit
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swaggie;228940 wrote: Just another typical summer in Aust. I said to the SOH last night, I fail to see why it keeps making the headlines, year after year.


So....they get massive powercuts due to overload due to temps, and record temps every year? :rolleyes:

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13 years 4 months ago #250791 by maggies mum
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And fires today with 30+ dead including children! Hope that ain't normal! :-(

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13 years 4 months ago #250801 by chooky
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.. and its worse now - now in the 60's for the death toll and heaps more missing :( :( A real tragedy :(

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13 years 4 months ago #250807 by Birman Babe
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I was in Melbourne in 80's ~ Ash Wednesday ~ and it was very scarey! I still have friends living in the Dandenong area and hope they are all safe. But, you know what, I was also in the Dandenongs about 3 years ago & was amazed how complacient people had become about keepimg the bush away from their houses. Things had pretty much grown back to where they used to be, before the 80's fire. What the hell is wrong with people??

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13 years 4 months ago #250825 by Hintzashouse
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The moon is very red here tonight and there has been a grey haze over the sky- smoke clouds perhaps?
Poor people, so many dead. Very very sad, and for the wildlife too. :(

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13 years 4 months ago #250827 by Valmai
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Birman Babe;228978 wrote: I was in Melbourne in 80's ~ Ash Wednesday ~ and it was very scarey!


Me too. I had spent the weekend in Apollo Bay, and driving back to Melbourne could see the glow of the fires. The next night everybody from a township nearby (cant remember the name now) had to sleep on the beach, they were surrounded by the fires.

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13 years 4 months ago #250830 by max2
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tigger;228946 wrote: So....they get massive powercuts due to overload due to temps, and record temps every year? :rolleyes:


Yes!! Most definately, and I wonder where some of those ''record temps'' are actually taken from, because we tipped at nearly 50 degrees last summer one particular day.

the majority of the electrical grid system in Sydney metro region is on the brink of major collapse due to the inability of successive labour govts to put money back into infrastructure. Having known several people employed at such facilities, it is regular for the fire brigade to be called in to hose down the necessary bits to keep them cool to avoid the long term breakdown of the system.

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13 years 4 months ago #250832 by max2
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Birman Babe;228978 wrote: I was in Melbourne in 80's ~ Ash Wednesday ~ and it was very scarey! I still have friends living in the Dandenong area and hope they are all safe. But, you know what, I was also in the Dandenongs about 3 years ago & was amazed how complacient people had become about keepimg the bush away from their houses. Things had pretty much grown back to where they used to be, before the 80's fire. What the hell is wrong with people??


Yes unfortunately so true. I grew up in the blue Mountains and saw successive townies coming in hammering at the volunteer fire brigades and authorities that they were destroying rare species by undertaking small and regular backburns.

When a major firebreak does occur, then it becomes the fault again of the rural fire service and the transplanted townies call for enquiries, sackings and the like.....:rolleyes:

If there is one thing I don't miss is the regular letters to the editor contribution of one re-located sydneysider who thought he was ants pants in telling everyone else how poorly the rural fire service conducted itself. all very well when you have the protection of many houses around you, but once out in the sticks, you must heed the advice of old time locals.

But yes, its a sad day for those little towns in Victoria, regardless of the rights or wrongs of it all (except those who lit them, who should be shot).

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