In the Gum Tree

The photo challenge from Maria at CitySonnet for January’s colours and letters: Starts with the letter K

High up in
the Gum Tree
I saw
a hand
gripping tight
then a bit more
as he
shuffled about
in the fork
of the Gum Tree.
190120_blog_challenge_letter_k_koala1

Koala was awake
in the Gum Tree
Looking around
watching
wondering
what had woken
him from his
sleep.
190120_blog_challenge_letter_k_koala2
Oh dear
he thought.
It’s just that bloke
the one with
a camera
Nothing to be
alarmed about.
Now bugger off
I need my sleep190120_blog_challenge_letter_k_koala3

These photos were taken in my besties front yard bush garden. The previous owner planted some trees that Koalas can feed and sleep in. Koalas sleep a lot of the time and are nocturnal generally. When he is in the trees, he can be heard calling, a sound you can never forget.

Here is sound a cute Koala makes
https://wildambience.com/wildlife-sounds/koala/

 

13 thoughts on “In the Gum Tree

  1. So cute! When we were in Australia, I spent hours gazing at gum trees hoping to spot a koala. Finally, one crossed our path which we narrowly avoided hitting with our car. The second sadly was road kill – not us.

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  2. how sweet! Though I hear they are not the friendliest and cuddliest. I read yesterday about the Penguins in Sydney- the 2 males that fell in love and hatched an egg together. Seems it is not a new story but was in the NY Times just yesterday. Sweetest thing ever.

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