While out in the back yard today we discovered that we have a visitor.
Yes it is a Koala and no this isn't a common visitor though in the 12 years we've lived here this is our second Koala visitor. The first tried to climb the glass sliding door. Gives you quite a scare when you are in bed to here that noise. And have you seen their claws? - very good for climbing hardwood trees. This little one mights stay for a day or two and then she'll be off to forage for food.
Many people have blamed domestic animals for the loss of so many koalas (they have become and endangered species) but finally we are beginning to admit that it is humans that are responsible. We are decimating their habitat for our own housing. We are just lucky that we live in a more rural area and can enjoy our native heritage - kangaroos used to be regular visitors as well.
Keep smiling :-)