Two Yanks Downunder

A blog about the experiences of two Americans on their first visit to the fabulous continent of Australia

Friday, August 18, 2006

Wendy and Don Go Parking (This one's for you , Min)

Then it was on to a tourist spot, the Pentland Alpaca Stud Farm!

Although the Pentland farm was clearly designed for families and children to be able to meet and pet a variety of interesting animals, we were not going to allow the significant population of childless adults to go unrepresented.

Entry was a mere $6 each and we were in the park with a bag of feed to attract any reluctant critters. Caveat, no feeding the koala bears or the very young goats.

They had two male koalas who were awake and feeding. The knowledgeable and friendly park attendant supervised our petting the bears while they had their breakfast of eucalyptus leaves, the only thing that they consume.

The park maintains a grove of 3,000 trees to provide food for their bears! The bears were incredibly soft and paid little attention to us.

We also got to feed and pet some kangaroos.

One of them grabbed my right arm above the elbow and pulled me down towards it to get some more food,

however, the feed bag was in my left hand! I leaned forward bending my right arm in a V so that my right hand could scoop some feed from the bag and divert the roo which caused it to let go.

It's claws were thick and sharp and its grip quite strong and I did not want to risk it tearing or ripping my clothing by struggling.

We spent about an hour here feeding and petting various critters: camel, goats, sheep, calves and alpacas.

And this Dingo dog. The Dingo is indigenous to Australia as members of my family will tell you.

Soon it was time to say goodbye to the friendly animals and head down to the coast. Goodnight, John Koala! Sleep tight.


At 8:19 PM, Anonymous min said...

The dingo dog is not only indigenous to Australia, but it also ATE YOUR BABY!!! Which is why childless adults go to visit them.

At 10:13 PM, Blogger Wendy and/or Don said...

said i to you
you're like me
said u to i
that is not so,
im big, you're small
said i toy u
we are but one
said u to i
u wish my friend
i'm not your mind


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