Sometimes I forget how special my life is. Living in Australia you get a bit 'blah' about our amazing country. We are too laconic.
My mate Kez has recently been posting naked pics of himself. Go on, have a look. Just because I feel weird looking at his willy doesn't mean you shouldn't!
For those still reading, there is a pic there of il papa with a kangaroo. And it reminded me that we have some pretty amazing wildlife. I've worked with kangaroos,
Refused to touch Koala's (diseased little fuckers)
hand fed pelicans (a bit nerve racking considering their beaks)
Am so over Budgies, my Dad used to breed themplayed with Wombats,
Laughed at Cassowaries. From up above. Dangerous, vicious creatures that they are.
hand fed Tawny Frogmouths,
Spent hours watching a platypus swim
And had echidna spines on my door.Played with Crows
And water dragons.
Had a friend own and breed blue tongues
Seen the sky turn grey from the galah's.
Studied Emu farming systems
Seen countless people swooped by magpies
Marvelled at just how tiny Thorny Devils are
Pulled skin worms out of a green tree snake
Lived opposite a guy who had a couple of 4m scrub pythons in his room.
Nearly trod on a tiger snake
Spent endless nights at uni catching frogs
Been unmoved by huntsmans. Unless they're in a small space with me (i.e the toilet) or expect me to sleep in the same room. In which case they FREAK ME OUT!Had my blood run cold at the sight of a small spider - the red back
And have had close mates work with saltwater crocodiles.
Our wild life is just that - wild. Its strange and fascinating. And BORING! We're so used to them, that these creatures that others consider exotic and dangerous. Where they would freak people out, we just know to avoid them. We play with dangerous snakes, spiders and scorpions as easily as we would harmless ones.
This was a really fun post to do. Its not often I truly appreciate what we've got here.
And right now I'm highly distracted. Observe.