Thursday, July 14, 2011

That's a funny looking Chook!

Look who we found stuck up on top of the Chook Coop.
Usually the Koalas around here perch themselves way up high in the Gum trees on the property, but yesterday we got quite a shock when we went out to feed the chooks. My little Elli spotted this Mama and Bubba resting on top of the coop, holding onto a Silky Oak tree. . . It was pretty special.  None of us had ever been this close to a Koala before, not even in a Wildlife park can you get this close.
 They both appeared and remained very calm, I'm not sure how long they had been there for, my guess was Mama may have been a bit exhausted, We really don't know how she go there and didn't know how she was going to get down either!
We could have reached out and touched them....
It was a lovely experience
It was late afternoon, we wished them well and hoped they would find their way down.
They were gone this morning. 

Thanks for the visit Mrs Koala, it was a lovely to meet you and your young one.


  1. That baby is simply ADORABLE! Wish I could have seen them. Thanks for the photos.

  2. What lovely photos and you are all so lucky to have had this experience! They do look lovely and calm, but I think sometimes they get confused at night and just get up somewhere high.... particularly if there has been some tree felling somewhere close. One day we found one on a palm tree at our place. I really feel for them, and wonder about their future overall.
    Hopefully happy photos like this will help! cheers Wendy

  3. that is fantastic!! Don't you just love living in Australia. i sure do.

  4. How exciting.........I think I'm lucky if I find the 'girls' have laid an egg in WInter, but to find a Koala and baby, well that really tops it.

    The kids will have fun telling their friends about it.

    Claire :}

  5. How awesome is that! It's so great that she was calm enough not to panic when you were so close, that is just amazing how she continued to sit there, especially with a baby as well.
    Thank you for commenting on my blog, yes I think we will just have to do as much as we can with what we have and then hopefully sometime in the future we can move to a more country location and work on it on a larger scale. I love your blog as it inspires me to keep hoping and dreaming.
    (Yes an Xbox does take away the word "bored" from a teenager's vocabulary lol but it also takes away movement, so I guess in a way you just can't win with teenagers!)

  6. Gorgeous post!!! Oh how exciting to find this pair in the chook yard! Isn't the baby adorable, clinging on to mama. I bet your whole family enjoyed this visit, it's not something that happens every day xo

  7. Oh how exciting and wonderful. What a precious experience and even more so because mama koala had a baby on her back.
    Thanks so much for sharing.
    Anne xx

  8. I have never seen a koala up close and personal...they are just gorgeous but I'm told they can be quite nasty too.

    What a lovely moment :)


  9. oh wow! that is so beautiful!! i've just stumbled upon your blog and spent a lovely hour or so reading. from what i can surmise, you live not far from me at all.
    julie :)

  10. Oh how special and so gorgeous!! Wonder what your chooks made of them? Did they panic?

  11. wow. what a lovely visit. how special. yay!

  12. Oh wow, that really is something. I have only once seen a koala in the wild and that was way way way up in a tree. And yours with a little one!

    What an incredible experience that must have been, thanks so much for sharing it with us, they are great photos :)

  13. Hi Karen, I have never stopped by your blog before and I am glad I did... what a blessing for you and your family, to see such a precious pair. How lucky are we to live in a country where little things like this can enrich our days.

  14. That is just too cute!! Showed my little fella last night, he just loved it. We have possums above our chook pen. If you sneak over when its dark they are down eating leftover scraps!

  15. You are living my dream :) We are putting the chook yard and vege garden together over the coming weeks and Oh I so need and want to learn how to crochet! I'm now following you. Have a great week ! xx Ava

  16. Beeeautiful. My girls would have been beside themselves. Love it... gxo


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