Being from the city, the wild life of Bristol isn’t very exciting. It’s not that we don’t have any, it’s just that we don’t see much of it. So being in the Australian country (or if you’re Aussie, the bush) whenever I found anything, I would have to pick it up and take a photo… Or stand far enough away so that it couldn’t kill me.
This is Cocky the Cockatoo at the feedlot we worked on. He was found abandoned as a chick so they took him in and he became one of the many animals in the family.
It was the same with Missy the pig. She was found wandering around as a piglet so they took her in and she lived with the chickens until she was big enough to do her own thing.
When I first came to Australia as a child, I was absolutely terrified of seeing a spider. Not so much the spider itself, but more so that it carried enough venom to kill me. Of course now going over as an adult you realise how rare it is to be bitten by one.
Of course you should still be cautious but they’re not out for blood as TV portrays it.
A Woma python I almost ran over on my motorbike. She was over two metres in length, I didn’t manage to get a photo in time to catch the whole length of her.
You will see snakes but they’re not every where as you would expect. Unfortunately the most common place to see them is squashed on the side of the road. The tarmac (or if you’re Aussie, bitumen) holds the heat for hours, so when driving at night you’ll see a lot of wildlife hanging around. I wouldn’t recommend driving at night if you want to keep your car in tact.
Of course this is just a very small glimpse at what wildlife is around! I just wanted to share the few snaps I managed to get on my phone 🙂