Friday, March 13, 2009
DIFFERENCES BETWEEN TAZZIE AND SA: ANIMALS AND BIRDS
OK, no Big 5 here. No primates either. Geen apies whatsoever. But teeming with the strangest animals, most of which hop instead of walk, most of which are marsupials (buideldiere). Wallabies, Kangaroos, Bandicoots, Pademelons, Echidnas, Platypus..
Koalas are SO cute, but apparently quite doff. Their brains are the size of walnuts. Must be, there is no other animal crazy enough to eat Eucalyptus leaves for a life..
And talking about cute, my favourites are Echidnas and Wombats - Google it, you will be amazed!
Thank goodness, none of those dreaded HADIDAS here. The birds are actually quite something. Swarms of big white cockatoos (those with the yellow crest), technicolor parrots, and other colourful ones. The other day I had to stop in the main street - a family of big grey and red parrots (looking very much like African Greys) were merrily crossing the street on foot..
Posted by Blyde Neser at 1:11 PM