Sunday, November 8, 2009

Sister Nielsen gets to hold a 7 month old joey. Her mum was hit by a car and the joey was rescued and brought to Cheri to care for. "Candy" love to be in this pouch while Cheri wears it around much like the mommy kangaroo carrying the joey in her pouch.

On October 6-8 it was our turn for the flat inspection trip. We enjoy visiting with the missionaries, leaving treats and notes at their flats and soaking up this beautiful. We stopped in Shepparton, VIC and enjoyed their "Mooving Art" exhibit. They have dozens of these unique painted cows all over the town. This mermaid cow was very interesting!

We visited the Kyabram Fauna Park between Shepparton and Echuca. It is bigger than our beloved Oz.e.wildlife Park near our home, but their kangaroos are not as friendly. However they have more variety and a bigger area. We really enjoyed the morning we spent there. These are flying foxes. We spent a long time watching them, but I could never get a shot of one flying. Their wings look like leather, and they walked upside down on the top of the cage and they use little hooks on the end of their wing as little hands. Fascinating.

This lovely cockatoo was pretty cheeky. He grabbed my glasses, snatched Howard's glasses from his pocket, ate a hole in the map of the park and kept us entertained for over a half hour. It is not easy to see, but he has my glasses in his beak. These beautiful birds are eveywhere in Australia flying free!

This friendly emu was checking us out for something to eat. We were very disappointing to him, because we had nothing to offer but some kind words. Emus and kangaroos cannot go backwards. They are on the Australian Crest to signify that Australia is always moving forward.

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