Saturday, February 14, 2009

Heatwave

In Victoria the temperature had been above 44 degrees C (112F) all week and they were forecasting another week of 40+ temperatures. Power was failing; trains had stopped running because tracks were buckling under the heat. It was just scorching.

It seems that people are not the only ones suffering.

These are photos of a little koala which just walked onto a back porch looking for a bit of heat relief.

The woman filled up a bucket for it and this is what happened.






Below are some photos of what Koalas are having to do to get a drink.

The photos with cyclists were taken on Tuesday evening (3 Feb) Adelaide (Center most south of AUS) on the old Freeway.

It had been 42C / 108F for over a week.


1 comment:

Demara said...

Wow those koalas are adorable! Are they seriously that tame? Are they wildly dangerous like kangaroos can be? I know here the closest animal to a koala is a squirrel and they are not that dangerous but also not that tame either. :)