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A huge THANK YOU to Carol (CarolG) and Alan Baseley for their User Awards on yesterday’s photo.

The penultimate photo of the sweet koala from Raymond Island in Victoria (Australia)

“The koala is featured in the Dreamtime stories and mythology of indigenous Australians. The Tharawal people believed that the animal helped row the boat that brought them to the continent.

Another myth tells of how a tribe killed a koala and used its long intestines to create a bridge for people from other parts of the world. This narrative highlights the koala's status as a game animal and the length of its intestines.

Several stories tell of how the koala lost its tail. In one, a kangaroo cuts it off to punish the koala for being lazy and greedy.

Tribes in both Queensland and Victoria regarded the koala as a wise animal and sought its advice. Bidjara-speaking people credited the koala for turning barren lands into lush forests.” (Wikipedia)

Tags: Victoria Koala Lake victoria Wildlife and nature EAST GIPPSLAND SHIRE RAYMOND ISLAND

Voters: christinecilia, ken j., danbrann and 32 more

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great shot. christineGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
CarolG 14 199 20 Greece
3 Mar 2016 5:47PM
Just look at that face SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
brian17302 9 2 13 United Kingdom
3 Mar 2016 5:50PM
Great pose & super image
3 Mar 2016 7:18PM
Two great images
HelenMarie 5 62 United Kingdom
3 Mar 2016 9:05PM
He really is lovely and interesting narrative Smile

EMJAYCEE 12 10 10 England
3 Mar 2016 9:56PM
He's a real winner - and deservedly so.Smile
Superb images, great captures, JN.
3 Mar 2016 11:01PM
Stunning image.
Bantu 8 7 1 India
4 Mar 2016 3:54AM
Very cute capture my friend.


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