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RAYMOND ISLAND_10

By JN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY
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

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