Not this little guy.
But you might have noticed the large bandage on my pointing finger?
When Chéri and I decided to plan a trip to Australia, one of my expectations was to get up close with its wildlife. And boy, did I get served! It’s funny though, because people here thought we should worry about sharks crocadiles and giant spiders (we did see a big croc, but it was in a wildlife reserve, and we didn’t have to worry about it.
But I must say that Aussie birds are naughty. Not all of them, of course.
On our very first campsite, Miriam handed me a bag of seeds telling me there were tons of wild birds waiting for me to feed them. I was thrilled! I should have practiced with the little fellow on my picture. Rosellas are very lovely, and harmless feathery friends. But when I opened my seed bag, cockatoos spotted me. And they are so exotic (for North Americans, anyway) and beautiful, that I sat on the ground, and let them climb on me to get their share of the food.
It was my fault, I didn’t keep the seeds coming, and before I knew it, Aoutch!! One of the white winged birds bit me quite severely (that’s the reason of the bandage… Thank you again Doug for saving my severed digit).
Only a couple of days later, we were having lunch in a park when the following happened.
Magpies were serenading us, and taking advantage of me, one of them stole my sandwich.
Again… Naughty birds! At least, I didn’t need to get first aid, which was a good thing.
We also got ”laughed at” by kookaburas. You don’t know the specie? I couldn’t blame you… But here’s what they sound like.
So, yeah. If after the pandemic, you plan a trip to Australia I’d tell you Do go! And don’t worry about possibly deadly animals… Just be careful about birds.
But not Rosellas.. Rosellas are are beautiful, friendly, won’t hurt you, or laugh at you.
This year, I am dedicating my A to Z Challenge to revisiting 26 of my favorite Instagram pictures, and the memories that cling to them. If you’d like to get the full list of my challenge post, just click here.