Friday, February 20, 2009

Sam the Koala

Koalas are normally fearful of humans. What caused one burn injured female koala to serenely accept help from Australian fireman David Tree will remain a mystery. One thing we do know is that that simple act of kindness is one of the few bright moments to come from the Aussie firestorms that killed about 200 people and thousands of defenseless wild animals.

Sam is how she is now known and this is her story.

The life of Indigo Red is full of adventure. Tune in next time for the Further Adventures of Indigo Red.


Anonymous said...

Normally I am an advocate for letting nature take it's course, but this just tugs too hard on the heartstrings. Don

Indigo Red said...

I agree fully, Don. I think nature, in this case, did take it's coourse. The koala did "ask" for help and the man, also, a part of nature, responded with needed aid. I see this in the same light as the female dogs that allow kittens to suckle from her.

Mike's America said...

Sad to think of the thousands of Koalas and the countless numbers of other species which died in this fire.

And, it was a fire that might have been prevented by clearing brush.

But the environmentalists refused to allow that to happen.

Indigo Red said...

True, Mike. And before the fires had been controlled, people who had lost homes and towns were already blaming the environazis.

And at the same time, in the far Australian west, people are being flooded out because of rain. How about controlling the water flow and storage so it can be pumped elsewhere?