Link from http://climateprogress.org/2009/02/06/australia-hot-dry-koala-waltzing-mathilda/

                http://findlifevalue.blogspot.com/2009/02/blog-post_3306.html

 

澳洲南部最近慘遭熱浪襲擊,氣溫甚至高達48℃,別說是人們受不了了,就連澳洲當地的國寶『無尾熊』都熱昏了頭,不但有也生得無尾熊被活生生得熱死,剩下的無尾熊更發展出一套求生本能向人們求助。

最近有許多澳洲民眾發現,平日害羞的無尾熊竟然跑到民宅或是像自行車騎士要水喝,看到屋主端出了水盆,無尾熊主動的立刻跳進水盆中泡水消暑,絕地求生的模樣還真是可愛,但令人不勝唏噓。

令人擔心的是,有些無尾熊竟然跑到了游泳池旁喝水,只見牠張開後腳,深怕五短身材一不小心就會掉進泳池中。 



Down came a jumbuck to drink at the billabong….



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A reader sends a note with a wonderful series of pictures attached:

Since you’ve been focusing on Australia a lot lately, these images might make some good symbols of what’s going on there. A koala invaded a home to get some water (very rare for koalas to anywhere near people), during this most recent heat wave.

The reader was himself forwarding an email about Australia’s worst heatwave on record, which read:

It has been so hot in SA for over a week … 40+ degrees Celsius everyday, and very dry.

A guy at work lives at Maude. His wife sent him these photos of a little Koala which just walked into the back porch looking for a bit of heat relief. She filled up a bucket and this is what happened!



Okay, this isn’t a jumpbuck. Then again, it’s not a billabong either, since those are all running dry (see “Australia faces collapse as climate change kicks in”). And if we don’t cut greenhouse gas emissions sharply and soon, they’ll all be irreversibly dry for 1000 years.”



And his ghost may be heard as you pass by that billabong,
“You’ll come a-Waltzing Matilda, with me.”

Related Posts:

* I just learned two shocking things
* Drought land “will be abandoned”
* Drought in southern Australia declared ‘worst on record’
* Dry me a River: Climate change and drought
* Australia today = U.S. southwest by 2050
* Australia faces the “permanent dry” — as do we

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  • rainsoul
  • 長得超可愛但兇狠的無尾熊居然開始靠近人類了!
    真是奇觀!
    泡在水裡的樣子好可愛喔!
    不過澳洲現在這麼熱呀...一定很難受@@
  • 為何用兇狠的無尾熊??他們看起來都很遲緩,溫柔的很勒~

    今年跟前年一樣,似乎都是熱死人不償命heatwave。

    imjovian 於 2009/02/12 19:37 回覆

  • rainsoul
  • 之前看過電視節目說無尾熊一輩子都只在同一棵樹上生活,如果硬要把他抓下來,會很生氣的用爪子攻擊,其實很兇。
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    網路轉載:一般來說,母的無尾熊比公的無尾熊有個性,尤其是求偶時期。此時,如果母無尾熊看不順眼對方,就會大肆咆哮,用前腳狠狠踢打愛慕者(劈哩啪啦、也不看看自己的長相),然後掉頭就走,管它什麼「謝謝你曾經愛過我」。而且啊,如果母熊喜歡上對方,但對方是「呆頭鵝」的話,母熊也會給牠「硬拗」,霸王硬上弓喔!
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    哈哈,無尾熊的外表其實是騙人的 XD
  • 原來如此,有關這方面的之事我倒是不曾仔細去研究過。講到這我倒是看過無尾熊打架,那真是太刺激了,看似溫馴的小動物,也是會看對方不順眼,大打出手。

    imjovian 於 2009/02/15 08:30 回覆

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