These two possums were doing a spot of tightrope sitting in our son's front garden! They had just had a little spat with a local cat, and then they sat there, on the wire, staring through the sitting room window, for quite some time.
Anoplognathus pallidicollis, a member of the scarab family of beetles, better known in Australia as the Christmas beetle - because it is really only seen around Christmas time in country areas. And we did see a few. This one was the most colourful. The green can vary from a dull ochre colour through to this wanna-be Egyptian scarab!
Last week we saw two wild emu (thank you to Mrs E for the pic - I managed to leave my camera behind on this jaunt) to the Briar Homestead, on the Mornington Peninsula.New Year's Eve and a sighting of four pelicans near where we were staying. Enormous, fabulous birds, with such genial faces/
And, saving the best till last, because this is one from my bucket list - koalas in the wild! This one was munching its way through a gum tree at one of our pit stops along The Great Ocean Road (more of that in another post). What an adorable furry little creature!
Contented sigh - not just from the koala after a good meal, but from me too! Very happy.