Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Aussie animals in need of help...

Some amazing animal pics from the flooded areas in Queensland. Most are so exhausted and scared that they allow humans to be in physical contact - most unusual! I only hope someone rescued the monitor lizard from the fence post. And the snake. The wallaby on the hay bale might have been harder to coax into a boat!

Frog hitches ride with snake to flee floods.

The frog on the back of the snake.

Of all the startling images to have come out from the Queensland floods, this has to be the most unusual — a green frog hitching a ride on the back of a brown snake. Computer technician Armin Gerlach was visiting friends in the flood-hit town of Dalby, located in the state's south-east, last week when he spotted the unlikely pair.

"I felt amazement, I just couldn't believe it," Mr Gerlach said.

Mr Gelach said a friend who had been affected by many floods told him animals often helped each other out during disasters.

"It's quite common when you have animals in floods or fires or disasters, they actually get together and don't do anything," he said.

"My friend has seen foxes and rabbits forget their hunting instincts during natural disasters," he said.

Mr Gelach said he and his friends were inspecting flood damage on the property, Where waters had risen to about 47cm.

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