Thursday, February 12, 2009

and then there's this

Alongside the terrible loss of human life has been the devastating effects on the animals - livestock and especially native animals like the slow moving koala. Friends have forwarded on emails describing the harrowing sight of koalas falling from the trees, as they drove through the fires.

This photograph, of the firefighter and the koala, was sent to me today.

Click here for the clip.




9 comments:

anna said...

oh, dear.

OvaGirl said...

It was such a tonic to these awful awful pictures we're seeing of koalas with burnt noses and ears.

Maggie May said...

I could sit & howl......
We heard over here, this morning, that some people have been detained on suspicion of arson. Really hope they catch the guilty ones. Not that it makes much difference to the afflicted.

Betty Flocken said...

This is an incredibly moving picture. There's been an airplane crash in NY so I'm not getting any updates today on the fires. Hope it's better today

Kimberly said...

Absolutely heartbreaking.

Catizhere said...

Poor little guy.

jbondsgirl said...

Poor thing!

MsPrufrock said...

What a wonderful photo, just a shame it came about in this way.

My Australian geography is worse than horrible, so I had no concept where you are in relation to the fires, but you've been in my thoughts. I'm glad you are safe!

Mony said...

...the way she rests her paw on the firefighter. It makes me well up everytime. We are all haunted by the stories...imagine trying to save your kids with nowhere to run? It's too tragic. Just horrifying.