…and with a vengance
Another season of bushfires is with us, so far in the beautiful Adelaide Hills of South Australia 26 homes have been destroyed, and many more are being threatened; the number is expected to rise. There are no fatalities so far and lets hope it stays that way.
The poor old koalas have a hard time, they’re not as fleet as the ‘roos and they can’t burrow like the wombats and they’re just stuck in the trees fearful of the raging flames, those that do get clear are in need of a drink;
Did this little fellow survive? Who knows, the firefighter in all probability had to leave him to get back to the task at hand, fighting the fire. Many, many Koalas die each year in South Australian bushfires and there’s precious little can be done to save them.
Melbourne and Victoria are bracing too for expected fires, so far all fires have been contained but conditions are not getting any better and thoughts of the disastrous 2009 February fires which claimed 173 lives are uppermost in many peoples minds..
Are we in for a long hot devasting summer again? Indications are that we are; and now we have to start worrying about those maniacs who like to start the fires without thought for the havoc, death and destruction that they cause.
Somehow I’m not looking forward to the next two or three months.