People, I'm beginning to realise that Mt Tamborine is wildlife central. I'm still feeling a bit surprised about this, but really I shouldn't be; it is, after all, in the middle of a rainforest national park.
Our shop is no exception, check out the enormous trees. (Stay with me here, I have a point).
We have enormous front and back verandahs, and to attract birds for the international tourists to look at we're putting bird seed out on the back verandah. Sue snapped this pic on the weekend.
So of course the kookas, cheeky monkeys that they are, follow suit.
Can you tell how tame they are!
I wonder if this is the same 3 that I snapped pics of on our opening night? Maybe they're a family.
Another one snapped by Sue during the week. Apparently English tourists in particular are into the bird feeding...don't ask me why this is!
This goanna was seen at Sues place...we saw a bigger one downstairs out the back of the shop a couple of weeks ago, it was at least 7 feet long. They are quite awesome to see in person, regal in fact. But don't worry, they don't attack humans unless you try to grab them or something.
Getting back to the point, well it turns out it was a handy thing that we started the bird feeding.
Sue was at the shop today, quietly minding things, when she heard an almighty bird-type racket being made out the back.
The birds had spotted this snake in one of our trees, and luckily they let Sue know it was there pretty quickly!
While she's partial to the odd snake skin, Sue collects dead stuff, not alive stuff, so she got the back door closed pretty smartly and called the snake catchers. Apparently they got it out of the tree pretty easily and re-released it elsewhere. Phew, I'm glad it wasn't me!
But part of the trade-off for dealing with that kinda stuff..well just look at this sunrise! It was 5am and a perfect 24 degrees when this was taken 2 days ago...is this what you wake up to???