2/05/2009

Heat Wave

It's HOT!

It has been for weeks.

The southern states of Australia have been hitting 40°C (+100°F) every day. Of course, this is Australia and we're used to hot weather. We only really know it's Hot when the local wildlife start abandoning their homes in the bush in favour of our abodes. Like this cute little character from down South Australia way who decided to wander inside for a drink. First he tested the temperature of the water... with his tongue. Not many people know that Koalas have the second most temperature accurate tongue in the animal Kingdom. The first being the Himalayan Camel but who wants to trek half-way up an ice covered mountain only to be told, guess what, it's freak'n cold.



Then, seeing as it was cool enough for his liking, he rightfully claimed it as his own personal swimming pool.



Mmmm... Cool! Now, how about that drink?



Well, he is an Aussie after all. What did you expect him to drink?

Yeah, I know, that's not right.

They forgot to give him a meat pie and tomato sauce.

Take: 30

Blogger Bimbimbie mused...

ROFL*!* Priceless ... yesterday morning I got a shock when I found a carpet snake had spent the night with two of my cats they have an outdoor cat enclosure. At first I thought they had been messing about and pushed one of their sleeping beds until I tried to move it back and something was stopping it, the snake.

Thu Feb 05, 11:15:00 am

 
Blogger Ruela mused...

hahahhahaahahahha


v. cool

Koala it's yours?

Thu Feb 05, 12:13:00 pm

 
Blogger G3T Films mused...

Geeesh, a snake! Lucky it was made of carpet ;)

Did you shoo him outside or did you have to call in a pro?

Thu Feb 05, 01:25:00 pm

 
Blogger G3T Films mused...

Ruela, no, the Koala's not mine.

There beer is though. James Boags on a hot day. Mmmmm!

Thu Feb 05, 01:26:00 pm

 
Blogger Bimbimbie mused...

Luckily hubbs was home and he did the coaxing out of there.

Have you got a good supply of your James Boag for the hotter than hot weekend ... yeah silly question I know, but it has to be asked*!*

Thu Feb 05, 08:08:00 pm

 
Blogger G3T Films mused...

The simply answer to that is, No. thankfully the mother-in-law has offered to put us up in the air-conditioned flat until the heat burns out. I'm sure I'll take her a few Boag's to make sure the temperature stays down.

I know it's a silly thing to say but you should ask the Hubby to teach you how to 'coax' the wildlife. Carpet snakes are so cute. It's worth knowing how to stand up to their cat intimidating techniques. :D

Thu Feb 05, 10:51:00 pm

 
Blogger Ruela mused...

cool ;)

Thu Feb 05, 11:46:00 pm

 
Blogger /t. mused...

ahhh

drunken wildlife

aka "wildlife gone wild"

/t.

Fri Feb 06, 02:10:00 am

 
Blogger G3T Films mused...

No Ruela, hot. That's the problem.

Apparently Sunday will be 47°C (116°F).

Fri Feb 06, 08:36:00 am

 
Blogger G3T Films mused...

Hahahaha, Wildlife! Gone! Wild!

Next, a Boa Constrictor whose Bo' gets strict on her! *whip-crack*

Fri Feb 06, 08:38:00 am

 
Anonymous rita mused...

That little critter is so freak'n cute! It's got some wicked looking claws, though. Silly question, but are they as cuddly as they look?

Fri Feb 06, 09:53:00 am

 
Blogger G3T Films mused...

Not a silly question at all Rita.

Gum trees, where these critters live, have very smooth bark so they need these claws to dig into the wood in order to climb. You can cuddle them, but they can treat you a bit like a tree.

Let's just say that I wouldn't cuddle one unless I really had too. Mind you, they sleep 20 hours a day so if they're in sleeping mode rather than climbing mode they're pretty cuddly. Especially when they're young.

Fri Feb 06, 12:51:00 pm

 
Anonymous rita mused...

thanks for the information. BTW, I have been looking all over the internet for a Himalayan Camel ????

Fri Feb 06, 01:28:00 pm

 
Blogger /t. mused...

young
cute and cuddly
&
they taste like chicken

/t.

Fri Feb 06, 02:05:00 pm

 
Blogger G3T Films mused...

Rita, I wouldn't have though it was that hard to find

Fri Feb 06, 04:53:00 pm

 
Blogger G3T Films mused...

Mmmmm... Not sure I'd enjoy eucalyptus chicken but I'm willing to give it a go.

Fri Feb 06, 04:55:00 pm

 
Blogger Bimbimbie mused...

I don't mind the snakes hanging their change of coat on my washing line but will leave the coaxing to himself*!*

Bless, you have a lovely MIL too*!*

Fri Feb 06, 09:31:00 pm

 
Anonymous rita mused...

I hate to be persnickety but if you delve further you will see there really is no authentic Himalayan Camel.
Unless it's some obscure Australian slang for a shaggy double-humped Bactrian camel.

Of course the Himalayan Camel rug is not made from the coat of the mythical Himalayan Camel but refers to the color of a wool rug.

I hear the Himalayan Camel has a lone horn protruding from it's forehead.

Sat Feb 07, 12:29:00 pm

 
Blogger Ticharu mused...

Very cute :) but is that the best beer you could get for Photoshop?

As to your question about the cold... these English don't know cold, I kin tell yer about cold! Blimey!

Is Australia still in severe drought then?

Sat Feb 07, 06:55:00 pm

 
Blogger Ruela mused...

47°C?!!!??!!



Man, run for your life....you go to turn into a barbecue ;)


hope you have a lot of beer next to you.


p.s. don't get drunk ;)

Sun Feb 08, 04:33:00 am

 
Blogger The Phosgene Kid mused...

Where's the Foster's oilcan? That is my drink of choice when it Comes to down under beer. Looks like the girl is making Koala soup. I suspect they'd taste rather nasty after eating all those gum leaves.

Sun Feb 08, 06:22:00 am

 
Blogger T S Munty mused...

A bottle of the amber.. that's what I call style. Shame about the meat pie and ketchup but a bottle of beer and a fart in the tub is good enough for anyone.

It's snow and ice here so don't need no fancy-tongued camel to tell me it's cold either.

Sun Feb 08, 07:52:00 am

 
Blogger G3T Films mused...

Rita, well, if you don't like being finical then why do it?

I think it's a well understood that the shaggy double-humped Bactrian camel is called the Himalayan. The easiest word will out, if you call something the 'abcdefghijklmno' people will naturally start calling it the 'ab' until a couple of hundred years go by and then it will have evolved to become the 'ab'. Stop living in the past, in a hundred years I'll be correct ;)

No, the horned one isn't the Himalayan, I think you're thinking of the Narwhal.

Sun Feb 08, 09:33:00 am

 
Blogger G3T Films mused...

Ooops, sorry Bimbimbie, I missed answering your comment there.

They leave their coats on your washing line? How cool. You should post some photos of that!

That's alright, Mooncar 'allows' me to handle the leggy and seemingly dangerous things too.

Sun Feb 08, 09:35:00 am

 
Blogger G3T Films mused...

That was the best beer I could find to (badly) photoshop into the picture. THAT, is one of the most fucking fantastic beers on gods green earth. I'll buy you one and you can tell me about the cold...

Surprisingly, no, the drought has broken in most places over the last year. Although we in the south are having the hottest days ever recorded (thank you global warming) in the North they're having huge floods.

Unfortunately in the middle is still pockets of drought.

Sun Feb 08, 09:41:00 am

 
Blogger G3T Films mused...

47°C!!!!! I know, what are we? In Dubai?

It's freaking ridiculous. We hid at the pool yesterday. Today, in an air conditioned flat.

Sun Feb 08, 09:43:00 am

 
Blogger G3T Films mused...

Ha! Phos! Koala soup, Mmmmmmm. Koala have never been much of an eating animal... unlike Kangaroo. Mmmm, Darkest of the red meats. Yum.

PS. Fosters is rubbish sorry to say. The reason we send it to the USA is so we don't have to drink it. James Boags Premium really is one of the better beers in the world. Their may be finer, and I'll sample each beer around the world until I find them, but this really is an awesome drop.

Sun Feb 08, 09:47:00 am

 
Blogger G3T Films mused...

Oh Munty, he really is only one plate of beans away from a Jacuzzi. :)

I've seen on me telly that you lot are freezing... and driving around the country side crashing a LOT.

Sun Feb 08, 09:51:00 am

 
Blogger T S Munty mused...

Baked bean jacuzzi would be classy.

It's like the Keystone Cops here when it snows.

Sun Feb 08, 01:50:00 pm

 
Blogger Rita mused...

In 100 years a historian will be rifling through old & obscure blog posts looking for comments of historical significance & happen upon this reference to a Himalayan camel. After an exhaustive search through the whole of 194,000,000,000 goggle search results for Himalayan camel, he/she will still conclude the Himalayan camel did not exist.

Mon Feb 09, 07:18:00 am

 

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