Sure, we could have looked at photos pulled up on our computers, but that isn’t as good as the real thing. Our friends, Gretchen and Phil, took us to get a good look at these critters at a favorite place of theirs, East Coast Natureworld, in Bicheno, Tasmania.
We had a ball viewing and photographing all the animals, birds, and snakes.
We even got to watch the Tasmanian Devils get their daily meal. The park interpreter called the Tassy Devils by name and rustled her plastic food container, a sound they recognize as their dinnertime call. Out popped “the boys” from their little den. She tossed wallaby meat into the enclosure, fur and bones included. All the while she informed us about the animals and their behavior.
The best feature at Natureworld was its aviary – with the most colorful birds we’ve seen.
We plan to do some bushwalks while we’re in Australia. Thanks to our visit at Natureworld, we might actually recognize a native animal or snake now should we happen to meet. Not a bad idea!