November 6, 2013 at 12:29 pm #257957
DH stopping in the middle of a major road putting his hazard lights on so a couple of stumpy tail lizards could cross in safety :laugh:November 6, 2013 at 2:12 pm #534136
wish more people would care enoughNovember 6, 2013 at 4:14 pm #534137
That’s so thoughtful and sweet!
~Dotty. :tup: :clap:November 6, 2013 at 11:49 pm #534138
Saw a similar thing a couple of days ago. Traffic stopped to allow a mother duck and her little ducklings to cross the road.
We’ve often stopped to allow/help lizards, turtles and echidnas to cross the road. Turtles are easy because you can pick them up and just put them on the other side. Lizards not quite so easy – I’ve ended up taking my shoe off, and trying to ‘shoo’ them only to have them bite the toe of my shoe so I’ve ‘carried’ them to the side and then have a fight to get my shoe back. Echidnas – no chance, just try to make sure nobody runs them over.November 7, 2013 at 3:19 pm #534139
I did this for a python the other day….he crossed both lanes.
Be careful doing this as a woman was knocked down and killed, right in town,[Ballina] helping some ducks across the road. To make matters worse, it was her neighbour driving the car.November 7, 2013 at 10:12 pm #534140
Thats lovely Ballamara.. & it’s also lovely to read what you all have done to protect wild life crossing our roads. It’s treacherous for these creatures, they have no idea that their meanderings are taking them over busy roads..
Hi Rubicon, welcome to ALS :wave:
Echidna’s can also be picked up if you have a thick pair of hardy gloves on.. provided they are on a hard surface.. no need to turn them over & use the leg to pick them up. I have seen a wildlife carer do this with her bare hands, prickles and all 🙂November 7, 2013 at 10:44 pm #534141
We often have to stop along a particularly popular stretch of road – koalas (one seen with a baby on its back last week!), kangaroos (had to wait while the joey got back in the pouch the other night!),duck & ducklings, echidna. Given I work in the CBD, I love this part of my drive home to see what wildlife I’ll come across! Also have a privilege of working from home a couple of days a week – had to interrupt a phone conference today to talk about the eagles circling, as we don’t often see them! My life is a whole new world for the Sydney-siders I work with!November 7, 2013 at 11:01 pm #534142
… AND Bushman.. nice to see you back here with your contribution, it’s been a while 🙂
:hug:November 8, 2013 at 11:29 am #534143
Not long after my husband arrived from Australia, he saw a sight he never thought he’d see. Driving into the city (Adelaide), as I came around a bend near the zoo, all the traffic on the other side of the road was stopped & I stopped too. To allow a mother duck to herd her pack of ducklings across the road. Hubby had the camera with him & was hanging out the window taking photos, not only of the ducks, but of the traffic that was stopped for them, because he’d never seen anything like it before – city traffic brought to a standstill because ducks were crossing the road.November 8, 2013 at 4:23 pm #534144
You name it we have probably rescued it off the road I was getting a lizard off the road once but a car came round a curve in the dirt road only to hit me the lizard got away unharmed I was covered in dust and a few bruises. I also got to rescue a long neck turtle ….. it was a boy I must have turned it on :ohmy: DH and I were laughing so hard :laugh:
One thing people could do which isn’t all that hard is if you see a dead animal on the road please remove it as we nearly hit a wedge tail that was feeding in the middle of the road on a bunny,the wedge tail couldn’t take off quick enough.
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