Baby it’s a Wild, Wild World up here!


We often go to a place on the river to watch the spectacular Kimberley sunsets… and have a drink or three….

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                                                                                                                                                                                           It was on the way home after one of  these three drink nights  that we had to hit the brakes to avoid hitting a crocodile crossing the road….. Can you believe it a crocodile crossing the road!

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Not the same crocodile that crossed the road – may be related!

On a recent trip Charlie the Kookaburra wasn’t so lucky. After we collided, metal on feather, we were surprised that it was still alive. We took it home and nursed it and Charlie survived the night. The next day I took it to the Kimberley Wildlife Rescue but it was too injured to be saved. Such a beautiful bird.


We attract a lot of birds in the garden by putting out bowls of water…different types of finches; crimson and double barred  and honey eaters. Sadly, the birds also attract feral cats. I’ve got a hose handy  just in case. The other day I spotted a black cat on the front veranda and it didn’t move much so I managed to hit it full on , it ran through a drainage ditch and on to the road.  And as fate had it, just at that very moment on the normally quiet road, a car was passing !

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And since then we have discovered more stray cats snooping around and a litter of  5 kittens under the house. That ‘ll be another project.

Anyone wants some kittens?

                                                                                                                                                                                 Every night without fail  the green frogs come and sit on top of the side gate. Who needs a dog when you’ve got guard frogs!

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