Their wobbly motions were enough to disturb a local wallaby who goes jumping off.
In the second video (you’ll need to click the Play Now link to watch it) Nate is enjoying the attention of a King Parrot. Not one to spoil a good Kodak moment I asked him to look my way … big mistake apparently.]]>
Sorry the video looks so cruddy – it looks good on the camcorder but for some reason it’s not converting well.]]>
We saw three wild dingos on the drive and during a walk of the park we saw a carpet python sitting on a log. Pretty neat.
Our tour included a stop at the amazing Lake Mackenzie.
The drive along the beach through Noosa National Park is amazing. It’s a designated roadway, so it’s one of the few places you’ll find speed limit signs posted along an open beach. A towing company has a wall of shame in their office showing dozens of wrecks that got submerged after the tide rolled in on them. Thankfully we pulled through just fine.]]>
After a pretty good hike we sat at the picnic area for some lunch. Suddenly Nate pointed into the forest and shouted “look!”.
About 100 feet away a huge goanna was lumbering straight toward us. He made his way right up to our table. As he walked a wild bush turkey rushed up at him a couple of times and pecked at his tail. He paid no mind, just curled up his tail and kept plodding onward. I’ve heard conflicting accounts of goannas from Australians I’ve talked to, so I kept a bit of distance (other people were feeding him scraps from their lunch as he walked around their feet). One person told me, “they’re harmless, but …. they can stand up on their hind legs and come rushing at you very quickly.” Another person said, “they’re harmless, but … in defense they can deliver a nasty bite and because they’re carrion eaters they carry a lot of bacteria. They say that wound may never heal.” I’m not sure what “never heal” means exactly, but it was enough to prevent me from sharing my tuna wrap with this guy.
He wandered all over the place, past some people playing cricket, and eventually found a table full of people willing to feed him.]]>