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Koala drinks in drought
Lens: FFA 100mm Camera: K1 Photo Location: Moree nsw 
Posted By: Wild Mark, 01-24-2019, 04:56 AM

The koala usually gets its water need by eating gum leaves. In drought, wild koala’s are known to be hand watered. This koala was found licking the road after a short shower just north of Moree nsw Australia. The small shallow pools of water on the road after rain is all the free water available in this area. It is perhaps one of the reasons there are so many koalas killed by cars. This one was picked up by the local vet after being helped by a concerned local farmer. These locals are hero’s in my eyes.

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The koala usually gets its water need by eating gum leaves. In drought, wild koala’s are known to be hand watered. This koala was found licking the road after a short shower just north of Moree nsw Australia. The small shallow pools of water on the road after rain is all the free water available in this area. It is perhaps one of the reasons there are so many koalas killed by cars. This one was picked up by the local vet after being helped by a concerned local farmer. These locals are hero’s in my eyes.
fascinating scene!
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Australia can be harsh, good to see these animals getting a helping hand . A nice photograph.

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Poor little guy - I feel sorry for him, but you photographed him beautifully.

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Thanks for sharing the story and the pic. Happy Aus Day.
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such a cool picture!
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It is a tough life for these animals. Fascinating photo!
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