10 February 2009

More Scary Times in Australia

The fires are mostly out, the temperatures are finally getting back to average, but the extent of damage from the recent fires in Australia is still unknown. Estimates are saying more than 200 humans are thought to have died. Houses, cars, property and lives have been wiped out.

The area's diverse animal life -- both wild and domestic -- have suffered as well. Family pets have died, livestock, horses, wild kangaroos, wallabies, possums and koala have been killed or injured.

One small victory over the fire is Sam the koala whose feet were burned. A fireman gave the poor animal water and an animal rescue group has taken her to safety.

You can read more about Sam here.

You can read more about the devastation to wild life here; but I warn you not to view the slide show. The images are just horrible.

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