We have been very fortunate to have had few fire problems this week (compared to the southern states.)
We have been in the forest and sea each day and have been lucky to see these awesome creatures. With a bit of luck the weather will be kind and let the firies do their work to save the creatures and forests (and their own homes.)
The snake is the Morelia spilota mcdowelli, McDowell’s Python. What a lovely name for such a lovely creature!
We found this pair of Sugar Gliders playing on a tree branch on Mount Cootha
This amazingly-coloured Chrysalis was hanging off a tree branch on Mount Cootha
This hairy creature was waiting for dinner on a tree trunk
This Barking Owl was perched with one foot raised. It is beautiful!
My namesake! The McDowell Python!
This is the Bull Ray and Justin, at Julian Rocks, Byron Bay
This Bull Ray challenged the Leopard Shark to a race
Bull Ray in trench at Julian Rocks
Bull Ray on sand at Julian Rocks
Christmas Tree Worms at Stradbroke Island
Lionfish at Shag Rock, Stradbroke Island
Pipe fish at Flat Rock, Stradbroke Island
This is Bodi. He's a dog.