I got the biggest shock this morning. Yanking open the back door, i marched out, my head down, intent on getting to the vege patch in record speed to do a quick round of watering before the bean woke up. I rounded the verandah, looked up and came face to face with a rather large male koala. Theyre not uncommon around here and we hear them in the trees all the time but we dont often get them in this close to the house and this beast of a boy wasnt in the least bit concerned about my abrupt appearance. He just sat there and looked at me, blinking and moving his head around appearing to take in the view. So i scooted back inside, let B2 know what was going on and to come look and grabbed the camera. His torso was lovely and brown and furry but his butt end was a very patchy white and grey. Must get a bit worn after years of tree hugging.