My very UNEXPECTED but most WELCOME visitor  by gilbertwood

My very UNEXPECTED but most WELCOME visitor

When I moved into this house nearly 2 years ago, I said to my daughter "all I need now is to see a koala in this gum tree outside my kitchen window." She laughed at me and said, "you're not on the farm anymore!" I live right in the town and have only one gum tree and 2 other large trees. Well you can imagine my surprise Saturday evening when I saw a koala climb up the tree - my daughter didn't believe me!! The next morning he had gone - but then I saw him run across the lawn and up into the willow tree - and there he stayed for several hours :) He later quietly disappeared without me seeing - but I was very happy :)
wow! how exciting! and what a good story you have now :)
November 14th, 2019  
Oh how exciting, I hope he becomes a regular visitor
November 14th, 2019  
How wonderful, a lovely capture, too. Fav!! 😀
November 14th, 2019  
So nice to see, excellent photo
November 14th, 2019  
What a wonderfuf find beautifully captured Denise looks like you got the last laugh then:)
November 14th, 2019  
He is such a little dear....how fab to have him visiting......the most we get is a squirrel!
November 14th, 2019  
Wonderful surprise, pic!!
November 14th, 2019  
Yay! What a thrill ❤💜
November 14th, 2019  
How lovely to have this little fellow in your garden. I know that I would be excited. Fav for this lovely shot
November 14th, 2019  
A sweet story and shot!
November 14th, 2019  
Awww, lovely shot and story! Hope he stays safe in the town
November 14th, 2019  
Great capture
November 14th, 2019  
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How wonderful, Denise. Fav.
November 14th, 2019  
How exciting to look out your window at this beautiful animal.
November 14th, 2019  
What a fabulous surprise and shot, hope there will be more to follow. Fav!
November 14th, 2019  
...and such a pretty one too!what a great sight from a kitchen window!
November 14th, 2019  
Great capture, how nice of him ti visit, hope you see more of him and he keeps safe in a built up area
November 14th, 2019  
What a nice surprise, right on front of your kitchen window!
November 14th, 2019  
Pretty cool, for sure!
November 14th, 2019  
such a delightful visitor - I am so happy for you ! fav
November 14th, 2019  
are you sure that is a he? looks very 'she' to me :) nice shot!
November 14th, 2019  
What a wonderful surprise for you!
November 14th, 2019  
What a lovely visitor to have right outside your window. He looks very cute.
November 14th, 2019  
@koalagardens Yes - I called our animal rescue team when I noticed it had some rusty stains on it's bottom - fearing chlamydial cystitis. They came and looked at him and said it was a male possibly just marking it;s territory.
November 14th, 2019  
What a wonderful story and photo. It’s not every day you see a Koala out your kitchen window.
November 14th, 2019  
Wonderful
November 14th, 2019  
Such a sweet face fav
November 14th, 2019  
A great capture of this beautiful visitor. Gladly it stay`s long enough for this lovely pic.
November 14th, 2019  
Lucky you and what a sweet curious face. Hope he hasn’t come into town because of needing to escape fires
November 15th, 2019  
Awww how wonderful! I wonder if the fires caused him to come to your place?
November 15th, 2019  
How wonderful
November 15th, 2019  
A lovely capture and how wonderful to have this lovely visitor.Fav
November 15th, 2019  
Fan-bloody-tastic. You are so lucky.
November 15th, 2019  
Great catch and capture.
November 15th, 2019  
How wonderful to have such a cute visitor!
November 15th, 2019  
How delightful
November 15th, 2019  
@jgpittenger @louannwarren Thanks for your concern but there are no fears of fires down here! I live on the southern coast of Victoria Aust and the fires are up in NSW & Queensland - 1000's of miles away! In fact we are freezing down here with cold front after cold front passing over us - just wish I could send this wet weather up there :)
November 15th, 2019  
What a fabulous visitor.
November 15th, 2019  
How absolutely amazing. You must have been beside yourself with excitement, I know I would have been.
November 15th, 2019  
I think there is a "tale" that if you find a ladybug in your house it will bring you good fortune (no endorsement of that from me!) BUT I would say finding a koala in your tree is even better than that! Great shot.
November 16th, 2019  
Wonderful surprise, Denise, but it just proves, provide the right food, shelter and cover and you never know what you might find.
This reminds me of the old adage.....

A Koala in a tree, is worth more than two birds in a bush.
November 16th, 2019  
@markp I've never heard of that saying - but I totally agree :)
November 16th, 2019  
@gilbertwood Haha, not surprised Denise. I was playing with the more familiar " A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush "
November 16th, 2019  
@markp You got me :) Clever play!
November 16th, 2019  
delightful! fav
November 16th, 2019  
wonderful fav
November 17th, 2019  
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