Carrots from the Sky Tuesday

A wallaby eating a carrotNew South Wales Environment Minister Environment Minister Matt Kean

Thousands of pounds of carrots and sweet potatoes are falling from the sky in Australia, air-dropped to help feed the Brush-tailed Rock wallabies whose habitats have been devastated by massive brushfires.

The wallabies, agile marsupials that use their furred tails for balance while climbing trees and vertical rocks, tend to survive fires. But their vegetation is often destroyed, according to the New South Wales government, which on Sunday announced it was coordinating helicopter drops in the state as part of recovery efforts. New South Wales Environment Minister Matt Kean shared photos of the hungry marsupials on Twitter:

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11 Responses to Carrots from the Sky Tuesday

  1. Den says:

    Snow off and on, power went off @ 9:15, shit!


  2. ಠ¿ಠarol says:

    Drove to the Mason Urgent Care this morning and got my blood drawn. Roads were perfect, the parking lot was perfect. I’m glad I waited an extra day before venturing out.

    I also gassed up my Rav4. I was down to a quarter of a tank, which was a full tank when my eyes stop me from driving in December. The kids usually use my car to ferry me around.

    I usually fill up on a half tank, that way I never have to stop for gas before I have to go anywhere.


  3. David B. Benson says:

    Not looking forward to going out to shovel while the snow is still falling.


  4. David B. Benson says:

    How long was your power off, Den?


  5. David B. Benson says:

    Past the fat friar saying Mass, again 16 minutes to the north door of the Hillside Cafe. Quite a few here.


  6. Den says:

    When looking to buy a used car, always kick the tire:


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