Twelve months ago, BIG readers were asked if the cassowary could weather Yasi’s storm. Before the sun had set the day after the category 5 cyclone belted the Queensland coast, cogs were already turning as the community and State Government banded together to address and manage the impact to the endangered, Wet Tropics population, of the southern cassowary, Casuarius casuarius johnsonii.
You can almost hear the nearby she-oaks beckoning ‘caretta caretta’ as they shift in the warm summer breeze. Sounds quite lyrical doesn’t it? And if you’ve ever had the pleasure of witnessing a Loggerhead Sea Turtle (Caretta caretta) lay her eggs on a QLD beach it is indeed like poetry in motion.
I grew up on the GC, packed my car in search of adventure and ended up in North QLD. Some very lucky Proserpine Rock-wallabies (Petrogale Persephone aka PRW’s) have followed similar footsteps… but for very different reasons.
Crocs have been getting a bad wrap lately. Our local croc expert spills the beans on why she still loves the ancient reptiles…