Newspaper article Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

No Sitting on the Fence - He's a Friend

Newspaper article Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

No Sitting on the Fence - He's a Friend

Article excerpt

I'VE got a new friend. I was mowing the lawn a week or two ago, struggling to get through the mess of a lawn that we inherited when we bought our house.

As I mowed along the fence line a kookaburra decided to come and sit on the fence.

He just sat there, and as I got closer I was certain it would fly off. But no way.

That kookaburra wasn't going to let the opportunity of a cheap worm go by, so it just sat on the fence, and I eventually mowed past with my shoulder no more than 300mm from its beak.

I'm not sure of the nature of kookaburras - whether they are aggressive like the magpies we encounter in New Zealand, or whether they are fairly docile.

I guess I found out when the bird didn't flinch as I walked past.

Back I came, one row out from the fence line and still Mr Kookaburra didn't move. …

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