We're blaming the weather here on the lack of marsupials in the country. Care to share a few 'roos or koalas? Heard your summer has been breaking records for heat. Hope things improve.
I'm in Florida so we don't get snow, just the occasional tornado, hurricane, alligators and snakes, lots of snakes that aren't native. "Why does it have to be snakes" - Indiana Jones
LOL I don't think we are allowed to export (living) kangaroos, but here are some videos of some who come to visit me from time to time The unruly mob that have moved in next door - YouTube Mother and child - YouTube Big blue amongst the mob next door - YouTube
I have seen 4 red belly black snakes come through my property over the last 2 years which means they do that considerably more often
On another occasion a big brown kangaroo decided he liked my backyard, at first he was easily shooed off, but over time he became more bold and eventually decided he didn't want to go at all at stood up to me assuming the fighting stance you can see in one of these videos - when they do that the big ones are well over 6 feet high - a scary sight - time to back off and get the hose out. You don't mess with these fellows - they can easily rip your intestines out with the sharp claws on their feet - fortunately they are normally very docile.
No crocodiles or Koalas here though - but plenty of wombats in the area.
Weather events tend it get exaggerated these days for some reason (hmmm I wonder why that might be?). It has been a warmish summer but I would estimate I have only lost about a week of "shop" time due to high heat - which is about the norm. Other parts of the country have had it tougher - notably Adelaide but it has hot summers all the time.
On one occasion I was preventing meeting up with friends for dinner in Sydney because the highway was cut by bushfire (wild fire) - that was about the worst of it.
Absolutely fabulous weather here at the moment - and it actually gets better during late autumn and much of the winter. Plenty of shed time!