from predators of the mainland, Kangaroo Island is a haven
for local wildlife. While I was a bit disappointed to find
much of the island turned into far-from-pristine farms, the
abundance of wildlife was amazing. Here, the problem is how
to deal with overpopulation of the various marsupials. The
tours we went on turned out to be costly and unnecessary,
and we saw as much if not more while wandering on our own.
My favorite pasttime was searching the trees for koalas, which
never ceased to amaze and delight me. In addition to those
pictured below, I saw platypus in the pools at dusk and little
fairy penguins coming in to nest at night.