Friday, February 13, 2009

Interview with David Tree about Sam the Koala

As I said in the last post, I heard David Tree interviewed on the Neil Mitchell program on radio station 3AW here in Melbourne yesterday, and I was hoping they would post it on their website.   For those who are interested in hearing the story you can listen to the audio here.

Once again 3AW have done a fantastic job covering the fires. On Saturday as we were sitting at home listening to the sirens from the firetrucks and the helicopters flying overhead as a fire started half a kilometer south of where we live, it was 3AW that was providing the regular updates that gave me the confidence to stay at home.

Please leave a comment if you read this - there is amazing interest in this story from around the world and even this blog is getting hits from all over the place - so if you drop in let me know where you are from.

Photo from AAP - Caption - Cheyenne Tree treats a Koala nicknamed Sam, saved from the bushfires in Gippsland, at the Mountain Ash Wildlife Center in Rawson, 100 miles (170 kilometers) east of Melbourne, Australia, where workers were scrambling to salve the wounds of possums, kangaroos and lizards Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2009. More than 180 people were killed in the weekend's fires, and on Wednesday, the scope of the devastation to Australia's wildlife began to emerge, with officials estimating that millions of animals also perished in the inferno. (AP Photo)


Shinade said...

Oh Loz,
All of this is just so heart breaking.

It's just unbelievable!!

And here I am with a tag. Oh well maybe just take a break for a minute and pop over and see what Ana did to my new site today.

No worries about the tag. But it is pretty cool for Valentine's.

Maybe you could use it on your other blog.

You're in my thoughts and I hope to see you!!:-)

Kelley said...

So many people are saying that the footage is staged or not from the 'real fires' which annoys me no end.

Bush fire is bushfire and damn freaking scary.

Dorothy said...

It's not a bad thing when we focus on something other then the bad things happening around us.

Dorothy from grammology

Peter (Worldman): said...

We still see a lot of the fires here on TV. And to hear that some of the fires have a criminal origin is something very shocking.

In all this trouble and suffering of affected people, the story of Sam is a little sunshine.

Anonymous said...

Ooops I've been calling Sam a "he". My humble apologies Sam :)

What a great guy and he sounds like a typical Aussie. Down to earth and not really wanting all this attention but being a good sport anyway. This really has been a bright spot in a dark time.

Walker said...

I have been watching all of this unfold and words can't express how tragic it all is.
Most of it is not seen and some will never be known.
I hope in the end something is done to prevent this from happening again