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Oz Werewolf King Island to Tasmania Poem

Hi, it’s Greenygrey. Here’s the fourth and last part of the epic-take your pick-lucky dip Kangaroo Island to Tasmania tetralogy/quadrilogy literary nonsense poem(s) as promised. That’s your two episodes of the great and powerful Werewolf of Oz: Fantasy Travel by Google Maps this week…

so no twisting our resolve asking for more,
for it would solve nothing,
and might be a bit of a bore…

This chapter sees the quackers quartet sail to Tasmania, and the excitement doesn’t end there, oh no, in fact, we (Green and Grey, as we were then) met up there for a little while… in the land of the Tazzy tigers/wolves (thylacines).

The Tasmanian coat of arms features thylacines...
The Tasmanian coat of arms features thylacines as supporters. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

57.  POETRY VOYAGE WITH A SMILE BUT NO SAUSAGE

King Island to Tasmania  

We tried to set sail from Disappointment Bay
but thunderous waves sent us astray
feeling like a ship of fools without a winner
we crashed into a smashing crag called Lavinia
moving us to the milky waters of Cowper Point
where the current took us to The Blowhole joint
we sheltered there for a little while
before getting blown the extra mile
for enough knots to reach Tasmania
landing somewhere near Marrawah.

werewolf of oz book cover

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Wild Wolf Photo Star of Independent Chernobyl Wildlife

Hi, it’s Chris Packwolf, nature and wildlife correspondent at the Greenygrey. First of all, I was pleasantly surprised to see a great greenygrey photo of a wolf in the wild on the BBC‘s morning news paper round-up from today’s Independent newspaper.

The sad part is that it is inside the Chernobyl environment, which was said to  still have a radiation problem after the nuclear fallout of 1986. No humans have returned, so wildlife is said to be thriving there.

The best news is that the animals studied there are not showing any signs of deformities from the radiation. In an ideal world, humans will soon return and live in harmony with the wildlife that is acting as a safety scout.

Lost Land of the Tiger Documentary Controversy

Marc Latham’s new Lost Land of the Tiger BBC documentary article for Suite 101 was going to be the headline news today, but the greenygrey wild wolf story scooped the top story spot this morning. There’s never a dull moment at the Greenygrey.

It’s still a very interesting article though, with the amazing documentary leading to an intriguing controversy. Hopefully it won’t distract from the most important issue raised: conserving tigers and other wildlife.

People with access to the BBCiplayer can watch the documentary today up to 7.59pm GMT.

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