There is a saying that “one can take a horse to water, but you cannot make him drink” — applied soemtimes to dogmatic or stubborn people… and also in other ways. But I believe it is unusual to see a koala in daytime drinking water and doing so over a long period of time. As for the reasons, who knows? may be some wild life expert or lcoal know-all can tell us.
These PICs were recorded on 4 February at twilight at the Belair National Park’s man-made lake. That site is just 250 yards from where Shona and I live; and is part of our regular walking circuit. I add some glimpses of the surrounds throught the lens of a camera that seems inclined to DARKNESS.