Golf with Kangaroos
Wildlife is ever present when you play golf in Australia, particularly when
you get to some country courses. Here are some photos taken at the golf
course in Angelsea, a small town in Victoria.
The kangaroos get used to people here, but only if you do not get too
close. As I was practicing recently, two kangaroos were eating grass close
by quietly and unperturbed. They were probably wondering what I was up
to, and quite frankly so was I at times. Snakes, including the king brown,
are quite often seen lazing in the sun. We also see echidnas (spiny
anteaters), the occasional koala (at certain locations) and wallabies, which
are like small kangaroos.
The worst problem is a bird called the magpie, which around breeding
season will swoop and peck your head.
I live in Orange, a town approximately three hours drive west of Sydney in
Central Western New South Wales. We have 38,000 people and three top
quality 18-hole golf courses, and our main industry is the growing of fruit,
mainly apples and cherries as well as stone fruit, such as peaches and
plums in the last 15 years Orange is also renowned for its cold climate
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