This seal has surprised everyone by turning up in a cow paddock in southern NSW. And now we know how he got there.
Armed with a healthy appetite and sense of adventure, this New Zealand fur seal has stunned a cattle farmer by waddling through his property an amazing 15km (10 miles) from the coast. And it turns out his stomach may hold the biggest clue as to the reason for his sightseeing. It’s believed he followed a school of fish far up a small, winding freshwater creek and then became disoriented. Unsure of how to find his way back to the ocean, he then decided to walk and waddle his way back home.
Thankfully wildlife officers were called and were quickly on the scene to offer him alternative transport. He was captured without needing sedation and then driven to the mouth of the Bega River where he was released.
With a full stomach and a full list of stories to share with the family, he soon swam off, wisely choosing a life of salt instead of soil this time...
Connie's bang in the middle of treatment and she's knocked around a bit today, so you're going have to hear this from her stinky little brother!
Oh. My. Lord. Where do I start? For those who haven't been following, my crook sister has decided to break a world record of her own to match mine (I'm the world's most determined unicyclist). She wants to break the record for longest line of coins, which stands at 75.4 k's and raise $200K for our most brilliant cancer researchers.
Bear in mind that this requires 4 million-odd five cent coins! Just a couple of days ago we asked our Love Your Sister village to consider purchasing a metre ($2.90), not just to help her break the record, but to cheer her up while she's in hoppy.
Lo and behold, dang and blast and Geez Louise if the internet didn't just melt right then and there! Within 24 hours you guys had snaffled up 3.2million five cent coins, bringing her within reach of the record.
In the next 24 hours, it just kept coming. Here's the breakdown...
Kilometres purchased so far - 102.188kms (current record 75kms) Amount raised so far - $263,747.50 Amount of coins to be laid so far - 5.274 MILLION!
Bendigo Bank have offered to put a poster and tin in every branch so we will have loads of collection points too! Given that we haven't even designed a logo for this thing yet (we kinda just went with it on the hop!), this may take time so please be patient.
WHEN? When are we going to break the record? Well I haven't asked the Royal Australian Mint yet but I know they want to celebrate the anniversary of the decimal system in February, so here's the pitch! We make the line of coins in the shape of a love heart, on Valentine's Day! A big massive heart, that we can photograph from space! (we have scientists at Questacon working on this as we speak).
With every metre symbolising a loved one affected by cancer, in the shape of a heart. A heart the size none of us have seen before!
So that's where it stands as is. If you want to purchase a metre for a loved one and make our heart even bigger, you can hit the link below.
Needless to say - thank you to the 8,904 people who have bought metres so far. From the heart of my bottom. Oops, you know what I mean.
BREAKING NEWS: The cows stranded on this grass island by the NZ Earthquake have been rescued. Here's how they did it...
The plight of the marooned cows made world headlines after vision of emerged of them in a devastated paddock near Kaikoura on New Zealand's South Island. Aware of the ever present risk of a further land slide, a group of local farmers took on the task with nothing more than picks and shovels.
Over a few hours this morning they've dug a trench using picks and shovels and freed the cows who were in desperate need of food and water.
Aside from the inspiring community effort, what's even more remarkable is that it appears the cows 'surfed' that island to its eventual resting spot when a large landslide hit their home paddock. Now that's one incredible survival story...
After so much time, ups, downs and life changes, I thought it was time to write some new vows.
I vow to stop blaming you for everything. It is not your fault that I just stubbed my fucking toe.
You must vow, to work on your moods in the mornings.
I vow to stop ignoring your morning glories. I can't promise that I will give it my pleasure paddock, but I will stop crushing it's mighty spirit by not flinching when it pokes me in the back.
You must vow to physically touch me in a non sexually way, every single day. You know I'm cuddly, I know your not. I'm sick of my only physical contact coming from someone under 10 who has snot on their fingers.
I vow to ignore 2 shitty things you say every day. If you say more then 2 I'm pulling you on it.
You must vow to never question how much money I spend, queens need what queens need. Some days I need a lot, some days I need nothing.
I vow to stop comparing you to my friends husbands, I know they have their wanker sides too. You all have different strengths and different wanker sides.
You must vow to start changing the sheets. Changing linen is ruining my life. I could even give you head if you did the bed.
I vow to wait at least half an hour after any given argument before I group text all the girls every detail of your arseholiness.
You must vow to value my role, I am not a money earner at the moment, but without my job we would have nothing worth earning money for.
I vow to laugh at your jokes, it not hard. You called me Cunstance last night, I could have gotten mad but I laughed, it was funny. I married you because your funny.
You must vow to stop telling me I can't dance. I can dance, I have moves babe.
I vow to think of 3 things at the end of every day that I am grateful you did during that day, like work hard, get up earlier then me for the baby and not die. I will try to focus on the things you did instead of those you didn't.
You must vow to hang around for a hug after a shag. Your primal urge to disappear needs to be controlled, we are married, we share a home and 4 kids. There is nowhere to run babe. 👊🏼👑