Friday, April 2, 2010

Cassowaries

Do you believe in coincidences?  For some reason just last night I started thinking about Cassowaries and wondering if we will ever see one in our Valley.  They are often sighted north of the Daintree River next to the Cape Tribulation road and just recently one has been sighted at Wild Wings and Swampy Things, Barbara Maslen's property near Daintree Village.  Then this morning one of our guests told us he had seen what had to be a Cassowary footprint on one of our walking tracks here at Daintree Valley Haven!!!  We have a lot of fallen fruit from our Rambutans and Mangosteens so from now on will keep our eyes peeled for large visitors!  (The photo is a 'cheating' one as I took it a few years ago at Rainforest Habitat Wildlife Sanctuary near Port Douglas - hopefully one day soon I may be able to post a more current one!)

1 comment:

Kay said...

I have written on my blog about the phenomenon of seeing the very thing you wish for--it happens in our yard all the time. I don't know if it's a case of the garden gods smiling or just a lucky guess based on knowing what might be out there and spending a lot of time watching the yard!
I like your blog and pictures. Thanks.