When I first came here, I found it odd that the wet season is actually the hot season. The dry season, cold. But it's the way it is here. When it's winter down south, that's when we have our dry here, and we get much of the cold southern wind kaya malamig dito.
Anyway, I'm just glad na I can go under the quilt again without having the air con on full blast.
..Oh, two more months...actually less...then, Gold Coast and Melbourne, here we come!!!
Ang Cane Toad. Paty ang Cane Toad. See it?
It's the number one enemy of the Australian Wildlife. Dito po sa Northern Australia pinapapatay lahat tong palakang 'to because they are considered to be major menacing pests sa Australian Wildlife. They were first introduced to Australia around the 1930s to combat the cane beetle na nakakasira sa sugar cane crops noon. But they did not anticipate how prolific cane toads are. They have toxins (bufotoxin) in their skin, apparently with effects similar to that of cyanide. So when they get eaten by crocs, snakes, etc...Di patay din yong kumain... When they first sighted (1984) Cane Toads here in the Northern Territory, nag panic sila and they tried to eradicate the pest, but it did not work. They are most rampant when it's the wet season, and that's one of the reasons why I hate rainy days. I am always vigilant everytime Ikki goes out at night. He likes anything that moves...Frog? It'd look to him like a live goody! So now the government is investing a lot to stop them from crossing over to Western Australia. A friend of mine, Maggie, even joins the regular Cane Toad Hunting, where they catch as much cane toads as they can in one night, then all these cane toads are injected with something that kills them 'humanely'...Anyway....Who can treat something this ugly humanely???