after a fire in the forest.
That was three years ago on Black Saturday, the worst bushfires we've ever had. Nearly the whole state was on fire. It was scary as hell. Sam the Koala survived the fire with a few burns but died of chlamydia about a year after the photo was taken. She's now stuffed and lives at the Melbourne Museum.
I was just watching a documentary on this on the telly......
...how the forest grew back after the fire (not, of course, the way "experts" had expected, but
very quickly in many ways...) and the critters that survived, and the new ones that arrived, and
like that. Americans, watch for "Nature - Survivors of the Firestorm" on your local PBS station...
After the initial disaster, it's mostly not horrible.