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1. Dear Mum,
I wanted to tell you about an amazing animal, sometimes known as the 'bulldozer of the bush'. It's a slow moving marsupial with a stumpy tail that digs tunnels for safety and sleeping, preferably along creek beds. It looks cuddly, but it makes a dreadful noise to scare off perceived threats. Its common name is ....
2. Dear Mum,
I saw a Southern right whale today! I was amazed to learn that they were called that because they are found in southern waters, and for what other reason?
3. Dear Mum,
This evening I saw a new animal - hopping from place to place to feed on grass and shrubs by itself in a rocky, sparsely grassed area. It's smaller than a kangaroo, and larger than a wallaby, and its name is a mix of those. It's called a ....
4. Dear Mum,
I got laughed at the other day. I was sad, until I realised the one doing the laughing was sitting in an old gum tree, and is the largest kingfisher in the world! Can you guess what was laughing at me?
5. Dear Mum,
The Aussies have come up with a quaint idea of using a small native animal as an Easter symbol instead of the rabbit, which is a real pest here. This animal has large ears like a rabbit, and, like much of Australia's native animal kingdom, is under threat from foxes, introduced to Australia (with no success) to hunt rabbits. Look for a chocolate _____ on the supermarket shelves at Easter!
6. Dear Mum,
I visited Rottnest Island the other day, in Western Australia. There were the cutest little creatures there that looked at lot like miniature wallabies. The name of the creature was a great Scrabble word. This cuddly looking animal was called a?
7. Dear Mum,
I heard someone singing today about a swagman who stowed a sheep in his tucker bag. 'Tucker' means food - do you know what unusual name he called the sheep?
8. Dear Mum,
Today I saw that strange animal that everyone has been talking about. It's truly amazing! It has a bill like a duck, a tail like a beaver, has fur and it lays eggs! I've heard that the males have a spur that contains venom that can kill a dog, so I think I'll be content to enjoy their uniqueness from a distance!
9. Dear Mum,
A friend took me to see something unusual today. From its name I thought we were going to go to an adventure park and take a cable slide across a valley. But instead we looked at some furry little mammals, which would look more at home in a vampire story! I was looking at ______ .
10. Dear Mum,
One of my mates wanted to show me an animal he has prowling round his garden at night. At first I thought it was some sort of food, because he called it a spotted cuscus. Then, I discovered that it's a sort of _____ .
Source: Author VegemiteKid
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