I've been at home today, not feeling very well at all. It's been raining quite heavily this morning, which was wonderful. I have to admit I did doze off for a bit, but then decided to take a little wander out along the verandah while sipping on a fresh cuppa.
I'm constantly amazed at the sights I get to see here in my little
corner of the world. This particular sight is not all that common, so I
This is not someone's pet dog that wandered away from its home. This is Australia's wild dog, Canis lupus dingo.
We just call it 'dingo'.
Over the years I have certainly heard dingo howls echoing down the
little valleys here in amongst the foothills. It doesn't happen every
year, but I would say every other year for sure. I've only ever spotted
a dingo here once before and that was way back when we first moved in.
Well today I spotted another. It looked fairly young, and it was
enjoying a lovely little sun bake on a rock just over our yard fence
This wild Australia dog does not bark. It only howls.
Colours can range from sandy yellow to red ginger. This is definitely one of the red gingers! There can also be black, black-tan and even white dingoes.
They're usually most active at dawn or dusk, but this particular dog was enjoying a lovely sun bake in the middle of the day.
I'm not sure how long it had been there, lazing in the sun, but it only stayed around about five minutes once I had walked out onto the verandah.