With Australia’s great rugged landscape comes an array of native wildlife. The colourful lorikeet is a true local in Tieri and the nearby Ebbing Forest is home to the rare hairy-nosed wombat.
Central Queensland is home to a variety of snakes. Make your home less prone to snake visitors by following the below guidelines:
It is illegal to catch and kill snakes as they are incredibly important to the local ecosystem. Brad Lane is Tieri’s local snake catcher and can be contacted at 0409 684 363.
The whiptail wallaby and a variety of kangaroos are very common in Tieri, so it is important to be careful driving at dusk and dawn when kangaroos are most active and at night when they are easily stunned by bright headlights.
The local lorikeets are very friendly, they will happily let you feed them fresh fruit such as apples, pears, strawberries, grapes, melon, peaches and cherries. Try to avoid acidic foods such as orange, lemon and mandarin as these may cause an upset stomach.
The nearby Epping National Forest is home to the northern hairy-nosed wombat, one of the rarest land mammals in the world with approximately 230 total wombats. Find out more about conservation initiatives at wombatfoundation.com.au.