Letter from Canada Part 4 – Animals

Emelia, Rad, Tyler, Elise and Chelsi

We have lots of wild animals. We see lots of raccoons and squirrels and chipmunks. We also have deer and we watch for warning signs that they might be around because we don’t want anyone to hit them with a car! There are some wild bears too but we don’t see them very often in southern Ontario. Here is a picture of a raccoon. They are nocturnal, so if you see them in the daytime that probably means there is something wrong with them!
What kind of animals do you have? Do you see kangaroos in the wild?

We often see kangaroos, wallabies, echidnas and wombats in the wild. In some areas we have to very careful while driving because they jump out onto the road in front of the cars.

In Australia we have kangaroos, koalas, wombats, cockatoos, platypus, emus, turtles, lizards and echidnas. Our birds are kookaburras, rainbow lorikeets, magpies, budgies, fire-tail finches and lyre birds. (by Elise and Chelsi)

We don’t have any poisonous snakes or spiders. But one of us heard that there are some in
Australia! Is that true?

Yes it is true. We have tiger snakes, red-bellied black snakes and brown snakes in Victoria. We are always careful in the summer months in the long grass so that we don’t step on one. We don’t see them very often. (Tyler)

We have poisonous spiders like the Red-back spider, Funnel Web spider, White-tail spider, and Black Widow spider. (by Emelia)

 

One thought on “Letter from Canada Part 4 – Animals

  1. We hadn’t heard of a lot of your animals, but we looked them up. Then we decided to do our art activity on your animals! Have you done pointillism before? We have been doing pointillism pictures of all of your animals! We think the kookaburras and the rainbow lorikeets are so beautiful. We also thought it was scary that you have so many poisonous creatures!

    We are going to send you pictures of our art once we are done!

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