Cape Tribulation Tropical Research Station Gallery

Teaching chickens to stay off the furniture can be challenging

Although Cape Tribulation isn't exactly what you'd call typical country Queensland, some things about country living seem practically universal - like keeping chickens, Almost every home has a backyard hen house. Unfortunately, for better or for worse, many of the chickens are extremely free range, raiding neighbours' kitchens in search of cat food, leaving mounds of sloppy poo on their verandas - and perching on sofa arms. The chook in the picture, sadly, is no longer with us; while running free, she was seized upon and devoured by a local dog.

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