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#944178 added October 25, 2018 at 3:17pm
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Giant Long Tailed Rabbits
On October 25, 1616, the Dutch discovered Australia. Write a journal entry as one of the explorers

Oct. 25th; From the deck of the ship we could see the land ahead of us. Beautiful white sand beaches sprawl from the edge of the water. We spent the last few days traveling around the land mass and have discovered it is an island. We have yet to see any people inhabiting the island, but one never knows what may be lurking in the dense forest beyond the beach. We make landfall tomorrow

Oct. 26th; A few of us have ventured past the beaches and into the dense under brush. None of us have seen anyone inhabiting the area. But the animals are unbelievable. They have these cute little bear-like things living up in the trees. They are adorable and they must be very old because they have tufts of hair on their ears like my grandfather. There are several animals with the biggest saucer eyes I have ever seen. We don't see them much during the day but we have noticed them out at night. Our naturalist surmises that the large eyes are to see better at night. I think it is to attract mates. The most amazing animal thus far has been the giant pouched rabbits they have here. Unfortunately, we lost one of our shipmates to the rabbit because he got too close to it. That damn animal rocked back on it's huge long tail (not little cotton tail) and WHAM! He blasted our friend right into a tree. The poor guy was just about to get up when one of the Gramps bears dropped from the tree and gouged his eyes out. I don't particularly care for the animals here. Maybe our naturalist will have better luck with the pretty frogs we have seen. Wait! I see a human! He appears to have a long stick in his mouth... I will appro...thud. *got hit with a poison dart*

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