Its quite amazing to watch tourists looking at our wild life. They exhibit genuine delight and excitement at seeing a small wallaby chomping on a few leaves. Our padimelons peacocks and even possums are gingerly followed, photographed and giggled at. I started chatting to one Japanese gentleman a few weeks ago who told me he was driving around Tasmania for two weeks before returning to Osaka. Do you like Tasmania I asked? Oh yes this is the second time I have visited for holiday I like the climate, the scenery and the wild life. But tell me why do you drive so fast and kill so many of your animals. I was dumb struck for a moment and I admitted that I didn’t have a conclusive answer. However, after a few moments I did say that most of the creatures in the park seem to breed quite prolifically and that I assumed this was also the case in the country side, hence more animals and a greater number of deaths on the roads. I couldn’t offer an explanation about the Tas-maniacal driving but I did agree that drivers in Japan always seem to drive carefully in a way that Australian drivers never do.