The roadside signs warn not only of kangaroos, emus and wombats, but of horses as well. Of course, the Snowy Mountains brumbies are legendary and there has been debate in recent years over their future. Some environmentalists are concerned about the impact these much loved animals are having on fragile eco-systems. Others have a more sentimental view of their presence, seeing them as inextricably linked to our colonial heritage. Of course, we weren't expecting to see any. Our experience has always been that we never see the wildlife indicated by the warning signs. And then there they were! Dots in the distance. First one. Then three more. By the time we pulled over to the side of the road we could see two small herds about 200 metres away. A truly memorable start to the day.
|Wild Brumbies along the Snowy Mountains Highway|