Welcome to Tasmania…an island state just south of the Australia mainland. They say now that we’re in Australia, you’re always within 7 meters of something that can kill you (crocodile, great white shark, scorpions, snakes, spiders…oh joy) Much to our surprise, Tasmania is beautiful, with some real upscale cities and great food. (We were expecting wild natives.) Once off the beaten path, the critters abound, especially at night. Here is a wombat (like a porcupine), wallaby (small cousin of the kangaroo, and as plentiful as squirrels) and a possum. Mike tried to feed the possum his car keys, and luckily the possum turned them down in favor of Mike’s yummy sneakers. No accounting for taste! Hey, I was just happy he didn’t run off with the keys.