There are many horrific tales of what is happening to the animals facing the wildfires in Australia. However the joy and beauty of this holocaust is in the stories of humans coming forward to rescue and care for the animals -- from people taking water bottles out to thirsty wildlife to people making mittens and pouches for injured animals. In one case it was a border collie who helped out a koala by leading it to water.
'Scorched Earth' references a military strategy that aims to destroy anything that might be useful to the enemy when retreating from a position. However in 2019, it takes on a new meaning, specifically in Australia.
Australia began the New Year fighting bushfires that ripped through the popular tourist state of Victoria. While tens of thousands of tourists and resident are looking for ways to evacuate, one brave soul went into the inferno to save koalas.