Animals rule the roost

Animals rule the roost

Furious Cyclone Yasi saw a Mission Beach couple turn their house into something akin to Noah’s Ark, in order to keep their animals safe from the storm.

Herald Sun reports that Ray and Lynne Scafidi moved their animals indoors, including horse Jazz into their garage, and 10 chickens and a rooster spent the night safely stored in their bathroom.

Ray said that the horse spent the night “happily eating hay”, and the chickens and rooster were happy and quiet. Their cockatoo, Harry, was also part of the menagerie.

"The cockatoo is in his cage, talking all night and singing … he keeps saying ‘How you going Ray?’ In ’06 Harry met cyclone Larry. Harry doesn’t like Yasi too much either."

The couple said that their beachfront house is 12 years old.

"It’s a well built house… but it was shaking. You were basically in the hands of God."

Ray said that the cyclone meant his phone was ringing off the hook from concerned loved ones and that the entire experience had made him realise how important people in your life are.

www.australiantimes.co.uk/only-in-oz

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