It was only last week that staff at The Australian Reptile Park on the Central Coast, New South Wales, were being briefed about the severity of the bushfires. Suddenly they’re being bombarded with torrential rain that’s caused Floods.

Employees have been racing against time to relocate some of the animals inside the facility after the rainfall began to pose a safety issue. Water has been gushing through the park and staff have been trying to ensure that all the animals will survive.The zoo has released images of employees trying to keep alligators at bay as the heavy rain causes their enclosures to fill with water. That’s certainly one animal you don’t want to be roaming free.
Australian Reptile Park Director Tim Faulkner said:
“This is incredible! Just last week, we were having daily meetings to discuss the imminent threat of bushfires, just 8km away from the Park here in Somersby.

While the rain is causing a few headaches for these people, it’s providing much needed relief for firefighters battling bushfires and farmers in the grips of drought.

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