The penguins have been coming ashore at Phillip Island for a long time; I first saw them over 50 years ago. Visitors are intrigued by their solemn dignity. Please, please don't photograph them. You get nothing on your camera and the flash will ruin their vision. The penguins aren't all that dumb; if people persist in using flashes, they will move to a place where they can't be seen. The Park has a whole range of other animals, including fur seals. You will also see short-tailed shearwaters, better known as mutton birds. They breed over the warmer months then return to the Arctic for the northern summer. If you see a snake, leave it alone. It's unlike to attack unless it's provoked.
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