Friday, 10 October 2014

I think I need a bigger room / When are you going to move out?

Kangaroos are probably even more iconic of Australia than the koala I posted a while back.  Despite the evidence circulating in certain social media sites, most of us don't have 'roos in the garden, or fighting each other in the street!

However, even through I live in a reasonably urban area, there are kangaroos within 15 minutes of my house - you just need to know where to find them!

These pictures were taken much further from home than that - if the truth be told, these animals are very used to people - they live in and around a small town calls Halls Gaps, and can be found most evening browsing on the towns sports oval!

These animals were just over the back fence of the house we stayed in - very close to where I saw the emus.

So, here is an Eastern Grey Kangaroo, complete with a well grown joey.  I am always surprised at the size of joeys that can still get into and back out of the their mother's pouch.



with added Kookaburra!



You can find more creatures from around the world at Saturday Critters.

33 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

that just makes me ache to think about it. :)

Kerry said...

Ouch, yeah, it's time for Joey to leave the nest.
What beautiful photos of mama and baby; she doesn't seem worried about being "shot" by you.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Mom doesn't seem too over-burdened. I wonder if some Joeys leave the pouch sooner than others or if there is an exact number of days when they all jump to independence. (I bet Mr Google knows -- I will probably get stuck down a rabbit hole if I start to look that up.... so many things to learn, so little time!)

Mari said...

Those are great pictures! I'm tired for that mama!

bailey-road.com said...

Fantastic shots of the mama and joey! They have the sweetest faces.

Andrea Priebe said...

Sombody needs to buy that Mama a stroller for her not so little toddler. I am sure if it was uncomfortable, she would kick him out ... Nature has a better grasp on discipline than poeple do in my experience. Wonderful pictures, Stewart ... this had to be a most enjoyable trip.

Andrea @ From The Sol

Dave Wenning said...

A while back, we had an episode on public television here about the "urban kangaroos" in Canberra. Getting hit by cars is apparently a big hazard for them.

Marcia said...

I did see that fighting in the street video of kangaroos and almost wrote to ask you about it. ha ha.

That joey looks pretty hefty to be carted around still like that.

Bethany Carson said...

Great photos! The little one in the pouch made me smile! :)

John @ Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Yep, just does not look comfortable for either one of them.

Margaret Adamson said...

I think that Joey is taking advantage of his mama! Great shots.

ladyfi said...

What adorable shots! That joey really looks too big for that pouch!

Irma said...

Great photos of kangaroo with young in the pouch.
The little kangaroo is actually too big, not so good for the mother.
Best regards, Irma

Lois said...

I wouldn't want to leave either. She looks like a wonderful mama!

bas van Es said...

maar hij of zij heeft wel een warme plek.

Small City Scenes said...

Mom looks like she is getting tired of hauling Joey around. Move out---yesterday!
MB

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Great array. Loved the bonus kookaburra

Beats our gators hands down.

Liz said...
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Liz said...

Gorgeous images, Stewart!

Felicia said...

beautiful images Stewart. How big do the joeys have to be before Mom doesn't allow them to come home. This little guy is sooooooo cute as is Mom.

Chris Rohrer said...

Oh my gosh! These are brilliant! Not sure if that's comfortable:) Looks a bit hot inside:)

Adam Tilt said...

That's just fantastic. One of those must sees that I hope to tick off my bucket list one of these days.

Brian King said...

Great photos! The little one made me laugh! They're such interesting creatures.

Lee said...

Isn't that video great that's circulating at present with the two boxing kangaroos out in the street in front of homes in suburbia. They don't help dispel the ideas lots of folks have about kangaroos running down our main streets! lol

Great photos, as usual, Stewart. Have a great weekend. :)

Vineeta Yashswi said...

great shots...

Montanagirl said...

Love these shots! That pouch must have superb elasticity!

Mary Cromer said...

So wonderful!!!

eileeninmd said...

HAHA a bigger room for sure.. Cute shots of the Kangaroos.. The Joey is adorable..Happy weekend!

Gunilla Bäck said...

They're so cute! The joey looks to big for mom's pouch.

To answer your question about the eiders in the river. The birds are almost 3 meters long. This was the second summer they were anchored in the river.

Marie said...

What lovely wildlife opportunities your friends have! Love these two beauties! The joey is staying close as long as possible isn't he?! :-)

Terri said...

Neat shots. I think I would have already pushed that one out of the pouch!

Lina Gustina said...

Wonderful and cute shots.
Definitely a great mom!
www.1sthappyfamily.com/2014/10/youngest-kitten.html

Hannah said...

Wonderful photos of the kangaroos, it's hard to imagine living around such animals. I think the mother looks very alert and caring, probably is not looking forward to baby not needing her anymore, just to state the other side of the coin. I've noticed animal mothers are pretty good about kicking the young ones out of the nest.