Friday, 17 October 2014

Red-necked Wallaby

To continue from last weeks Eastern Grey Kangaroos, this time we have some Red-necked Wallabies.  There is actually not that much difference between a wallaby and a kangaroo and scientifically they a very closely related.

Compared to the Eastern Grey Kangaroo the Red-necked Wallaby is a somewhat smaller animal, as wallabies tend to be, which feeds on the leaves of shrubs and bushes rather than grass like a kangaroo.


As you can see, one of these animals had found the the bushes were greener on the other side of the fence!  Also, if you look at the last image you can see a joey looking out of the pouch.





Real life in general and birthdays in particular (not mine!) are the priority tonight - so, all replies to comments will be late!   SM

PS:  I'm going to sneak this post in to "Good Fences" - well, there is a fence!

36 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

so very cute.

Hilary said...

They're such lovely looking creatures. And she posed so nicely for you. :) I hope you enjoy the birthday celebrations.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Loved this array of shots.

Kudos

Mariusz from Nowy Sacz said...

Steward, I like your pictures, because they are natural.

TexWisGirl said...

awesome! thanks, stewart!

Mari said...

Hope you're having fun doing real life! :)
I love these pictures.

Stephanie said...

Love these shots! Very cute too!

Linda W. said...

Awww....so cute!

Carola Bartz said...

I love these pictures! Wonderful shots.

Marie said...

Such great photos of them, Stewart!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

They are so darn cute (I have heard that not everyone in your country shares that view.) Thanks for sharing and for the info. I'm sure it will be a wonderful BD celebrat ion.

Amy Burzese said...

So cute! thanks for sharing him

edenhills said...

They are cute! Looks like most of the fences I share, but mine usually involve goats rather than wallabies.

Felicia said...

such a pretty critter.

Bethany Carson said...

Great shots of the wallaby! One of our favorite local dairies has a couple wallabies on their farm as mascots.

bj said...

I think she loved posing for these great photos. :)

Karen said...

These little critters can be quite friendly!

Ida said...

Good for you sneaking it in to GF because that Wallaby is adorable and you did have a fence.

Margaret Adamson said...

They are lovely animals and great shots

Irma said...

Hi Stewart,
I love these animals, the latter is beautiful, the little head just out of the pouch.
Best regards, Irma

Christian Perrin said...

This is the common wallaby up here in South-east Queensland, but I never tire of seeing them! Lovely shots, they look like they were quite trusting.

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

The wallaby looks less intimidating as does the kangaroo. I suppose they still are best to be respected though.

Camila Rafaela Felippi said...

So cute wallaby! I'd like to see one baby like this one day *-*

DesertHen said...

The little joey peeking out of the pouch is adorable! Wonderful photos!

eileeninmd said...

Stewart, your Wallaby is so cute.. A great critter and fence shot.. Thank you for sharing your post with my critter party.. Have a happy weekend!

Bob Bushell said...

Superb Wallaby image.

Adam Jones said...

They are great animals and once again great pictures.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Awwwwwww, precious critter!! I enjoyed each and every photo share Stewart.

carol l mckenna said...

Wonderful photos and so adorable and so good to see as we don't have them in this country to me my knowledge ~

Happy Weekend to you!

artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

Gunilla Bäck said...

Lovely photos of these cute animals.

Hannah said...

Wallabies always look so sweet and gentle to me, perhaps it is the small forelimbs. I think of kangaroos as more aggressive? Cute photos.

Jen said...

They look very cute and cuddly, though I suspect they really aren't.

DeniseinVA said...

Wonderful photos Stewart. That last shot with the little Joey was adorable.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I sneak my critters pics in wherever I can, Stewart.

Love those pictures!
~

bailey-road.com said...

Wonderful shots, Stewart! I see that little head in the last one.

Pat Tillett said...

Great photos! Those guys are so darn cute!