Friday, 13 March 2015

Bennett's Wallaby

This is a Bennett's Wallaby - also known as a Red-necked Wallaby.

This species was pretty common at Freycinet in Tasmania - as you can see from the ground underfoot, and the background BBQ, this was an animal that was used to human contact.

In fact it looked positively disappointed when I only talked to it over breakfast, rather than offer it some toast!

I think the individual was pretty much part of the house we rented!  Most evenings we went for a bit of a drive or a wander looking for wildlife - the drives were more successful and much dryer!  You can just about tell from the second picture that it had only just stopped raining.




You can find more animals from around the world at Saturday Critters (although you will to wait once more, until it actually is Saturday!)  SM

20 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh!!!! That is one adorable little rabbit:) If one of those showed up at my door, I'd flip out!

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  2. Very cute!
    Sometimes wild animals do become somewhat tame if people feed them. Sure makes photographing them easier!
    Have a great day!
    Lea

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  3. Too cute! Love your photos.

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  4. Loved seeing your morning visiter He's a cutie!:)How amazing that the Wallaby was so tame. He would not have felt wet with such a thick warm coat.

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  5. Looks like a cross between a kangaroo and a rabbit!

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  6. Hari Om
    My experience of macropods who don't get their toast is that they can get a bit tetchy... (she says, recalling the one which had a penchant for removing the clips from her hair...).... &*> YAM xx

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  7. Heel mooi en apart om hem zo tegen te komen.

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  8. Up close and personal..Love the way he blends in to that stone wall..Great picture..

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  9. Such a cutie.

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  10. I agree with the other commenters! A very cute fellow!

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  11. What a wonderful critter! Love your photos of them.

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  12. Hello Stewart, your wallaby is so cute! Great shots! Thank you for linking up, sorry I am late commenting!

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