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Mon, Apr. 11th, 2011, 06:05 am
The closest I've come to a wild kangaroo

From Australian native animals


I went for a walk in a bushland reserve near my parents' house and I saw a wild kangaroo not five metres away from me! A handsome, healthy-looking buck who then bounded away.

Sun, Apr. 10th, 2011 09:33 pm (UTC)
harvardheinous

I went for a walk too, but all I saw was this lousy groundhog...

Mon, Apr. 11th, 2011 05:11 am (UTC)
marko_the_rat

I think groundhogs are pretty interesting too! In fact you can be sure I'd blog about it if I saw a wild one here!

Mon, Apr. 11th, 2011 04:01 pm (UTC)
harvardheinous

Ditto if I see a kangaroo!

Sun, Apr. 10th, 2011 10:07 pm (UTC)
badboybunny

Awesome :) Roos always amuse me, as imagine what the Brits who came to Oz thought when they first saw these giant bouncing mice running around in the wild XD
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Sun, Apr. 10th, 2011 10:46 pm (UTC)
nicodemusrat

Wow! That's so awesome. (Especially to a non-Australian, who's never seen them outside of a few zoos.) Looks like you got a really good view, too.

Sun, Apr. 10th, 2011 11:40 pm (UTC)
bob_bunny

I really need to get to see an Eastern Grey close up one of these days.

They look a lot different to the ones over here in the west.

Mon, Apr. 11th, 2011 05:10 am (UTC)
marko_the_rat

That's right! I hadn't thought of that. You need to come out east!

Mon, Apr. 11th, 2011 12:16 am (UTC)
espilonarge

And just think, you'll see more roo's at FurDU. XD

Mon, Apr. 11th, 2011 12:25 am (UTC)
marko_the_rat

Yes but they won't be wild, just a little cranky.

Mon, Apr. 11th, 2011 05:16 am (UTC)
espilonarge

I'm a wild child joey pup critter! *tailwags* n.n;

Mon, Apr. 11th, 2011 02:57 am (UTC)
kendermouse

THAT IS SOOO COOL!

Thank you for sharing the video.

peace,
km

Mon, Apr. 11th, 2011 04:56 am (UTC)
patch_bunny

When I see your avatars I think of Nicodemus, and then I wondered what the hell a wild kangaroo is doing in the US.

Mon, Apr. 11th, 2011 05:08 am (UTC)
marko_the_rat

Really? I think our default avatars are pretty different, though we both keep a few Ratatouille-themed avatars in reserve. And there are some wild kangaroo and wallaby populations in America and Europe, but those are pretty few and far between. In fact, even in Australia, I think myself lucky that there's still a colony of kangaroos so close to my parents' house.

Mon, Apr. 11th, 2011 05:23 am (UTC)
patch_bunny

Yup. I see rat and I think Nico. I suppose it's just because I've known him for so long.

Mon, Apr. 11th, 2011 09:21 am (UTC)
schnee

That's really neat. *smiles* I wonder if I'll ever get a chance to see wild 'roos in my life.

Mon, Apr. 11th, 2011 08:01 pm (UTC)
rattie_cookie

Seen plenty of them in the Botanical Gardens, in Canberra, just lounging in the shade of the trees.. they were not tamed at all, but we managed to got really near..

Also i was able to feed a few wild ones in Tasmania... they are completely free on this reserve and quite curious on what good food you might have in your pockets...
http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/198927_1835227754601_1057678252_2056977_5324754_n.jpg

Tue, Apr. 12th, 2011 12:46 am (UTC)
aldi

Awesome!