The return


Hi guys..well i am super happy that the roos are back, they have been around but staying closer to water and food sources of which there are little to be found.
I had not mentioned it before but two weeks ago i found a dead roo..on the vacant property in our street.
I had thought it was sleeping and the next day no it was still in place..
I stopped my car and entered the property to find the big roo dead..no idea what had happened there was a pool of blood but the body had been dragged by foxes and no doubt Wedge tail eagles.
It was pretty smelly and flyblown..i tried to see if i could tell what had happened but no idea.
I took some pics on my phone to see if i could try and examine them further but nothing.
Nature is amazing this poor roo within a very short time had been reduced to scattered bones.
Roos can get ill and die,they age or are hurt but this stinks to me.
See our neighbours are ALL very protective of our mobs..but in town just when the big storm hit awhile ago the rescue was called to a female roo with a joey in pouch that had been shot with an arrow and the arrow was still in her.These amazing people went out in that storm dodging trees and danger to dart and catch her.
She is recuperating in their shelter as i type.
The thing is someone in this town has it in for the roos..and if i see anyone near our street or anywhere else with a bow and arrow they cannot outrun my car if you know what i mean.
So i hope and pray this roo i found was not a victim of this sort of thing.
My eyes are out now all the time..watching..
So i went today to see how low our dam is..super low..really bad..the roos have been drinking from it and from the sheeps bath tub of water so we are refilling it everyday.
There is roo poo everywhere and they are camping again on our property and the neighbours over the road.
I was super quiet but they heard me..they leapt through the bushes and stopped at the crest of our property and watched me..so i took some pics and they went on their way..a nice sized mob about 13 with a few joeys in pouch..glad they are here..where no man harms them..ever..

Caught him by suprise

Caught him by suprise

Striking a pose

Striking a pose

So proud looking

So proud looking

Time to go

Time to go

75 thoughts on “The return

    • Cruelty…plain and simple..some people are just not normal..not something i will ever understand..they are family animals and live together minding their own business..thye have never neen a problem on our land..which was theirs first anyway…poor thing it really upset me..

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        • I agree Hester..it breaks my heart too..but each one of us that feels that way makes a difference..we spread the word or we do our bit..i like to think one day WE will outnumber THEM..i spend hours and hours watching these animals…and if you look through my old posts you see mums and babies and dads..they are families..i see them as having more right to be here than me…

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          • I was just reading about the roo population “explosion” in Queensland. (http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-01-04/kangaroo-population-has-exploded-in-western-qld/5997970), so it seems that some farmers are in favour of culling. Yes, it seems a bit unfair to me too that people feel they have the right of way on the lands, however I assume there is a need for agricultural land as well. But surely, if such need really exists, these programmes should be controlled by the government? Shew, it’s a thorny problem – how to find a balance? However, unauthorised “hunters” should be prosecuted … or shot themselves.

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            • I know it is a very emotive subject…the way they cull them is barbaric..i know if they get too out of hand they starve to death which is also barbaric..if they need to be culled it must be done in a humane way..well as humane as possible..most culls have been found lacking in any humanity at all..shot and then the joeys clubbed to death..so they were not allowed to cull the females..but they get out of hand and many are not killed out right and suffer ..they do pose a problem on roads but all wildlife does..they are protected under our laws and any killing for a reason other than humanely putting an animal down is illegal..this does not stop the lowlifes who get a kick out of killing them..it is a problem that needs to be addressed before the animals become a nuisance..thorny indeed..and yes I have no time for any person who is cruel…

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  1. So sad bout the roos passion away and I hope it was normal causes like old age. Love seeing the photos of these sweet creatures and sorry about the drought.

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    • I hope so too sweets..but i feel like it was something else..if the roo had been hit by a car that would be a ways to travel injured..but you never know..and we have three drops of rain in our ‘big storm’ right now..urghhh 😦 xxx

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  2. water in short supply may be the reason, plus the water is not moving so it may be contaminated we find that out here when we had our draught we try to leave water about for critters, when in drought. We have two ponds last year the drought ended so hopefully all will be well this year

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    • May be but it still had the feel of something not right..they have always drunk from the dams and in the street though they are lower they still have plenty for them….roos tend to go where the water is and they have been elsewhere for awhile…i don’t know..problem is our street is perfect it is hidden and has high hills to make for perfect ‘sport’ so i will be vigilant but hope it was natural causes .

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      • we have had that same thing with the deer here as well. Normally in the winter they would come on our property, we leave food and water, yet we did not see hide nor hare of them all winter, till just recently. Rather then small groups of 4 or 5 they are now in herds of 10 -12 when you see them. At least we see prints as of late, but they have kept out of site. Very unusual, momwithoutpaws says that animals has Gods ear, and we have His, that he tells us things that humans cannot hear.

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    • Thanks sweets it is sad..but i am glad they are back and hope this smattering or rian increases as i head to bed..i wnat to hear rain on the tin roof! 🙂 hugs Fozziemum

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    • I agree…i will be more vigilant now as this poor roo was big and not emaciated or anything obvious….i was very upset and apologised to him for the indignity of being alone and told him he mattered to me…i was quite down about it…

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        • I agree..but he will be remembered by me and that’s the best thing..to leave an impression for life..and to make me watch and observe what maybe i would not notice before…like i said they can’t outrun my car and accidents do happen…i wil be speaking to the rescue group soon and seeing if i can come and take some pics without being intrusive on their recovery and get some info on what they do to share with everyone the less pretty side of our the world of the roos..and how they are vulnerable.They are located a fair drive from here but i think it would interest people . xx

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  3. They are so regal. I can’t understand anyone wanting to harm them at all. The poor roo. I just want to take them all and hide them in my backyard 🙂 XOXO – Bacon
    P.S. Welcome back – we missed you

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  4. Thank you for more pictures! I have gotten up to the shoulder of my roo and am about to start the arms. My roo won’t die if someone shoots it with an arrow, but we do have people shooting the deer around here…ugh.

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  5. Sorry about the dead roo……that would upset me terrifically too………..bless the people who helped the Mom roo with the baby after she was shot with an arrow. Heartbreaking…………I do hope you can get a LOT of rain to fill up the dam – it’s just too dry!

    Hugs, Pam

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    • Sorry Pam I have no idea where your comment went..go figure..yes I did upset me and made me hope we were not about to find more! the rescues here are amazing with wildlife..and yes I hope we get more than the small amounts of rain we have had…all the dams here are dangerously low..Love Bev xx

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  6. As always, your photos are quite striking. So sad about the poor roo. I’m with you, can’t for the life of me understand how some people have no qualms about hurting animals for no good reason. Bastards! I’ll be with you in spirit as you patrol the area, General Fozzie. 🙂 Go get ’em!

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    • Another comment that went missing..so sorry for the late reply.. I too am glad they got the girl and her joey..critters do matter..we all do..it’s not that hard…and yet??? xxx

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  7. Hopefully it just died of natural causes and then the wild life had their fill. Gosh I don’t know how anyone could be so cruel to shoot anything just for kicks. Have a terrific Tuesday and happy St Patrick’s Day.
    Best wishes Molly

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    • Sorry Molly your comment went awol…I too hope it was a natural thing..the wildlife that finished the roo up will feed their young and life goes on..and I have no idea either about the people who could do this..hugs Fozziemum xx

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  8. bev, sorry about the roo; I probably would have stood there bawling….I hit a squirrel with my car tire
    once and it upset me for days…..I’m just weird…and I hope not only do you get some much needed rain, but that they catch the son ova bitch that’s shooting the roos; please pardon my language; I understand if you want to delete this comment. laura

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    • No not weird I am the same..it was so upsetting..poor thing and he was a big one too..maybe snakebite.who knows if someone ever does try anything here hey better bloody run..i would be one furious little woman and hot on their trail! trust me the words you used are tame to the ones I have in my head… bev xx

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  9. That is so sad. I trust that with you on watch no one is going to get away with anything now! Those are beautiful photos of the roos, and I hope that you get your much needed rain very soon. I wish I could send you all of our melting snow. 🙂 xxoo

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  10. you know my heart is just breaking as I read this. I am praying with all of my heart that no evil human killed that sweet roo. That just breaks my heart that someone would even consider that. If someone DID do that, I will take the first plane over and help you “run them down!!!” xoxoxo

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  11. We hope the roo wasn’t killed by some low life. Sounds like it’s very dry down your way. We got a few drops the other day. Actually, we’ve had a rather wet summer.

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    • So do I..might have been snake..i just hope it was natural…so now I am super alerted and checking our back paddocks all the time..yep it is dry..we had about 5ml overnight but boy we need days of consistent rainfall…

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  12. How sad about the roo. Bless those people for taking care of the mama roo. How can anyone want to harm those beautiful roos. I am so glad they have safety at your place and at your neighbors, bless you all for watching out for them. Hugs sweet Bev

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    • It s very sad that someone could harm an innocent like that..life is sometimes hard to understand…I am sure she and her bub will recover but so unwarranted…they are safe here and I intend to keep it that way! loves Bev xxx

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  13. OMC We can’t believ sumpawdy shot a roo mommy wiff a baby on board. Dat’s just not wight, not wight at all. And weez weally sowry bout da roo yous found. Sumtimes, deaff happens and there be nuffin’ we can do ’bout it. Nature is not always nice, but it’s sumfin’ dat happens whedder we like it or not. Sowry yous had to see it. Hav a gweat day.

    Luv ya’

    Dezi and Lexi

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    • I do not understand it either! I believe some people just have no soul…or a very dark one..to destroy such beauty ..well beyond words..they are safe here..i hope .I now check the back paddocks in case some nut has done something to them there..urghhh

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  14. That cruelty has really upset me around here too Bev. Sometimes I think it’s just boys being thoughtless. 1 of my lovely wallabies hung in close around here for a while and I saw a round hole in her shoulder and dangling arm. I tried for days to get up close to her, but at least I was satisfied she was staying around here. I think she finally got better. I have let neighbours know here that if I suspect any of them mistreating wildlife, I will quickly report it. They know I mean it too.
    Consequently perhaps I’m not very popular with people who think they have some right to murder animals, but, I am popular with the wildlife, who I prefer anyday. A snake might have got the roo. It’s a worry too when there is not much feed for them.

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    • Poor wallaby 😦 and I am with you..a least I know here the neighbours love them..so while on our properties they should be safe..people have bought the two blocks that are left one a young family with kids and very excited to be building there and the others a very peace loving family also..it could be snake bite too but I have my eyes open and like I said anyone acting weird will be in a world of trouble! they have still quite a bit of feed surprisingly but are just spending time property hopping 🙂

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      • That’s nice. What a lovely environment for kids to grow up in. Places such as yours and mine were my childhood dream of heaven to grow up in. My Sagittarian tomboy self gets free reign to play around here. Hope you get some rain soon for more feed. Will be very hot here today, 36*! and we need rain too.

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        • Inland about half an hour from here..and lovely 🙂 I agree about the childhood dream..we got to visit relatives in Mildura quite often as kids..so red red soil and vineyards as far as the eye could see..we spent a lot of time at Beaumaris at the ocean..out in the boat fishing. I have a lot of tomboy n me and always let it out to play 🙂 we have a day of about 34c here today..the 5 mil we got the other day…well ran off dry hard ground..here’s to us both getting some rain!! xx

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  15. Super amazing captures of these absolutely stunning beauties Bev! I so love the header as well. Every time I come to your blog, I must first linger and take in the beauty of that lovely Roo. They are so adorable! 😀

    Yes, unfortunately there are always going to be someone out there that can’t think for themselves and don’t respect nature as much as we do Bev. I am glad you and your neighbours care so much for them. It’s like that here with us and the Vervets. Most of the others that do not like the Vervets, know they will have to deal with us if they harm them. Then the tourists get here, drive like maniacs on our roads and one day one of them also killed a Vervet that was sitting in the road. I was furious and the guy drove away quickly because he saw the murderous look on my face. Some people were just born stupid hon.

    I am also glad they are there, where they can graze and have fun, with no one wanting to harm them. Love it! 😀 ♥

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    • How awful! indeed imagine a world with all people being like minded…how much more beauty we would have..we do our bit you and i and it matters 🙂 at least to those animals we care for…people… i never get them 😦 loves Bev ❤

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  16. A shame – but it could have been just old age maybe as you said it was quite large?

    Now… I don’t suppose you could send me the skull once it is clean? I would LOVE that so much!!! Trade you something from Ireland… Probably not a skull.

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    • Layla that roo poo…eww and they go for it like it was the best kibble ever….and yes sadly I get it..:( huge hugs and I hope your Spring is kinder than the winter..and here’ to our Autumn being normal…xx

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  17. It disgusts us that a peep could kill an animal…any animal! What is so bad is that these creatures don’t bother anyone else…they just go about their business and are there for each other…more than we can say for a lot of humans. We’re sorry you had to see the dead roo….death is never a pretty sight. That roo is out of the misery life can offer now and we hope it was natural. As for someone shooting a mom with a joey in her pouch….what a despicable person the killer must be. We can only hope that he meets the same awful death or is caught and made to suffer.

    Loves ya,

    Shoko, Kali and Jean

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    • I know guys.. I don’t get it..the shot roo was shot with an arrow and is at the rescue I assume doing well now..but I hope karma packs a punch to the peron who did it..the other roo may have been bitten by a snake even..just needed to see that if I could see what had happened..i said sorry to it and let it know I cared…life is cruel sometimes..Loves Fozziemum xxx

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  18. Hello Bev: I had no idea that you found a dead roo. I can imagine how upsetting this was for you. Let’s hope he/she died of old age or disease & not at the hands of the idiot…..I find it stupid that people are at odds with wildlife they KNOW are in the area. Unless the wildlife threatens livestock or family pets the wildlife should be left alone to live their lives.
    I can see you being ever vigilant now; no one wll escape the eagle eye of Bev the Hawk Eyed!!! 😉
    Much love & (((hugs))) Sherri-Ellen
    P.S.: Sorry I have been out of the loop; you know how it is…..Life just gets in the way!

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  19. No you are not a ‘sad sack’ by any means. Just an empathetic caring person! I think of animals dying alone all the time & wish I could be with them. This is just who we are my friend!
    (((hugs))) & ❤ Sherri-Ellen

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