Wild on Wednesday


Hi guys…well looks like i am back with the Wild folk again..a return of the roos has meant i am spoiled for photo ops..

They are healthy happy and flourishing..many joeys in pouches and many young males who seem to outnumber the girls…this should make for some very interesting times ahead!

I have spotted some real whopper boys too..three so far..and even from a distance i can see they are BIG!.. they seem to be staying mainly in our back paddock..interesting when i go for a walk..need to be a bit careful i think ..

I have shown a brief video this week and have an extended one which i will try and get up next week.

With the roos we are always cautious on our street..but even more so as a few are really random in their jumping..and i have tried to capture a picture to show how close they get to the road and you cannot see them until the last moment.

They are super camo and often ‘camp’ as they call it by the verges and when a head pops up it scares the beejeebers out of you..i would never forgive myself if i hit one..we have a young healthy Male who seems happy to camp at the back of our property and by himself..he may be branching out and looking to start his own mob..he is not injured ( i always try and check) and is eating and happy….so maybe this is his time to be the man of his own family!

I spot him when i get home from the shops..i get out of my car walk over near the barn and through the scrub and gumtrees i can see him resting…we play this game when i leave and when i come home..he seems quite bored with me πŸ™‚

 

I took some pics of him for you all and also have included some of the roo that was by the road on our street..it is a deadend street and we are the last house so he is safe..we all take extra care on our street..we are quite proud of our roos πŸ™‚ he also show how well camoflagued he is..certainly born to live and survive in our bush environment..he watched me ..and in two hops was across the road and giving me the ‘look’…later next week i will post the pics of the funny little roo that was already on the other side…he played peek a boo with me..it is not easy to take a quick pic with my camera on my lap in the car..with a dirty windscreen..so forgive the roadside pics πŸ™‚

Have a great day i am off to bed to catch some zzzzz’s

 

Lone Male camping

Lone Male camping

 

Hears me

Hears me

 

Decides to look around

Decides to look around

 

Checking the direction of the noise (me)

Checking the direction of the noise (me)

 

Oh it's her again!

Oh it’s her again!

 

See this great camo!

See this great camo!

 

Over the other side in a second

Over the other side in a second

54 thoughts on “Wild on Wednesday

    • M.K i wish…i think they just know i am not intrusive..i would hate them to become tame as that is super dangerous for their long term survival…so as long as they tolerate me i am happy πŸ™‚ xxx

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  1. So different from here. Our more rural communities have deer visitors which are always interesting but it’s lovely to get a glimpse of life in “Oz”, and Kangaroos and Koalas (do you have those in your area) are symbolic (to most of us) of “Oz”. Please keep us entertained and educated!

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    • Colin thankyou πŸ™‚ no we have the wrong type of gumtrees on our property for Koalas..but we do have so many other wonderful species here..over 54 species of birds many reptiles etc..they are as symbolic to us as your Bald Eagle…and to me they still amaze..i never saw a wild roo until we moved her three years ago and i am 53..so i feel super lucky πŸ™‚

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      • I feel the same way about deer (when I meet one on a wooded trail), and around here admire coyotes, foxes, skunks, racoons and (like you) many birds. The most colourful being Blue Jays, Cardinals, American Goldfinch etc.etc. etc. I feel sorry for the folk in the “City core” as they miss out on so much of this! πŸ™‚

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        • Colin i would love to racoons and skunks and coyotes..of course i agree city folk miss a lot and i wonder if they could live amongst these critters like us if maybe they would be more careful about the way they treat our world πŸ™‚

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  2. they are a little like humans… the camping guy reminds me of my dad LOL They have nearly the same color like me and it’s absolutely difficult to see them in twilight, I’m glad you are there to protect them and to look if efurrything is ok…

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    • Hahaha they are a little like your colour Easy and yes the camping dude does have ‘dad’qualities πŸ™‚ hahhahaha the reason i will not drive at sunrise or sunset when they are really everywhere..i feel it is my duty to keep an eye on them..we all live here in peace πŸ™‚ and i think after my visit to the naturopath tomorrow maybe i will get to camp in the afternoon…maybe hahahah πŸ™‚ xxx

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  3. Great photos, I see what you mean by camouflaged.
    Driving really slow like you said or they can scare the bejeebers out of you.
    Once my sister and I were on the road to her home and a deer came out
    of the forest. I thought I was going to wet my pants it scared me so much.
    Beautiful photos thanks for sharing with blogville.

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    • I agree the way they dart out is pretty scary!! we had deer where we used to live but only ever saw one on a neighbours land..they can move too!! thankyou for the compliment sweets i love to share πŸ™‚ loves Fozziemum xxx

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    • Molly i think they do..they seem at ease mostly..i will never stress them just to get a picture..goes against my thoughts on wildlife πŸ™‚ you have a great day too sweetie xxx Fozziemum xx

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    • Hi Sue and ladies πŸ™‚ like most creatures they would run before fighting..unless cornered or injured and afraid they will hop away…and yes he is a handsome lad πŸ™‚ loves Bev xxx

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  4. bev..they do camouflage !! is the first roos coat two different colors…it looks like it is….and I meant to ask yesterday; from the video; why do they pop one another like that…..is it for sport or is it meant as a …warning…per say….the wee one couldn’t have cared less…he kept right on going !! laura β™₯β™₯β™₯

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    • Laura yes they have sometimes darker streaks down their backs..as much as they look alike they can have subtle or obvious differences..they pop each other for a warning..back off..or sport the young ones will have a go and test their mettle as it were..rarely do they get really violent with each other..i think in the video the fact they saw me they spooked each other a bit..and the pop may have been a ‘whoa who are you’ the reason i stopped taping was to let them calm down..this group seems a bit edgy πŸ™‚ and yes the wee one was like..’whatever’ πŸ™‚ ❀ ❀ Bev xx

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    • Thanks Genevieve and Cupcake πŸ™‚ he seems a bit blase about me at that distance anyway hahaha and yep the camo is pretty good..not for drivers !! but for them πŸ™‚ hugs Fozziemum xx

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  5. We love the pics…dad is right here, either reading the post or asking mom to read it to him. The joey by the road is so much like the deer and moose up here. They blend right in and you just can’t see them until you’re dang near on top of them. Thanks for the glimpse of life in rural Australia.

    (((Shoko, Kali, Jean and Bill)))

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    • Guys thankyou all πŸ™‚ glad you love the pics ..they all do camo well the wild critters in both our countries..makes it super hard to drive hahahaha i am a nervous wreck most of the year hahhha πŸ™‚ loves Fozziemum xxxx

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    • Hahah he is the Lone Roo..might call him Tex hahahahah πŸ™‚ and yes that camo is a killer when you are driving..he shot over that road in a couple of leaps..urghhh eyes on the prize me πŸ™‚ xxx

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    • Guys indeed they are pretty well hidden..and this one was actually not too bad because of the bushes..but in front of the property they can be easily lost ..i have grabbed my camera many time to capture a pic of a tree stump 😦 hahaah dang! loves Bev xxx

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  6. Crikey ….. He wouldn’t be lying there like that if I were around. Mum’s terrified of one of those blokes running into us when we are driving in the bush too. We try not to drive at dawn or dusk but the other day one came out of nowhere at us in the middle of the day. Scared the beejeebers out of Mum I can tell you. She’s NEVER hit one in all her years of driving and hopes to keep it that way. She would breakdown and cry like a baby if she ever hit one. she just LOVES ’em. Do you get wombats around your way? Dad LOVES wombats like Mum LOVES Roos. We saw a big DEAD wombat on the roadside the other day. Made Mum REALLY sad!!!

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    • I agree Charlie i would be a mess if i hit one..never have and plan to keep it that way..and yes they do pop out mid day sometimes..and funny that is when you least expect it! i love Wombats too..we have the wrong terrain here for them..we had where we used to live but not here..i hate it when they get hit tooo..our sons friend hit one once was horrible..they are the same colour as the bitumen so hard to see…:( how about Echidnas …love them too rescued many πŸ™‚ give mum a hug..we have had three dead roos in a short space of road in a week here..kills me a little everytime…xxx

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  7. Great photos….so glad they are back! We have the white tailed deer that are always on the side of the road. On my way to work in the morning I have to remember the areas to be especially careful driving through.

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