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Guess she didn't like the flash that really shouldn't have gone off (Macropus robustus)
Common Brushtail Possum (Trichosurus vulpecula) wanting a handout outside the window at my desk
First night she's brought it down to meet me anyway...
A mother Common Wallaroo or Euro (Macropus robustus) with her female joey in the rain. The ears are twisted (and blurred from movement) as I was whistling to them to get their heads up from eating.
The joey is more often in the pouch than out and this is the first time I have seen her actually eat grass rather than give up on it within a minute and either hop around like a toy annoying the rest of the mob (about 7 adults including one huge and two smaller males), or get back in out of the cold for a warm drink...
One of the boy babies went to great lengths to get my attention for a carrot
The first solid food that I have seen taken by this baby, the other one emerged tonight as well but her mum (this baby's big sister) is keeping it away from the house.
Showing the milk vending machine, now located outside the old residence
Stood there for 20 minutes while I took photos about 5M away. Wallabia bicolor ♀ (note the American spelling in the obviously Australian-based Latin species name). Scientific nomenclature seems to follow it's own rules!
The Swamp Wallaby is the only living member of the Genus "Wallabia" having different genetic, dental, reproductive and behavoural characteristicts to other Wallabies in the genus "Macropus".
Just realised tonight that there is another mummy here as she came up during this session with a full pouch, I have two babies!
I saw the new baby through the opening in the pouch but it closed up before I got the camera.
A Common Wallaroo or Euro (Macropus robustus) with joey. Pity about the fence but that's how it goes with wildlife.
October baby possum discovers pineapple (Trichosurus vulpecula)
Common Brushtail Possums (Trichosurus vulpecula)