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Swamp Wallaby Wallabia bicolor

Swamp Wallaby Wallabia bicolor

Another shot of the one Lisa likes

Guess she didn't like the flash that really shouldn't have gone off (Macropus robustus)

Nectarine for the baby

Watching out for the mob (Macropus giganteus)

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...

Swamp Wallaby Wallabia bicolor hiding

Swamp Wallaby Wallabia bicolor

One of the boy babies went to great lengths to get my attention for a carrot

Swamp Wallaby Wallabia bicolor

Trichosurus vulpecula Common Brushtail Possum

Swamp Wallaby Wallabia bicolor

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

Mother is focussed on holding a very soft pear

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".

Hanging upside down by only the front feet in the pouch.

Just realised tonight that there is another mummy here as she came up during this session with a full pouch, I have two babies!

First night out on Mummy's back

not very graceful but she forgives me

I saw the new baby through the opening in the pouch but it closed up before I got the camera.

Stealing the birds breakfast

Carrying an even smaller one in her pouch

Wallaroos Macropus robustus (son in foreground)

Taken through a window (Macropus robustus)

A Common Wallaroo or Euro (Macropus robustus) with joey. Pity about the fence but that's how it goes with wildlife.

Shot through glass (Macropus robustus)

Followed by a carrot

Common Brushtail Possum with a Blood Plum

October baby possum discovers pineapple (Trichosurus vulpecula)

Mother possum with newly emerged baby (Trichosurus vulpecula)

A common Brushtail Possum (Trichosurus vulpecula)

Father and Son (Trichosurus vulpecula)

Common Brushtail Possums (Trichosurus vulpecula)

Common Brushtail Possums (Trichosurus vulpecula)

Male Common Brushtail Possum (Trichosurus vulpecula)