You’re getting too big for the pouch bubba!
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October 10, 2011 at 11:53 am
I took this photo a couple of years ago – kangaroos are always hanging around our front garden – the joey is hopping back into the pouch because something scared it (might have been me, getting too close) 😉
October 10, 2011 at 1:06 pm
OMG. The expression on the mother’s face and body is so hilarious. As a mother I can completely relate. Can’t you? There are definitely moments like this in all motherhood, with or without a pouch. I totally adore your kangaroo photos. They are so exotic to me living in New England where grey squirrels are everywhere, even once in our house!
October 10, 2011 at 1:23 pm
Yes, I can definitely relate to that look on her face squirrel – hahahaha ‘please, enough already …’ I can imagine her thinking. Here is a link to a post I did in the really early days – a sequence of the boxing kangaroos – didn’t have many readers back then (though Paul has thrown in a comment – haha) https://gabriellebryden.wordpress.com/2009/07/30/sorry-saga-of-boxing-kangaroos/
October 10, 2011 at 1:08 pm
Oh, and love that Oscar Wilde quote.
October 10, 2011 at 1:24 pm
Glad someone is reading them squirrel 😉 thanks
October 10, 2011 at 4:57 pm
oh gosh, priceless photo, poor Mum looks most exasperated
October 11, 2011 at 7:05 am
She is Crafty Green Poet – haha – the things Mums have to put up with (beyond the pale) 😉
October 10, 2011 at 6:29 pm
Watch out GB, an angry roo is a dangerous thing and I have the scars to prove it.
However, this looks like she is friendly enough, but about the photo; unless Joey was actully just having a drink, the next bit is the funniest with the body in the pouch and the legs hanging out like a handfull of twigs!
October 11, 2011 at 7:09 am
I remember you telling me about the scars Stafford! I was watching these two for over half an hour, right outside my house so plenty of room to escape if a male came near (the mother wasn’t particularly bothered by me, as I was using my zoom lens and was a fair few metres away). The joey was actually still quite young and small (despite looking huge in the picture) and what they do his jump in head first and then do a U-turn in the pouch, to pop their heads out – it does look funny with those long legs like sticks – haha.
October 11, 2011 at 6:35 am
ha,ha – that’s the equivalent of a 12-year-old asking to be picked up because their feet are hurting
October 11, 2011 at 7:10 am
hahaha – yes, it is like that – I don’t know how they can hop along with all that weight in the pouch, but they do bluebee.
October 11, 2011 at 7:37 am
Amazing photo of a busy kangaroo mom!
October 11, 2011 at 1:40 pm
Thanks Aletha 🙂
October 11, 2011 at 9:48 am
pretty face she has. the gentler expression (of a mom) putting up w/hijinks well captured on camera, beautiful!
October 11, 2011 at 1:41 pm
Kangaroos do have pretty faces, especially joeys and the mothers (some of the males look a bit arrogant – hahaha) – thanks tipota
October 11, 2011 at 12:22 pm
It’s like when you hear about five year olds breastfeeding. A woman I knew breastfed her son until he was 6. Blerch. Reminds me of that ‘Bitty’ skit from Little Britain….
But I digress. The joey and mama are adorable. How lucky you are to have such visitors to your garden!
October 11, 2011 at 1:43 pm
Haha (blerch indeed) – we are lucky to have our furry visitors here all the time (though the joeys make me a bit anxious near the road – they jump around erratically like hyperactive toddlers and never watch where they are going!
October 11, 2011 at 4:14 pm
Isnt it time to stand on your own two feet, son?
October 11, 2011 at 4:35 pm
I think so adeeyoyo (but why hop when you can ride in a nice snug pouch with Mummy) 😉
October 11, 2011 at 7:44 pm
Oh, now that one really is a little big for the pouch! Gorgeous,
October 12, 2011 at 9:16 am
Thanks Graham 🙂
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