Some local wildlife instead:
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Eastern Grey kangaroo, frill necked lizard, frilly lizard, local fauna, not my camera, photography, photos, Queensland
December 4, 2011 at 12:18 pm
Note: the quality of the photos is not the best (it’s a borrowed camera) 😉 I didn’t recognize the female (with the dark patch on her face) – must be a newcomer to the area.
December 4, 2011 at 12:35 pm
You know ….I think taking a walk around you neighborhood would be quite the experience…thanks for the photos. 🙂
December 5, 2011 at 9:28 am
You’re welcome slpmartin. You have to watch out for the kangaroos when you go for a walk – you don’t want to get in the way of a buck and his female; or a kangaroo that is moving fast (they don’t look where they are going and you could get bowled over by one). Walking on the beach is a lot safer – though Stafford informed me that there was a crocodile found on the island across the way from us (bit unusual this far south).
December 4, 2011 at 3:44 pm
The little horned lizard reminds me of a horned toad (shorter body) that I found and brought home when I was a girl and kept it for a time until mother let it go when I was at school one day. She didn’t think it should be kept captive and probably right but I loved it anyway and missed it when it was gone. 🙂
December 5, 2011 at 9:30 am
That’s a frilled neck lizard (we call them Frillys) – I like them 🙂 I can see why your mum snuck it out of the house – haha – but it must have been upsetting for you.
December 4, 2011 at 6:11 pm
What does the mother kangaroo do if/when the baby jumps out to investigate…? Does she give him a klap or a scolding? I didn’t realise how prolific they could be in built up areas – almost like our pigeons, lol!
Btw, howcome you’ve got snow in summer? I’ve been waiting for mine, but so far nothing and I thought they were differentiating between blogs from the north and blogs from the south.
December 5, 2011 at 9:34 am
Adeeyoyo – when the joey first leaves the pouch, it stays really close to the Mum and will jump back in when the slightest bit frightened; as time goes by the joey becomes more daring and will wander short distances. The Mum just keeps a close eye (maybe makes noises – I am not sure). The joey will even hang around Mum when it is quite old and well able to look after itself. With regard to the snow, you have to change the settings in wordpress (didn’t you get the email from WordPress).
December 4, 2011 at 7:13 pm
Lovely photos! To me it seems amazing to have kangaroos wandering round such a built up area…
December 5, 2011 at 9:37 am
It is amazing, even in Australia – it is a peculiarity of this town (because it is so small and so close to the National Park – the town is only about 2/3 streets wide; but quite long – it is stuck between the NP and the sea – the kangaroos will sometimes go down to the sea to have a dip – gets rid of their fleas etc.,). Most towns in Australia don’t have kangaroos in the front yards of the houses. We also get heaps of Hares (but I would have to get up really early to get a photo – one day I will).
December 4, 2011 at 7:31 pm
I like the penguins!
December 5, 2011 at 9:38 am
haha – I do too but I was running out of ideas (if you come up with an idea I will do a penguin encore 😉 just for you)
December 5, 2011 at 1:27 am
Kangaroo and snow!
You have interesting neighbours!
December 5, 2011 at 9:40 am
Yeah the snow doesn’t really fit with the roos – haha – but sometimes we get really bad summer storms where there is hail (ice from the sky) and it looks like it has snowed (does that count Benedicte – haha).
December 5, 2011 at 5:22 am
It must be very dry for a ‘newcomer’ Eastern grey to enter another mob’s space!
Nice to see you have a (probably insectivorous) descendant of the dinosaurs visiting too!
December 5, 2011 at 9:43 am
It finally rained this morning Stafford – thank goodness – it is incredibly dry and all the grass is brown (except where people water the lawns – most people have bore water here for use on the gardens) – it is hilarious to see the kangaroos target the houses with the greenest lawns and ignore the drier gardens.
December 5, 2011 at 4:24 pm
I love your beautifully prehistoric lizard – we never see those kind (or any gekkos) down this way. That ‘roo is rather large – wouldn’t like to take it on.
December 6, 2011 at 8:39 am
Thanks bluebee – the lizard is a Frill Necked lizard – very common in Queensland – always had a few in the back yard when I was growing up. The roo did look a bit fierce – I was standing at the ready to run at any moment – haha
December 6, 2011 at 9:30 am
Love the Frilly. Haven’t seen one for years. Have you seen them run? They go like the clappers. It’s quite amazing! Love the Kangas too. So cute.
December 6, 2011 at 10:37 am
Thanks Selma – yeah I’ve seen them run – their legs go all over the place – haha
December 6, 2011 at 5:03 pm
great to see these familiar faces Gabe… we are blesed with some of the most amazing wildlife on the planet!
December 7, 2011 at 9:26 am
we are Graham 🙂 thanks
December 7, 2011 at 9:24 am
Train that top one to eat spiders!
December 7, 2011 at 9:27 am
bwhahahaha – will do Aletha 🙂 (now where is my whip and top hat)
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