Saturday, April 23, 2011

Finally!
This is the alpha male kangaroo who guards the path to my letterbox. I have photos of his harem and they are all sweet and gentle looking - but this bastard sits back and props as I go outside down the path to the gate. Every move I make seems to be a challenge to him. Last time -  he sat back so far and raised up his body by using his tail as a third leg o front paws and claws raised  - as I drove in my big white van down to the gate (too bloody scared to walk) he did not move a muscle except to make himself look bigger - and he was bigger about a foot taller than me and with claws to die for - somehow this was not the Skippy I remember from my early days...





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10 comments:

FoxyMoron said...

Wow Therese that is scary, but so beautiful and majestic.
Just... WOW.

Random Thinker said...

What a beautiful beast. I don't blame you for driving past him instead of walking.

Andrew said...

Male Kangaroos are just not nice blokes. In fact they are quite horrible in what they do to their women folk. Wise to drive past him.

Middle Child said...

Foxymoron - he is scary - the little females and their joeys are so beautiful and have no problems with them - but this one has taken over my yard so that these days i do a quick check before I go out too far away from the house - its his yard now!

Middle Child said...

Random Thinker - He is beautiful and hopefully we will get used to me and not see me as a threat - I do everything I can not to challenge him such as not holding eye contact for too long but I don't think its working - I took these photos from a distance and quickly

Middle Child said...

Andrew - somehow don't think a face torn apart by Kangaroo claws is a good look

JahTeh said...

King of all he surveys and that means you as well.
That's one really large kangaroo and I would be driving the car with the windows up.
Any chance of him keeping the snakes away?

Ann O'Dyne said...

oh isn't he funny - so middle-aged looking. Guarding his chicks.
Great picture.

Middle Child said...

Jahteh - I reckon he might just do that - he's lookin for a bruisin somewhere

Middle Child said...

Ann O'Dyne - he is middle aged looking but still an alpha male