Saturday, July 31, 2010

Macropod in the making

The kangaroos on the summit track showing how well camouflaged they are in bright sunlight per the one on the left, but have the classic silhouette problem against a dark background - as the one on the right demonstrates.

These are wild animals that just use our land for free cover, grazing and water in the summer. They are most welcome, but they are not pets. We can't get close to them or handle them but they are learning to handle us and our presence in their valley. Actually, the one on the right has a rather bulging undercarriage.

Here's hoping there's a joey in that pouch. She's certainly carrying something.