Thursday, February 12, 2009

Kangaroo daydreams

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It's a good thing this guy is in a mood to snooze, because when he stands up, he's over six feet fall, and he has claws that could tear down a house! Fortunately, they're peaceable vegetarians, and also nocturnal. In fact, you don't often see kangaroos or wallabies in the daylight! This one is a red kangaroo, one of the larger species, and lives at the Cleland Wildlife Park. The roos and wallabies there are tremendously habituated to humans. The kiosk sells bags of feed for them, but in lieu of the real thing ... a sandwich will do! If you have food in your pocket, be prepared to have a kangaroo's nose in your pocket, looking for it! Photo by Jade, 2006.

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