Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Camouflage ... spot the wallaby!

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Out for a drive in the countryside by daylight, you're fortunate indeed to see a kangaroo or wallaby. They're mostly nocturnal, and during the day they're normally curled up in the shade, asleep -- and extremely well camouflaged. They lie among the bark that's dropped in large sheets by native trees, and from a short distance away they're literally invisible. As the evening shadows lengthen and become blue-toned, they're even harder to spot ... and they're shy/ It's easy to "spook" them, and they beat a hasty retreat from tourists and photographers! Your best places to see them are in the national parks and conservation parts, such as Cleland and Belair, both in South Australia. Photo by Mel, 2007.

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