Swamp Wallaby 2: Ornamental Plum Breakfast

Our bedroom window faces East.  Yesterday morning, I had to get up earlier than usual, and I was greeted by a brilliant terracotta coloured sky at sunrise.  I got the camera out, intending to capture this brilliant colour, opened the door onto our decking and came face to face with a Swamp Wallaby in the front garden.  I’m not sure which of us was more surprised – we both physically started at the sight of the other.   Not wanting to scare the Swamp Wallaby away, I took one photo of it and retreated inside.

At first, it seemed obvious that the wallaby was in our front garden for the green grass. We hand water this area every night.  Today when I loaded the photo onto my computer, I noticed the twigs and leaves on the grass at feet of the Wallaby as well as the bare twig near its paws.  Sure enough, when I checked the garden just now, the small twiggy branches at the base of our Ornamental Plum tree have all been stripped of leaves.   Who knew that Ornamental Plum leaves were so tasty?

The Ornamental Plum Tree was obviously tasty. All of the lower branches are now stripped of leaves.
The Ornamental Plum Tree was obviously tasty. All of the lower branches are now stripped of leaves.

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