Kangaroos make their presence known in various ways, even when you can’t physically see them – often with damage to plants in the garden. This usually happens overnight, in the dark, when you don’t even get the pleasure of watching these beautiful creatures. So it was both surprising and pleasant to see three female Eastern Grey Kangaroos eating grass (instead of the garden) right outside the study window on Monday morning when I woke up.
Two of the kangaroos were small, and appeared very young. The third female was larger in size, and obviously carrying a joey in her pouch.
As I took the photos, one of the young females saw me through the window, standing stock still to assess whether to flee or remain where she was. The other two were oblivious to my presence. I backed off a little, and she crouched down to continue feeding on the new grass shoots we are seeing after recent rain.
Just before 9am, the three ‘roos called it a day, and retreated to the bushland to rest. I’m happy to know they are still around.