I was very excited to see the younger of the two joeys out of the pouch a few mornings ago. I delayed posting photos in the hope I could get one which showed its head as well, but for the last three days, I haven’t seen any of the kangaroos. So here it is – possibly suckling, as it stood in this position for five minutes or more.
This female kangaroo is our most constant visitor. She is the same one who spied me through the window in this post.
The kangaroo mob keeps changing. The highest number of kangaroos I have seen at one time on our property is five, but if I include the two joeys, there have been seven all-up. Lately the mature female with the larger of the two joeys (shown here) has not been visiting. Perhaps she has gone to a more secluded place to keep her joey away from dogs and cars while it is learning how to be independent. The larger male kangaroo rarely visits.
At the moment, our regular visitors are the small male kangaroo which made his first appearance a month ago, along with two females – the mother and joey shown above and a smaller female kangaroo.
The younger female is so small, my guess is that she would have been in a pouch not so long ago.
The young male kangaroo is much more relaxed now that he has become accustomed to our routines. He seems quite attached to the female with the joey. Sometimes they seem joined at the hip.
One morning, I came across what I thought were two kangaroos in the bushland part of our property. Suddenly there were three kangaroos. When I loaded the photos onto the computer, I saw that the male had been laying down, having a rest.
I’m sure they are not far away, but I haven’t seen the mob for a few days. I hope that when they next visit, I can see the young joey hopping around.