Wet Swamp Wallaby

A wet Swamp Wallaby

The last two days and nights have been wild and woolly with gale force winds and lots of (very welcome) rain.  This Swamp Wallaby had obviously not found much shelter, as it was very wet.  Even in its bedraggled coat, the rich golden fur of the chest and belly looks soft and glowingly warm. The physically heavy build of these animals is so different from the sleek form of the Eastern Grey Kangaroos, and it still fascinates me to note the differences.

For once, the Swamp Wallaby was eating weeds rather than fruit trees or wild flowers, , so it was very welcome to remain chomping away on the Cape Weed daisies in front of the house.

Wet Swamp Wallab
Perhaps it was the wind, but something kept attracting the attention of the Wallaby. I could not see anything.
Wet Swamp Wallaby
This photograph shows very clearly the colour of the fur on the belly, face and forelimbs.
Wet Swamp Wallaby
When the Eastern Grey Kangaroos are in this position, they retain a distinct curve from the tail, up along and over the back, then down to the neck and head. The Swamp Wallaby is very flat in comparison. Its form reminds me of a possum in some ways – especially the shape of the face..

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