Testing Their Strength: Young male kangaroos sparring
Something told me to get up early today, and I’m glad I did. Our kangaroo family were back, with two young male kangaroos tagging along behind. My guess is the female kangaroo was in season, as there seemed to be a lot of jostling. The two young males put on a good show right outside the study window, sparring several times. However, neither of them took on the dominant male. In fact he seemed to be oblivious to all of the ruckus, instead focusing on the female and the joey.
The photos that follow just show a small part of the action, but enough to convey the larger picture.