It’s Wobbly Wallaby Wednesday.

It’s Wednesday down under and I’m feeling decidedly un-poetic. So what better way to celebrate the day than with Wallabies. They’ve been up around the house over the last couple of days and I’ve been trying to sort out my focusing with the camera. So, I took a lot of shots and here we have a varied selection. They’re taken in the early morning and late afternoon, and I must say some of the joey’s are cute. This pair of males were fighting when we drove up from putting the bins out this morning. Lucky for them I’d switched off the electric fence.

Fighting Wallabies

Mum and Joey wisely stayed away from all the action.

wallaby mum and joey

I took these a couple of nights ago. The male wallaby on the left is a fine, healthy specimen. The female and joey on the right were part of his small mob.

Wallaby family

They all decided to wait at the bottom of the embankment for a group shot.

wallaby group

A lovely pair of ladies out for the evening.

wallaby females

The wallaby on the left is part of the above group. The one on the right came up to see what I was doing lying on the lawn yesterday evening. If you look at her lower body you will see that she’s probably not long given birth. The line of yellow stuff is where she’s been licking her fur for her newborn to crawl up, and into the pouch.

wallabies and joeys

I took this one yesterday morning, she came around the side of the house by the garage and posed for me. She is a classic example of the, ‘Pretty Face Wallaby.’

Pretty face wallaby

This is why I’m showing the two shots, so you could get a look at just how beautiful these joeys are. Her little bloke is so relaxed, comfortable and at ease with the whole process.

joey in pouch

I think this young bloke reckons a pouch can be transformed into a hammock any old time.

wallaby and joey

I’m wobbly today so I have nothing better to do than play with photos. My normal Friday photo post will still be on. This is for those bloggers, and you know who you are, that like Roos and Wallabies. These pictures are in low resolution so you might want to check them out in a new window or tab.
Cheers
Laurie.

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63 thoughts on “It’s Wobbly Wallaby Wednesday.

  1. Patrons of the Pit

    Found your You Tube channel, Laurie, courtesy of the link above, and watched several of them. I especially enjoyed your buggy videos for fetching the bins at the end of the driveway. And man, what a drive way! I am decidedly jealous of your paradise, and wild life selections there. And you have too much fun taking out the trash! I also noted an old kettle grill in your garage. That made me happy.

    You live the good life, old chap. Happy for you! Carry on!

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    1. laurie27wsmith Post author

      Thanks for taking the time to view them. They’re a bit bumpy but I didn’t have helmet cam. 🙂 Yes it makes the trip to the front gate easier. It’s amazing what lurks in the garage, besides snakes. Did you see the one of the big roos fighting?
      I’m lucky indeed to have the lifestyle and plan to make the most of it.
      Cheers
      Laurie.

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      1. Patrons of the Pit

        Nice! Man, of all the creatures I have seen fight, I think the roos are the most elegant about it. There are times they seem to just float. Mesmerizing to to watch. Thanks Laurie..Oh, and I have officially viewed all your you tube videos now. I’m ready for more! Give us a tour of your writing room perhaps! Or at least another buggy ride!

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      2. laurie27wsmith Post author

        Yep, I think they must take dancing lessons. 🙂 Thanks for looking at the vids, I’ll tidy my room up a little and do a decent vid of it. Perhaps a view from Laurie’s tractor might be the go, a bit slower.

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  2. Raani York

    Laurie, I just love these pictures. They’re beautiful. In particular of course the one with the “ladies” going out – and the babies!! Nothing better than the babies!! Amazing!!

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    1. laurie27wsmith Post author

      Thanks Raani, nothing like dedicating a day to lovely creatures. 🙂 I just had another look at the ladies and thought, I could have photo shopped some handbags in. I think the babies win hands down too.

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  3. Owls and Orchids

    I’ve seen quite a few but your photos are great Laurie. I wouldn’t dare say they’re tame but are probably a little used to you being around. I’m sorry your not up to your chipper and lively self. Hope it passes soon. Take care of yourself my friend.
    Susan x

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    1. laurie27wsmith Post author

      Hi Susan, not tame but many are comfortable being around the house and paddock. Had one this morning playing with the solar light outside the bedroom, little rascal. Off to the quack today, will keep you updated.
      Thanks Susan.
      Cheers, Laurie. xox

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      1. laurie27wsmith Post author

        Thanks Susan. Been referred to a specialist but I fear that it’s going to be the same old round of tests that showed nothing in the past. Just that feeling. 😦

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      2. Owls and Orchids

        The slow dance starts again! I hope you get somewhere. I see my Lyme doc on the 24th – but I’m questioning the diagnosis now. Over a year and things haven’t changed for the better in any aspect? Just that feeling 😦

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      3. laurie27wsmith Post author

        I was diagnosed with pseudo seizures in 1987, they can’t be controlled with anticonvulsants, because they’re psychological in origin. (PTSD) Now that they’re flaring up again my new doc is going to put me through the same old rodeo. Why don’t they read a person’s med files? Hope you have better luck.
        Cheers
        Laurie. 🙂

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      4. Owls and Orchids

        But you’re pre supposing they can read each others notes?!
        Besides we have to pay more if they go through the rigamarole of testing all over again. Its the system Laurie.
        Stinks.
        I’m actually lining up for a disagreement with him and the practice. I’m not sure of the outcome but I’ve moved from being able to get around freely with an occasional bad day (after a huge effort somewhere) to being stuck in bed with intense pain. I never thought I’d be in a position to say I know what it might feel like to be flayed alive!
        I’m not sure what is happening but I cannot get through to the doctor and the staff do not return calls or emails… I can ‘t watch Ray’s face as I rock back and forth crying because I cannot bear any touch at all. OK – enough or I’ll make it flare up again.
        Ciao,
        Susan x

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      5. laurie27wsmith Post author

        It sucks Susan, doctors. All it does is up the stress levels and makes me feel worse. You have my sympathy in your struggle with the medicos. I think they do this so you give up, go away and die. 😦
        Not so cheery,
        Laurie.

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      6. Owls and Orchids

        Bugger them Laurie – you’re not doing that!
        We know the medicos are blind, greedy, dogmatic and one eyed. So I’ll push their bloody buttons til I get somewhere. I have my down times when I feel angry and want to lash out, but I’ll be damned if I let them win.
        On your side…Ray and Susan
        xoxo

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  4. roughseasinthemed

    Cracking pix (came here via David’s meant to comment on your army posts but got distracted). All I can take in Gib are endless monkey pix, still we all have our own wildlife. The joeys are so lovely. Don’t think I ever saw a wild kanga/wallaby all the time I was in Aus.

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    1. laurie27wsmith Post author

      I’m glad you were distracted. 🙂 With your monkey pics I guess you’d find some diversity with all the tricks they get up to. The joeys are my favourite subjects, they have delightful faces. Where were you living in Oz?

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      1. roughseasinthemed

        King’s Cross, Sydney (backpackerland) but then I met my partner so we moved upmarket next door to Potts Point. He can claim: Hobart, Melbourne, Fremantle, Darwin, Cairns, and Brisbane as well. I may have missed out some places 😀 Plus when in Melbourne, he was working out in the bush in Victoria. ‘Twas a long time ago.

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      2. laurie27wsmith Post author

        Good old Kings Cross, love it, well the one form back in the 60’s. The only state I haven’t been to is Tassie. Oz is a big place as you well know and there’s always somewhere else to go. So there you are on Gibraltar, with the Barbary Macaques annoying you. They are cute but not when they nick stuff and attack people. Isn’t there an old saying, that Britain will lose Gibraltar when the Barbary Apes disappear?

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  5. Patricia Salamone

    Hi Fratello, how fortunate you are to live in a place where you get to see and photograph such beautiful creatures. All of your photos stir the travel lust in me and make me want to sit on your veranda with a cool drink in my hand and listen to you tell your stories while I meander through you photographs. :o)

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    1. laurie27wsmith Post author

      Hi Sorella, yes we are fortunate indeed. I’ll put a couple of bottles of red out and make sure the snakes stay away. 🙂 There are plenty of pics to see my dear.
      Cheers
      Fratello.

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    1. laurie27wsmith Post author

      Thanks guys. They’re cute, although I wouldn’t want to try patting any of them. I get the shots because they find our place somewhere safe to be. Oh and the lawn. Their behaviour is fascinating to watch, especially the interaction between mum’s and joeys.
      I hope to feel better, if nothing else I’m optimistic. 🙂

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  6. Pagadan

    I think it’s amazing thtat you have wallabies and kangaroos so near your house. I have squirrels–and do lots of weeding of little oak trees. And I hope you’re feeling better soon.

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    1. laurie27wsmith Post author

      Hi Joy, this link will take you to my you tube site and you’ll see how close to the house they come. The video isn’t the greatest but you’ll get an idea. Squirrels are so cute, except when they’re chomping on the little trees eh. Me too. 🙂

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  7. nataliescarberry

    I loved the photos. They were great! I’m sorry you’ve been wobbly today and hope you feel better tomorrow. I know I’m just a dumb blond and Texan to boot, but what’s the difference between a Roo and a Wallaby? Since it’s just Tuesday night here, it seems strange that it’s already Wednesday in this post. Guess things don’t lose or gain a day in cyberspace, huh?!
    Cheers, Natalie 🙂

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    1. laurie27wsmith Post author

      Thanks Natalie. Yeah, wobblier than a wobbly wallaby. The kangaroo is the bigger version of the Macropod family. There’s the Eastern Grey, Red, I could do this all day 🙂 here’s a link. http://www.rootourism.com/fact.htm
      Yeah we’re halfway through Wednesday already. What’s with the dumb blonde, hmm? I think you’re quite a smart lady. Now what part of Texas? I’ve been to San Antonio and Huston. No, a day or two in cyberspace isn’t much time at all.
      Cheers
      Laurie.

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      1. nataliescarberry

        Wow, thanks for sending that website. I had no idea there were that many species in that category. Ya live and learn, huh?! We live in Fort Worth (AKA Cowtown) and our close neighbor and rival for some is Big D (Dallas) here in north central Texas. We pass through Houston every year on our way to Galveston on the Gulf of Mexico which satisfies my need to go the beach. Before moving to Texas when I was 13, my family lived a half a block from the Pacific Ocean in Long Beach, California, and I miss the beach A LOT!!!! Since it’s too far to drive out there every year, I settle for going to Galveston. I hope you’ve had a better day and are less wobbly. Cheers, Natalie 🙂

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      2. laurie27wsmith Post author

        There certainly are some different types, Natalie. Cowtown eh? Sounds like my kind of place. A California girl transplanted to Texas, hmm I guess you would miss the beach. I just nipped to you tube and played Glen Campbell singing, Galveston. Love that song. Thanks Natalie, I’ve had a s better day.
        Cheers
        Laurie.

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      3. nataliescarberry

        It said there were some 50 species I believe of the roos and wallabies. Amazing! Yeppers, Cowtown. There’s quite a cowboy history and heritage here in Fort Worth. Ranchers from all over used to drive their cattle here to be slaughtered and processed in plants on our northside. And yes this California girl is misplaced here and would not be here nor stay here were she not married to a died in the wool, born and bred Texan who has no plans to ever live anywhere else. So the only strange or nasty varmints I see are rattlesnakes, coyotes, and armadillos none of which I want to get close enough to to photograph. Actually Fort Worth is not a bad place to live except for July and August when it’s so hot it’s not fit for man or beast outside. But then I expect down under you know a thing or two about heat too. I’m glad you had a better day, Laurie, and hope that it spills over into a better weekend too. Cheers and hugs, Natalie 🙂

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      4. laurie27wsmith Post author

        That’s certainly a fair lump of roos Natalie and all of them cute in their own way. Sounds like cowboy central where you are. I went into a bar in San Antonio that was also a museum. I could have spent all day there, loved it. Looks like you’re staying in Texas then. 🙂 Snakes, armadillos and coyotes can be photographic. Yeah we have a bit of a handle on this heat business. It’s when you can’t get out of it that it’s a problem. We’re expecting a heatwave this week, then hopefully some rain. otherwise the roos will be carrying water bottles. Day’s good so far.Take care Natalie.
        Cheers
        Laurie.

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  8. hitandrun1964

    I’m so in love. I can’t believe you get to see these sweet kangaroos everyday. They are so beautiful! The wee ones and the looks on their adorable faces. This post is so wonderful. Thank you so very much. I wish I could print one of the photographs and frame it. I just love them Laurie. I’m so happy that I got to see these. Thank you.

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    1. laurie27wsmith Post author

      I gathered that Gigi. 🙂 They’re hard not to love with their cute little faces. tell me which ones you want and I’ll email you higher resolution copies so you can print them out.

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  9. talain45

    They are wonderful images Laurie! I kind of wish they were in the states other then in zoos. Do you find that each one has its own personality? I can see some of they’re expressions very clearly in most of your images. I like the 2ndand 5th images the most, always got to love the ladies! Sorry to hear the your a little under the weather. Take care of your self, Michael 🙂

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    1. laurie27wsmith Post author

      Thanks Michael. They would be a treat for you to photograph. Then again, I’d like the chance to photograph bears. Yes they have their own little personalities, it’s a pleasure to sit and watch them grazing and interacting. 2 and 5, yes the ladies, they definitely have striking faces. I’ll take care of myself, back to the Doc tomorrow. Cheers,
      Laurie. 🙂

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