Monday, 10 August 2009
Tree kangaroos? No, only one of them
As I type this, a Lumholtz's tree kangaroo (Dendrolagus lumholtzi) is backing laboriously down the trunk of a satinash. Tree roos are fine going up trees, but climbing down again ... not so much. I can't look.
I was watching him earlier when my next door neighbours turned up to say hello. They're wildlife photographers, so the three of us fell into silence with binoculars and cameras trained on my furry, long-tailed visitor as he leapt from the satinash to another tree that had The. Best. Leaves.
Of course, my camera battery was about to run out, so the exposure is dodgy, but here's photographic proof that I have roos loose in the padd ... er ... rainforest. He was in a tree at the edge of the garden, about 10 m from the house.