Friday, 8 January 2010

Fifteen paces from the back door ...

... between the patio and the tooth-billed bowerbird stage.

I was at the computer when I heard a kerfuffle in the back garden. My work desk is ideally distractingly sited where I can see both the front and back gardens with ease. Not that they're really gardens: more small, scruffy clearings in the rainforest.

Anyway, the source of the noise was two adult Lumholtz's tree kangaroos on the ground. Despite the racket, they picked up the sound of the screen door sliding open, so they bolted. I managed to photograph the slower of the two when it was still on the track.

They clambered up the nearest tree and are still there as I type this. I love this place.


Slowcoach

Tree roo no. 1 (at the top of the tree)

Tree roo no. 2 (a bit lower down)

Closer

And closer still

14 comments:

NanaJude said...

You love that place?

I can't imagine why, I'm sure!

Snail said...

I know. It's unfathomable. *shakes head*

Belinda said...

Hmph. Can't see the attraction, myself :P










*wipes drool off keyboard*

:))

Your piece of our country is a wonder :)Thanks for sharing.

swampythings said...

Lovely set of photos - what a treat!

Sherrie Y said...

Thanks for sharing. Really. I mean, all that green and all those 'roos and all that ruckus. What's that compared to... let me look... a current temp of 0 F? It's quiet here because anything that pauses longer than, say, two seconds, will remain there indefinitely. Makes bird watching easier, but pretty boring since it's the same bird in the same place for days on end.

Good thing I'm not bitter.

Sebastian said...

What do they taste like?











Oh comon, I'm joking!

Snail said...

Belinda, Swampythings, it's just amazing. I can't believe my luck in finding this place.

Sherrie, next time you visit Queensland, you know where all the best subjects are ...

Sebastian, you know the answer to that --- they taste like chicken!

Denis Wilson said...

Hi Snail
It will be tough to match this post, next time round!
Great sequence of shots.
Cheers
Denis

Snail said...

Denis, I might have to stay away from mammal posts for a while and concentrate on plants and inverts. Then, when everyone's forgotten ...

Dave Coulter said...

Hmm. 15 paces out my door are squirrels getting into the dumpsters!

Snail said...

I didn't know squirrels did that. So it's not all acorns and pine seeds then?!

Russell Constable said...

Nice shots snail. This is natures way of compensating you for those freezing cold high altitude temperatures you get in the dry season!Your little paddy was cute too!

Snail said...

Not only the dry season, Russell. I've just put on a jumper!

I may start strapping pademelons to my feet to keep my toes warm.

häbitu said...

Oh,oh!