My grandson Zach feeding a few friendly park Euros. (a small type of scrub roo)
What everyone wants to see, a baby still in the pouch. Yep, thats his feet hanging out above his head, if youre thinking he's too big to be still in the pouch you'd be right...lazy sucker
Me patting and filming at the same time, she's hoping for food which is why she's straining to sense food coming. (she's out of luck...and fat enough already)
The humble Kangaroo, you will have seen the ‘Boxing Kangaroo’ in TV and theater productions but that is far from the norm, sure they will kick the stuffing out of you IF you annoy them long enough, but the Kangaroo is generally a friendly and gentle animal. This makes it a much loved icon of Australia.
Personally I really love the Kangaroo, we’ve raised a few joeys over the years (car crash survivors) and I've had a bit to do with our local wildlife park. They make great pets (believe it or not) and can be house trained quite easily.
Female Roos are always gentle creatures IF you don’t threaten them or corner them. Because they cant move backward they hate being confronted head on where they see no escape route, if you approach them side on so they can leave if they want, you will find they will stay most times.
The males however are a different story, they sense when a female is menstruating and that is their signal for breeding. The problem is that they cant tell the difference between female Roos and females of the human type. Female humans accompanied by male humans are fair game in their eyes and the male human will be challenged and beaten up. (Can you see where I’m going with this?...good, cause I’ll stop here then)
I made the mistake of gently pushing a male Roo off a picnic table we wanted to use one day. Because my wife was on her period he took that as a challenge and proceeded to attack me. Those of us used to handling Roos know that all you have to do is grab his tail and keep moving him slowly backward to prevent him getting the upper hand. Weight for weight I had a few pounds on him but he had great stamina and forced me to drag him around for nearly an hour before I managed to drag him into a toilet block and lock him in. By then I was pretty much knackered.
I never did find out what happened to the next guy that made the mistake of opening that loo…