Are you sure you're comfortable?

@JudyEv (100995)
Bunbury, Australia
November 2, 2016 7:02pm CST
@Ronrybs commented on my last photo of a kangaroo saying he looked like all he needed was a beer and he'd be set to watch TV. So I told him I'd post about a really laid-back 'roo. This was one of five or six in a large pen at a caravan park in Erldunda which is almost the exact centre of Australia. The main species in this region is the 'red kangaroo'. As the name suggests, the fur is reddish in colour. They have a Roman nose and I don't think they are as pretty as our western grey local roos. The red kangaroo is the largest living marsupial and can stand six feet tall when erect and a couple of feet more if they get up on their toes. I had to take the photo through the mesh fence. Obviously this one's mother never mentioned the word 'modest' to him.
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• Preston, England
3 Nov 16
he really has a laid back don't care what you think attitude
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@JudyEv (100995)
• Bunbury, Australia
5 Nov 16
Very self-assured isn't he? :)
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@Ronrybs (7133)
• London, England
3 Nov 16
Looks like kangaroos really know how to relax and without a care in the world!
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@JudyEv (100995)
• Bunbury, Australia
5 Nov 16
I think he has settled in for an hour or three. :)
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• United States
3 Nov 16
I thought wild animals didn't like to expose the family jewels LOL
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@JudyEv (100995)
• Bunbury, Australia
5 Nov 16
I think this one's has been put in a safety box somewhere. :)
@Inlemay (17341)
• South Africa
3 Nov 16
well if they were getting as hot as we have been lately - a good lie back is all one can do.
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@JudyEv (100995)
• Bunbury, Australia
5 Nov 16
Our weather has warmed up considerably too. So nice not to need a jumper/cardigan/what do you call it?
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• United States
3 Nov 16
gigglin' :) that'd be the thingy 'bout critters, they tend to do/act howe'er they feel 'n 'modesty' jest don't come 'nto play.
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@JudyEv (100995)
• Bunbury, Australia
3 Nov 16
That's very true. He certainly missed that day's lesson. :)
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@jaboUK (50691)
• United Kingdom
3 Nov 16
Lol - you're right, no modesty there
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@JudyEv (100995)
• Bunbury, Australia
3 Nov 16
I felt I wanted to cover him up! :)
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@Happy2BeMe (70192)
• Canada
4 Nov 16
Looks like he had a rough night and somebody disturbed him lol I would love to see one for real someday
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@JudyEv (100995)
• Bunbury, Australia
5 Nov 16
Certainly a rough night could account for such a position. I'm sure there are roos in come zoos in Canada. They seem to have them in a lot of foreign zoos.
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@Happy2BeMe (70192)
• Canada
5 Nov 16
@JudyEv maybe but not anywhere near where I live
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@JudyEv (100995)
• Bunbury, Australia
5 Nov 16
@Happy2BeMe That's a shame - maybe one day you'll get to see them. :)
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@rebelann (32334)
• El Paso, Texas
3 Nov 16
How funny
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@JudyEv (100995)
• Bunbury, Australia
3 Nov 16
He looks very comfortable doesn't he? And as if he doesn't have a care in the world.
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@rebelann (32334)
• El Paso, Texas
3 Nov 16
He sure does @JudyEv kinda reminds me of a friends cat who'd always plop down in the middle of her living room to groom himself hindlegs spread out and just cleanin away ..... I think he liked making us laugh.
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@JudyEv (100995)
• Bunbury, Australia
5 Nov 16
@rebelann I can sometimes be quite embarrassed by the way animals act but of course they have no false modesty at all.
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@PainsOnSlate (19213)
• Canada
5 Nov 16
That is hilarious, the "roo" is showing off his junk.. I'm going to look for your other post now. My computer was driving me crazy but today all is well so I will spend some time here today.
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@JudyEv (100995)
• Bunbury, Australia
5 Nov 16
I think this roo has had most of his 'junk' removed. They often sterilise tame males as they can get very aggressive to the point of being dangerous.
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• Canada
5 Nov 16
@JudyEv I had no idea. Poor thing but I understand why they do that.
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@just4him (92027)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
3 Nov 16
Great picture! No, modesty doesn't describe this totally laid back kangaroo.
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@JudyEv (100995)
• Bunbury, Australia
5 Nov 16
He doesn't have a care in the world and is totally self-possessed.
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@much2say (35426)
• United States
3 Nov 16
It looks like he's kinda trying to give you a high 5!
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@JudyEv (100995)
• Bunbury, Australia
3 Nov 16
I think he'd had a late night. lol
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@much2say (35426)
• United States
3 Nov 16
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@shaggin (26885)
• United States
3 Nov 16
They are very interesting creatures. I love the color of this ones fur but gray are very pretty as well. My children got to hold one at a petting zoo a few years ago.
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@JudyEv (100995)
• Bunbury, Australia
3 Nov 16
Did you feel their fur? It is beautifully soft.
@shaggin (26885)
• United States
7 Nov 16
@JudyEv No I didn't I never even thought to pet it
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@TRBRocks420 (62213)
• Banks, Oregon
3 Nov 16
Kangaroos are amazing creatures.
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@JudyEv (100995)
• Bunbury, Australia
3 Nov 16
They are, aren't they? I think this one was sleeping off a hard night.
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@TRBRocks420 (62213)
• Banks, Oregon
3 Nov 16
@JudyEv Yes, I think he had a very rough night lol.
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@5thHouse (1703)
• Sheffield, England
4 Nov 16
My cat, Charlie, often lies in that position. Great pic!
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@JudyEv (100995)
• Bunbury, Australia
5 Nov 16
You have to laugh at them don't you? They don't give a hoot what one thinks of them.
@maggs224 (1774)
• Alicante, Spain
4 Nov 16
This really does look like a very laid back roo, There are certainly some unique critters in your neck of the woods Judy.
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@JudyEv (100995)
• Bunbury, Australia
5 Nov 16
Yep, he is totally chilling out isn't he? I have another post coming up soon about a mountain devil which is another very interesting creature.
@Lucky15 (33694)
• Philippines
3 Nov 16
looking at his eyes,somehow made him look quite shy :)) but looking down, na ah :))
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@JudyEv (100995)
• Bunbury, Australia
5 Nov 16
I think he is just very, very sleepy. :)
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@Fleura (6202)
• United Kingdom
3 Nov 16
Letting it all hang out!
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@JudyEv (100995)
• Bunbury, Australia
5 Nov 16
Yep, that's about it. And isn't he doing it well?
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@waflay (2729)
• Nairobi, Kenya
3 Nov 16
Are Kangaroos aggressive when handled? I have never been close to this animal. Your pic is nice, and the Kangaroo gave you a pose of a lifetime.
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@JudyEv (100995)
• Bunbury, Australia
5 Nov 16
Some of the big males can get aggressive. This one was behind a fence. Mostly they are quite gentle unless teased or mistreated.
@Jessicalynnt (48191)
• Centralia, Missouri
3 Nov 16
lol, he does indeed look totally comfie
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@JudyEv (100995)
• Bunbury, Australia
5 Nov 16
Not a care in the world! He has plenty to eat and drink, the sun is shining - life is good!
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@CRK109 (14353)
• United States
3 Nov 16
Wow! He looks like a drunken sailor! haha By the way, I LOVE your profile pic!
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@JudyEv (100995)
• Bunbury, Australia
5 Nov 16
He seems to be high (or low) on something, doesn't he? Glad you like the pic. I'm still looking for something similar of my own. It's actually Vince's beret but is a bit big for me.
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