Doin' the kangaroo hop

Western grey kangaroo
@JudyEv (101131)
Bunbury, Australia
December 2, 2017 8:01pm CST
We’ve been pulling out some golden dioasmas which I’ll explain about in a separate post and now we have a much better view of the kangaroos which come near the house to graze and to drink at a water-point that we’ve put there for them. This money Vince captured a classic pose of a kangaroo ‘on the hop’. It looks exactly like the one that appeared on our pennies for many years: when we had pennies that is. Although this one doesn’t look particularly big from this angle, it is a buck or male. They are nearly twice the size of the does.
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@toniganzon (41138)
• Philippines
3 Dec
Nice view of the kangaroo. Someday I wish to visit Australia.
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@JudyEv (101131)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 Dec
It is a shame it is such a long way from many other countries.
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@toniganzon (41138)
• Philippines
7 Dec
@JudyEv Yeah I know about the land down under and my cousin is living there and some of my friends too.
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@JohnRoberts (41271)
• Los Angeles, California
3 Dec
It's Skippy the kangaroo!
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@JudyEv (101131)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 Dec
It could well be!
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@Platespinner (18579)
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
3 Dec
I expect he packs quite a kick!
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@JudyEv (101131)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 Dec
Yes, he would. I wouldn't want to tangle with him.
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• Eugene, Oregon
3 Dec
He looks like a big one alright! I was wondering how common they are where you live.
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@JudyEv (101131)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 Dec
We sometimes have 30 or 40 in our paddock. They are very common as they are now protected. You have to get a licence to shoot them if they are destroying crops or whatever. This photo was taken some years back but in front of the house. Now we've taken out the diosmas we'll be able to watch them more easily.
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• Eugene, Oregon
4 Dec
@JudyEv Wow, that must get "messy?"
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@JudyEv (101131)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 Dec
@JamesHxstatic Do you mean if people start shooting them? I suppose it does. I hadn't thought about it much. They mightn't be as closely packed as these.
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• Peoria, Arizona
3 Dec
Geez, look at that beast. They are so beautiful and then you see the muscles and goodness sakes they are crazy
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@JudyEv (101131)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 Dec
They certainly are muscular. They'd need to be to hop like they do.
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• Peoria, Arizona
4 Dec
@JudyEv That is very true haha any they can just knock anyone's lights out haha
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@peachpurple (10707)
• Malaysia
3 Dec
I had never see a real kangaroo before except for tv
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@JudyEv (101131)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 Dec
Do they have them in your zoos there?
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@TRBRocks420 (62385)
• Banks, Oregon
3 Dec
Nice photo I wonder how far they can hop in one hop.
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@JudyEv (101131)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 Dec
Apparently they can do up to 25 feet in a single hop and jump up to 6 feet high.
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@kobesbuddy (19664)
• East Tawas, Michigan
3 Dec
I'd love to view kangaroos, near our home! Such a nice photo, of this male:)
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@JudyEv (101131)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 Dec
We consider ourselves very lucky to be able to see so many so often.
@just4him (92422)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
4 Dec
He did a good job capturing that picture.
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@JudyEv (101131)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 Dec
It has been heavily cropped but has stayed in focus.
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@just4him (92422)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
5 Dec
@JudyEv That's good it stays in focus when cropped.
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@JudyEv (101131)
• Bunbury, Australia
6 Dec
@just4him They don't always do they?
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@ilocosboy (33300)
• Philippines
3 Dec
I have never seen real kangaroo in my life, wow the kangaroo look so focus on his hopping.
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@JudyEv (101131)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 Dec
Do you have a zoo there? Do they perhaps have kangaroos in the zoo?
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@ilocosboy (33300)
• Philippines
4 Dec
We have one big zoo here but no kangaroo
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@JudyEv (101131)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 Dec
@ilocosboy I'm surprised at that as they are not difficult to keep in captivity.
@allknowing (55810)
• India
3 Dec
We got to see them in Brisbane I think.
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@JudyEv (101131)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 Dec
Was that in the wild or in a zoo?
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@allknowing (55810)
• India
4 Dec
@JudyEv It was in the wild
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@shaggin (27026)
• United States
10 Dec
Although they are beautiful I was told they can be mean and extremely strong and can knock a man down easily who gets in their way. I’d love to see one run through my yard though!
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@JudyEv (101131)
• Bunbury, Australia
11 Dec
If they are cornered they will defend themselves - at least the males will, the females are more inclined to panic - and pet males can become aggressive but so do pet males of other species.
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@teamfreak16 (36788)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
5 Dec
I don't know, he looks kind of big to me. Then again, I don't see all that many kangaroos!
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@JudyEv (101131)
• Bunbury, Australia
5 Dec
This one is big. Even if you don't see a lot of kangaroos you would probably think he had long legs.
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• United States
3 Dec
Great picture. It really lets you see how strange they're shaped and how amazing and beautiful they are.
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@JudyEv (101131)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 Dec
They are quite different to most other animals aren't they?
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@kepweng (6407)
3 Dec
hope i can have a pet kangaroo and i want him to eat a meat
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@JudyEv (101131)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 Dec
Do you mean a meal? Kangaroos don't eat meat.
@Hatley (159654)
• Garden Grove, California
3 Dec
great m[hoto oove itsoyouhave niangaroo s on yirn currecyL sounds si neat
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@JudyEv (101131)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 Dec
We have other native animals on our coins too. Perhaps I should write about them too.
@valmnz (13198)
• New Zealand
5 Dec
I know they can be pests at times, but most of us would give anything to have that hopping past our window!