Out my lounge window this morning - hopping practice

@JudyEv (136556)
Bunbury, Australia
November 1, 2018 9:07pm CST
I left myLotting and went out to the lounge to find a doe and her joey feeding down in the paddock. The joey is quite young but was playing with his mother’s ears and having practice hops here and there while his mother was feeding. You can see he has his hind legs off the ground in the photo. I tried to take a video of him playing but it’s very amateurish. I need much more practice and I’m not even sure I can add it here but I’ll try. @wolfgirl569 and @Arrizza Thanks for commenting on the first post. I didn't realise it had been published but I've deleted it now.
Baby joey practising his hopping
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@JohnRoberts (64894)
• Los Angeles, California
2 Nov
Hope Joey doesn't make mom hopping mad.
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@JudyEv (136556)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 Nov
He probably does from time to time. They are beautifully patient Mums.
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@MALUSE (44590)
• Uzbekistan
2 Nov
How do you know that the little one is a 'he'?
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@JudyEv (136556)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 Nov
It's like the royal 'we' that the Queen uses - a generic term for baby animals.
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@MALUSE (44590)
• Uzbekistan
4 Nov
@JudyEv I've learnt at school in my English lessons that animals are 'it' and that you use 'he' or 'she' only for pets which have a name and whose gender you know. Was I taught wrong?
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@JudyEv (136556)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 Nov
@MALUSE No, you were taught correctly but I must have missed that lesson. Seriously - you are quite correct but I was careless. I wasn't sure if you were 'tickling my tummy' or not.
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@andriaperry (60984)
• Anniston, Alabama
2 Nov
Aww, that is adorable!
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@JudyEv (136556)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 Nov
He is very cute isn't he? I love the way he was pulling at the doe's ears.
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@vandana7 (68473)
• India
11 Nov
Absolutely..
@RasmaSandra (20312)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
2 Nov
Lovely photo and I sure wouldn't mind trying to hop with them if they would let me.
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@JudyEv (136556)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 Nov
Unfortunately they probably wouldn't let you!
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@RasmaSandra (20312)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
5 Nov
@JudyEv you're right they might punch me out
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@DaddyEvil (26042)
• Aurora, Missouri
2 Nov
Aww! The joey and his mama are so sweet, Judy!
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@LadyDuck (181864)
• Switzerland
2 Nov
Hello DE, how are you?
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@DaddyEvil (26042)
• Aurora, Missouri
2 Nov
@LadyDuck I'm doing fine, Anna. How are you doing?
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@LadyDuck (181864)
• Switzerland
2 Nov
@DaddyEvil I am fine thanks, I feel tired, it must be the age.
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@xFiacre (5677)
• Ireland
2 Nov
@judyev Nothing wrong with that video.
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@JudyEv (136556)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 Nov
Sometimes they are only out of the pouch for a very short time so I was desperate not to miss the action.
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@YrNemo (14768)
2 Nov
That joey has very skinny hind legs...
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@JudyEv (136556)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 Nov
The tiny joeys are very scrawny. He will fatten up over the next few weeks hopefully.
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@YrNemo (14768)
7 Nov
@JudyEv eating your veggies?
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@JudyEv (136556)
• Bunbury, Australia
7 Nov
@YrNemo He won't get very fat eating my veggies. The worms are getting them first. But there is parsley if he likes that.
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@bagarad (12838)
• Paso Robles, California
4 Nov
I think that Joey has abundant energy and keeps his mother hopping. Thaks for sharing that. I passed it on to Twitter.
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@JudyEv (136556)
• Bunbury, Australia
5 Nov
He was having a great time that morning. That's nice that you've passed it on.
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@bagarad (12838)
• Paso Robles, California
6 Nov
@JudyEv I try to pass on the good stuff.
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@LadyDuck (181864)
• Switzerland
2 Nov
I loved the video Judy, the little joey hopped around and looked pretty satisfied of his jumps.
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@JudyEv (136556)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 Nov
He just hopped round and round her a few times but then got brave and went for a longer run.
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@LadyDuck (181864)
• Switzerland
4 Nov
@JudyEv He is a cute young joey.
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@myklj999 (19744)
2 Nov
The worst thing about a 'zoom' is it exaggerates even the smallest motion you make. Still, a cool video.
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@JudyEv (136556)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 Nov
I've only ever used the video once before and I knew the joey would only be out of the pouch for a very short time. I couldn't afford to waste time trying to get everything right. Within seconds of the end he'd piled himself back in the pouch.
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@nela13 (9328)
• Portugal
2 Nov
It is Nice that you can see this from your house
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@JudyEv (136556)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 Nov
We don't often see the tiny babies so I was really pleased.
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@nela13 (9328)
• Portugal
4 Nov
@JudyEv the little one is adorable.
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• Preston, England
2 Nov
so cute and well captured filming too
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@JudyEv (136556)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 Nov
Thanks. They don't stay out of the pouch long at that age.
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• Preston, England
4 Nov
@JudyEv They obviously appreciate the warmth of their mums
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• Croatia (Hrvatska)
2 Nov
Thy are back
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@JudyEv (136556)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 Nov
Yes, there are lots of little heads poking out of pouches now.
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@Madshadi (8991)
• Brussels, Belgium
2 Nov
A bonding moment. Lovely!
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@JudyEv (136556)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 Nov
He was very cute. I've only seen them so small a few times.
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@sallypup (29230)
• Moses Lake, Washington
2 Nov
Joey is so skinny but cute.
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@JudyEv (136556)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 Nov
The tiny ones are very scrawny. Hopefully he will fatten up soon.
@wolfgirl569 (11772)
• Marion, Ohio
2 Nov
He or she was having a great time.
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@JudyEv (136556)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 Nov
He was busy practising to be a big kangaroo.
@TRBRocks420 (84239)
• Banks, Oregon
2 Nov
Oh wow that's pretty cool and, thanks for sharing.
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@JudyEv (136556)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 Nov
You're welcome. They only stay out of the pouch for a few minutes at that age.
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@dgobucks226 (14230)
4 Nov
Your Kangaroo sightings seem to be as frequent as my squirrel sightings in my backyard But I guess that's normal considering where we both live...
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@JudyEv (136556)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 Nov
Some see deer regularly too don't they?
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@dgobucks226 (14230)
9 Nov
@JudyEv Why so many? Is it an overcrowding issue? Are they no protected by the government? Our deer suffer from overcrowding and building development limiting a place for them to live.
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@JudyEv (136556)
• Bunbury, Australia
11 Nov
@dgobucks226 They are protected so they are never shot and just continually increase in numbers. They aren't run into deliberately but there is no way of avoiding them when they just suddenly jump out in front of you.
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@nawala123 (673)
10 Nov
i cant imagine , how many they are in aussie
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@JudyEv (136556)
• Bunbury, Australia
11 Nov
There are a great many roos in Australia. More roos than people I'd say.
11 Nov
@JudyEv roos?
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@JudyEv (136556)
• Bunbury, Australia
11 Nov
@nawala123 Roos is short for 'kangaroos'.
@spiderdust (7536)
• San Jose, California
5 Nov
I didn't realize that a female kangaroo would be called a doe. Are male kangaroos also called bucks?
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@JudyEv (136556)
• Bunbury, Australia
6 Nov
Yes, they are bucks and does and the young of marsupials are called 'joeys'.
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• San Jose, California
6 Nov
@JudyEv I knew the little ones were called joeys, but I just never knew what the adults were called. Are adolescent kangaroos called something else as well?
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@JudyEv (136556)
• Bunbury, Australia
7 Nov
@spiderdust Only 'pains' by their mothers probably. The bucks are colloquially known as 'old men' kangaroos and the eastern greys as 'blue flyers'.