No flowers in our garden - just a kangaroo and a rabbit

@JudyEv (222369)
Bunbury, Australia
September 14, 2020 7:48pm CST
Yesterday, our slightly tame kangaroo hung around the house again and ended up taking an afternoon nap in the sun in the round garden outside the lounge window. A baby rabbit decided to sit in the sun too. I’ve put a ring around him as he is a bit hard to see otherwise. I spent a couple of hours burning leaf litter, trying to lessen the fire hazard when summer arrives. I have slacks and a top that I’ve worn both days while burning and I’ll wear them again later today. They smell of smoke so once I’ve finished burning, they’ll get washed. It saves having three or four outfits all smelling of smoke.
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@much2say (43645)
• United States
15 Sep
A kangaroo is just a big rabbit right ? How do you burn leaf litter? We're not allowed to do that - but I guess our old neighbor used to do that - annoyed everyone with the smoke.
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@much2say (43645)
• United States
15 Sep
@JudyEv You have all that property . . . we are not even a quarter acre . We are super close to our all our neighbors.
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@JudyEv (222369)
• Bunbury, Australia
16 Sep
@much2say Once, all our town blocks were a quarter acre but they are now very much less.
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@sol_cee (23303)
• Philippines
15 Sep
A tame kangaroo! Wow
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@JudyEv (222369)
• Bunbury, Australia
15 Sep
She's not really tame but tolerates us as long as we don't get too close.
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@sol_cee (23303)
• Philippines
15 Sep
@JudyEv she got a name?
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@JudyEv (222369)
• Bunbury, Australia
15 Sep
@sol_cee No. If we talk to her, we just call her Mrs Roo.
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@UncleJoe (18830)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
15 Sep
I saw two rabbits out back here this morning but haven't seen a kangaroo all day.
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@JudyEv (222369)
• Bunbury, Australia
15 Sep
Maybe you looked away at the wrong moment. I'd keep watching if I were you - just in case.
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@FayeHazel (33882)
• United States
15 Sep
That's cool the kangaroo comes that close. Looks like it's really sleeping
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@JudyEv (222369)
• Bunbury, Australia
16 Sep
Sometimes she sleeps standing up. You can see her head nodding.
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@FayeHazel (33882)
• United States
16 Sep
@JudyEv Aw cute! Sounds really docile. And here for some reason I had assumed they were aggressive
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@JudyEv (222369)
• Bunbury, Australia
17 Sep
@FayeHazel The aggressive ones (almost always big males) make the news and the YouTube clips but mostly they're very timid. Once the males lose their fear of humans it's a different story.
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@LadyDuck (302446)
• Switzerland
15 Sep
That kangaroo, seems to love resting in your garden, very comfortable there. The rabbit is cute.
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@JudyEv (222369)
• Bunbury, Australia
16 Sep
She even sleeps with her back to the house so she must feel quite safe. The little rabbits are especially cute.
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@LadyDuck (302446)
• Switzerland
16 Sep
@JudyEv One of the cat of my neighbors take his afternoon nap sleeping on our door mat.
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@JudyEv (222369)
• Bunbury, Australia
16 Sep
@LadyDuck He must feel at home too.
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@Ronrybs (10389)
• London, England
15 Sep
Yes, that kangaroo looks like he owns the place. I quite like bunnies, only problem is they can decimate a garden in no time flat!
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@JudyEv (222369)
• Bunbury, Australia
16 Sep
Bunnies are a curse here. They nearly did for our agricultural lands years back until various methods were devised to get them to manageable levels.
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@Ronrybs (10389)
• London, England
16 Sep
@JudyEv I remember reading about it and the phrase rabbit proof fence springs to mind. Introduced species are mostly a curse, but we don't seem to learn
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@JudyEv (222369)
• Bunbury, Australia
16 Sep
@Ronrybs The government built a rabbit proof fence some 3,256 kms long, running from north to south to try to keep the rabbits out of WA. This was back in the 1900s. It didn't work.
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@anoindo (156)
• Indonesia
16 Sep
Nice and cute kangaroo there. Why don't you just buried the dry leaves rather than burnt it?
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@JudyEv (222369)
• Bunbury, Australia
16 Sep
I can't imagine digging a big enough hole to bury the leaves. And my back wouldn't allow it. :)
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@anoindo (156)
• Indonesia
16 Sep
@JudyEv ohh soryy..
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@JudyEv (222369)
• Bunbury, Australia
16 Sep
@anoindo No problem. It's common to burn rubbish here although not so much in the towns. We are out in the country.
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• United States
15 Sep
aw, sweet! i love when critters feel comfy 'nough to take'p residence. i finally saw a cottontail here yesterday, actually 2. 've not seen one all year, so 'twas a pleasant surprise. too many ferals, so they no longer nest anywhere near. yepperz, why use clean clothin' fer such a task? i do the same with weed pullin' 'n corral cleanin'.
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@JudyEv (222369)
• Bunbury, Australia
15 Sep
If ever we go to live in a town, I'll have to throw out most of my work clothes.
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• United States
15 Sep
@JudyEv lol, me, too! thread bare fer the most part, schtuff 'civilized' folks'd surely pitch a fit o'er. i hope that day ne'er comes!
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@JudyEv (222369)
• Bunbury, Australia
16 Sep
@crazyhorseladycx Before phones, when visitors just turned up at the door, my Mum might rush off to change. Certainly she'd take off her apron and try to find some shoes!!
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@DianneN (192133)
• United States
16 Sep
Sure signs of spring for you! I certainly understand why you are wearing the same clothes until the burning is done. Nasty odors.
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@JudyEv (222369)
• Bunbury, Australia
16 Sep
The smell gets in your hair too. I might have finished for the moment as I think it is going to rain tomorrow.
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@DianneN (192133)
• United States
16 Sep
@JudyEv Same with cooking smells. Hope you are finished for good!
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@just4him (220499)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
15 Sep
That's a good idea just wearing one set of clothes for leaf burning. Cute picture of the kangaroo and rabbit enjoying the sunshine.
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@JudyEv (222369)
• Bunbury, Australia
16 Sep
I'm off to burn some more shortly. I can smell the smoke in my clothes. lol
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@just4him (220499)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
16 Sep
@JudyEv I hope you get them finished soon.
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@Hannihar (101917)
• Israel
15 Sep
@JudyEv I see the baby rabbit. The kangaroo must have been tired. It is good that you did not put a new outfit on to do what you were doing.
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@JudyEv (222369)
• Bunbury, Australia
16 Sep
I am going to do a bit more burning soon. I only do a bit at a time to make sure the fire doesn't get away.
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@Hannihar (101917)
• Israel
16 Sep
@JudyEv Very wise how you do it.
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@arunima25 (44743)
• Bangalore, India
15 Sep
They are lovely and gentle visitors there in your gardenAnd I have plenty of flowers right now here and I am enjoying birds, bees and butterflies paying a visit. Have not seen monkeys in months and that makes me and my garden happy
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@JudyEv (222369)
• Bunbury, Australia
15 Sep
I'm glad the monkeys haven't returned. That would be a very foreign occurrence to me. I wouldn't know what to do about them.
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@arunima25 (44743)
• Bangalore, India
21 Sep
@JudyEv I am very scared of them. I will just leave the place swiftly if I spot them. Husband is the fearless one and he tries to chase them.
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• Santiago, Chile
15 Sep
You know an usual day in western Australia, sunny day outside, getting some things done around, and yes a kangaroo taking a nap outside the house. It must be fun living there, I have no doubt!
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@JudyEv (222369)
• Bunbury, Australia
15 Sep
Not too many would have roos napping in their gardens but I'm glad we have.
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• Santiago, Chile
15 Sep
@JudyEv ansolutely! You are a lucky one! It is so exotic! I love it!
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@Adie04 (10219)
15 Sep
Heheh, I would still enjoy those view if kangaroo and rabbit comes. I would take some video and pictures too.
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@JudyEv (222369)
• Bunbury, Australia
15 Sep
I am hoping to get a video of her joey when she decides it's time for it to come out of the pouch.
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@Adie04 (10219)
15 Sep
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@sallypup (40496)
• Moses Lake, Washington
15 Sep
That's a sweet photo. It's probably good that you are lessening brush around your house.
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@JudyEv (222369)
• Bunbury, Australia
15 Sep
Bushfires nowadays are not to be sneezed at. They seem much more powerful than they used to be.
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@sallypup (40496)
• Moses Lake, Washington
15 Sep
@JudyEv Agreed. Nasty fire fog all day and every day lately at my house.
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@wolfgirl569 (32631)
• Marion, Ohio
15 Sep
I often wear the same clothes a couple of days when I am at home for that reason.
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@JudyEv (222369)
• Bunbury, Australia
15 Sep
I don't change every day but I like to change out of smoky clothes when I've finished for the day.
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@wolfgirl569 (32631)
• Marion, Ohio
15 Sep
@JudyEv I will wear one outfit working outside and another relaxing in the house. Still have 2 to wash. But thats better than 4 or 5 for just a couple of days going no where. Mostly wear my sweats anyways.
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@rakski (58344)
• Philippines
15 Sep
oh really nice photo here. It seems they are enjoying their stay there
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@JudyEv (222369)
• Bunbury, Australia
15 Sep
The roo looks quite relaxed but it's unusual for a bunny to sit still too long.
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@rakski (58344)
• Philippines
15 Sep
@JudyEv yes, it looks very relaxed. Yes the bunny is a hyper one
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@Corbin5 (202868)
• United States
15 Sep
That kangaroo looks so relaxed. Glad the bunny rabbit decided to sit a spell in the sun too. Good idea to burn that leaf litter just in case.
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@JudyEv (222369)
• Bunbury, Australia
16 Sep
Hopefully whatever burning we do will help a little if we ever get that close to a fire.
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@thelme55 (51358)
• Germany
15 Sep
That´s a beautiful photo. The kangaroo and the rabbit are enjoying the heat of the sun.
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@JudyEv (222369)
• Bunbury, Australia
16 Sep
True. They were catching the last of the afternoon sun. Soon after the photo was taken, the evening started to get cooler.
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@psanasangma (4659)
• India
15 Sep
Look at the kangaroo, how it is relaxing.. they are seems to be accustomed of resting near your garden
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@JudyEv (222369)
• Bunbury, Australia
16 Sep
She does seem to like it in the garden. Some of the plants they like to eat too.
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