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The other morning I noticed there was a break in the rain so I thought I'd get up and go for my morning run (something I'm honestly trying to make a habit.. honestly.. really..)
I threw on some clothes, slipped into my sneaks then opened the curtains to the front window to head on out and promptly got scared out of my wits by some unexpected visitors!


Guests!

Oh, hello there! It was our local mob of roos! There were quite more then these two but by the time I grabbed my camera just these two decided to hang around with me. I'm not sure who scared each other more, me or the roos.

Guests!

It's not unusual to see them hanging out in your lawns; the population has recently risen in leaps and bounds (tee hee..) and has started to split off into several smaller mobs (I've identified two, I think..) so I think space is becoming more and more of an issue. What IS unusual is me thinking to grab my camera while they're around.
I've got my eyes on these roos though... now I have a veggie patch to protect, they're not quite as welcome!

Guests!

Yes, I'm talking to you, Cutie!! Stay away from those strawberries!!

Comments

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m0053
Nov. 11th, 2009 02:00 pm (UTC)
oh my GOSH they're ADORABLE! Are they like your equivalent of deer?
kanawinkie
Nov. 17th, 2009 10:22 am (UTC)
Hee! They are very cute, and yeah! I'd equate them to deer in as far as how common they are, I live right near the edge of a preserve where there's a particularly big mob so they're a pretty common sight around here.
dhstein
Nov. 11th, 2009 02:25 pm (UTC)
whoa
starfallz
Nov. 11th, 2009 04:01 pm (UTC)
That's awesome. I thought they weren't as common in settled areas, but maybe I'm wrong. :)
kanawinkie
Nov. 17th, 2009 10:18 am (UTC)
They're not, certainly not in the suburbs and busy city areas. But where I am is both a bit more rural (it's roughly 20-30 min. drive to Coffs Harbour city, the closest and biggest city) but I'm also about two properties away from the coastal nature preserve which houses this particular mob of roos (as well as another mob of wallabies!)
As I mentioned, they're growing in number and have started to break off into smaller mobs which means we're starting to see more and more roos venturing off the preserve and onto our lawns!
starfallz
Nov. 17th, 2009 03:55 pm (UTC)
That's really cool. :) I think I only saw one wild one when I visited Australia. Do you get other interesting wildlife?
kanawinkie
Nov. 17th, 2009 09:36 pm (UTC)
Hee! I guess that depends on what you mean by interesting.. lots of lizards and birds of course.. I've been trying to photograph and share a lot of the guests to my home. Roos are the only marsupials wandering through my yard unless you include our local ring-tail possum too.

We don't have koala's nearby since we're so close to the coast and there's no gum trees growing, but there are plenty of them in the general area. Just north of us there's also wild emu's wandering around too.

And that's just on land.. there's also the whales and dolphins that go migrating up and down the coast and other interesting sea-life.. turtles, sharks, octopi, etc.
It's a pretty good spot for wildlife!
weeona
Nov. 11th, 2009 04:53 pm (UTC)
Awwww
I SO need to visit you.
Roos on the lawn!!

Also, yay for running!
Just make sure you build mileage slowly. No more than 10% increase a week. Don't get all gun ho and injure yourself like some moronic newbies do (*cough* me! *cough*) ;)
kanawinkie
Nov. 17th, 2009 09:41 pm (UTC)
Re: Awwww
Hee! Oh don't worry, there's NO problem with me going slowly :P
In fact I haven't gone out at all the past few days 'cause of the weather.
Running is SO not my thing, but I'm -trying- to give it an honest go, so far.. not in love with it.

And yeah, it's more like 90% walking, 10% running at this point ;)
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