Sticking his tongue out at you!
Actually, don’t be offended. It was at me not you.
There were joey’s too!
Like babies everywhere, they spent their time eating & sleeping.
While the parents kept vigil.
Adults are well equipped for both fight & flight.
Cheers to you from Australia’s normally quite polite roos~
205 thoughts on “Rude Roo~”
Those Joeys are soooo cute! xo
Aren’t they wonderful! დ
Wow! You are off and running again.
I am home at The Holler stuck in quarantine, but taking care of my twin baby grandsons while their parents work virtually, which is incredibly fun. These photos are all from our last time out & about in February. Cheers to you Dor & stay well my friend დ
They are SO adorable (and, I’m sure, dangerous if you got close and aggravated them). The joeys are too precious! Much as I hope to go to Australia, I’m pretty sure I won’t be able to 🙁 , so thank you for these beautiful photos of their wildlife! <3
You understand how to respect wild creatures which is so important. Space and respect are critically important დ
Hi Cindy… yes our Aussie icon, and there’s lots of them… I play golf among them at my golf course, they don’t worry us, and we don’t worry them….
I know just what you mean. I was photographing flowers in our condo’s yard and I hadn’t noticed a roo quietly munching in front of me! We both went quietly about our business. დ
Except for the male bucks in charge of their herd they are friendly, and inquisitive…
It boils down to the same thing anywhere in the world. Be quiet, don’t move, maintain space, back up, or go away, if you seem to be a problem to them. Give creatures space. The only time this didn’t work so well for me, was when rangers were throwing rocks at baboons because they were raiding campsites in Africa. I was taking photos of the whole sorry scene, when a male baboon chased me. I took photos the whole time whilst running backwards. No very good photos obviously. Still I think I should post em…. The lesson learned, stay away from people who disrespect wild creatures. You could get lumped in with them. He could have killed me in a heartbeat if he wanted to.
Yes.. Wow I understand, people who live in glass houses, shouldn’t throw stones… Our golf club is nearly 100 years old, and never been an incident… except for the snakes and bullants. 😊😉
Your snakes are seriously scary! I saw one of those fat, black, red bellied ones. Needless to say, I got outta Dodge fast…..
I always enjoy your wildlife photos, despite (or because of?) the sitter’s rudeness.
Rudeness in critters is most photogenic!! 😉
Rivaled only by cuteness? 😉
The funny thing is cuteness, rudeness, in a wild creature, it’s all so unusually beautiful, because it all so genuinely real, unlike the images of American celebrities, which is what most photos I am assaulted with daily in the media are about. დ
I hadn’t really thought about the appeal of animal photography in quite this way before, but of course you’re right! It’s particularly sad when celebrities feel that, for whatever reason, they need to surgically correct the aging process.
They just reflect back to us our culture’s lack of genuine social values. Sad for all of us დ
What adorable creatures! Tongues… well you were a paparazzi taking pics!
Thank you for this lovely peek into Roo world. Hope you are well!
You could hear her thinking, those intrusive paparazzi! 😉
Wow! Their feet are interesting – I had no idea! I guess I wouldn’t want to get into an argument with a kangaroo! Great photos!
I would definitely avoid antagonizing a kangaroo!
Thank you Cindy. 🙂
Thank you Cindy.
I didn’t realise they had such big claws.
They are built to survive in Australia’s often harsh environment დ
They all look quite cuddly. Good to know they have some form of defense, even if it is only their hooves (I guess they’re more like toes….)
Yes, quite powerful toes! დ
I’d like to visit in winter to see them and the Koala’s I even have family there. They are wonderful, beautiful creatures.
Covid has all of us pinned down for now unfortunately დ
They are beautiful creatures, Cindy! The photo of their toenails is a good reminder of their ability to defend themselves when needed. The muscles on up behind those feet are pretty powerful.
Incredibly powerful. They are like spring loaded jumpers and they can move very fast დ
Wonderful pics Cindy! I love the joeys.
They have Bambi eyes დ
Like a velociraptor’s disemboweling claws.
Yes, they can be quite powerful დ
Charming but dangerous!
I feel comfortable around them because like most wild creatures, they tend not to bother you if you respect their space because they are wild and powerful creatures. დ
Wow. They look so cute but I don’t want to get in a fight with one of them, ARe you there now?
We are home at The Holler. These Oz photos are from the month of February დ
Glad you made it before everything shut down. It is on my list, someday. Hope all is well.
Thank you Marie. Very scary days here in the USA and our president is making things worse. დ
Great to see such exotic animals! The baby roo is so cute! 🙂
They are soooo cute!
They are so cute and unique დ
The Roos are so cute! Wow wicked looking nails! Sure would not want one coming after me!
Thankfully they won’t come after you, unless you go after them, which I know you wouldn’t do დ
Me either! Your photos are so awesome
I can’t imagine seeing these delightful creatures anywhere besides a zoo! How lucky you are to know them well.
I am glad you like them and thank you. I do not know them well at all. I have only been to Australia twice. Not long enough by far to know anything there well. It is a wildlife paradise to me, but I am just a visitor დ
Oh, Cindy…how wonderful. Excellent photographs and what a thrill to see them up close. <3
So, you know I am always looking for birds, especially in Oz, the magical land of birds, but I couldn’t fail to notice, the roos. At dusk when I went out to see what I could see, the roos were there. Like these blessed beings from Oz. Just magical to me. დ
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I don’t even really know what to say about kangaroos. They are shy, and nice, and so amazingly unique and precious. დ
I recently watched a documentary series on the geological and biological history of the Australian continent. The segment on kangaroos was fascinating. The evolutionary adaptation that changed their ambulation to hopping also resulted in ankles which cannot rotate and legs which cannot move independently.
Australia is quite a continent if you love wild critters. What I noticed, hanging around with them, is that they are shy, polite, kept their distance. But if they didn’t like something that came around, they can jump immediately, like nobody’s business, from a resting position, over huge fences and obstacles. They are remarkable, and nice, if you let them be, which it seems, Australians are good at doing. Good on the Aussies დ
Yes, I’d love to spend some time with them too. In another documentary I’ve seen, female kangaroos will sometimes breakup fights between males in order to keep the peace.
Sounds most sensible. Good for them!
Those feet are astonishing.
Yes. They are locked and loaded, even at rest! დ
I like these pictures – I’ve never seen a kangaroo up close like that – the babies are sweet 🙂
Kangaroos seem private and shy to me. Babies of all species are so incredible დ
<3 <3 <3
I am homesick for your home Alison დ
Me too 🙁
Wonderful, they made me smile! 😊
Australia’s creatures have me eager to wake up everyday to see what I will see next დ
Beautiful and sweet animals! Thanks, Cindy!
Thank you more for appreciating their sweetness my friend დ
Thanks so much, Cindy! Stay strong!
I’m glad you got a pic of their feet, as I was curious – interesting adaptation and those nails look quite effective!
As with most babies, the joeys are sweet-looking.
Yes, those are some serious feet! Babies need to teach classes so adults of all species can try and remember how to be kind, beautiful and sweet. დ
And like babies anywhere, the joeys are adorable! 🙂
EXACTLY my thoughts and feeling about babies everywhere!! Thank you დ
Did you stick your tongue out too?
The Joeys are so cute.
OMG! I wish I had thought of this დ
Better than a good kick in the gut!
Yep. Leave the roos some space. It will be better for you, and them. დ
Fantastic photos Cindy
Honored, thank you Sheree დ
Those claws are something else!! Lovely photos, as always.
Thank you my friend. I so enjoyed your foster kitten series. Thank you for all you do. The world needs people like you დ
Thanks, Cindy. I think the world needs more of folks like you too! Hopefully the last three kittens will to to their forever homes the coming weekend, and there are three 6-7 week old kittens waiting to move into my foster room, so stay tuned for the next series!
It took tons of discipline for me not to beg you for the calico kitty. They were all adorable. Cannot wait to meet the next foster fur balls დ
The calico was committed to an adopter very early on, so you would have been safe!!
I figured. Gorgeous feline დ
Such intelligent faces! I had no idea that kangaroos had such big claws!
And you should see them jump. They can jump six feet in the air from a stationary position and cover up to 25 feet! დ
Ahhh, thank you Derrick დ
I love Joeys, they can show me their tongue anytime ! 🙂
Exactly my feelings! დ
For one so adorable, who minds a tongue? Wonderful. xx
Honestly, I would entirely understand if every wild creature in the world stuck their tongues out at us. We deserve it and more დ
The claws are impressive! I didn’t know that cangaroos have such big and sharp claws!
They are capable of killing a standing human with one kick, but they are shy and like to keep their distance which I respect დ
I have never seen the feet of a kangaroo before. They are fascinating. You are right the design is for both flight and fight ( a bit reversing from yours above 🙂 )
Your order is better, flight first, fight second. დ
What a cute Joey. The claws / toenails are bigger than I imagined. Thank you, Cindy!
I was thinking of you Jennie, I have childrens songs repeating in my head from caring for the grandbaby twins. They have learned the last word in each stanza and sing along. “Down by the bay, where the watermelons grow….” Over and over in my head, and theirs too, I suspect !! 😉
That is a wonderful song, Cindy. You can add to it and make it even more fun for the twins by throwing in your own word and seeing what rhyme the come up with. “Have you ever seen a shirt…”, or anything else that comes to mind- even names, “Have you ever seen Mama…” The sky is the limit. Have fun!
It amazes me to watch them learn and absorb and they do it with such joy. I will try your suggestions Jennie & thank you დ
You’re welcome, Cindy. It is amazing to watch children learn and grow. 🙂
Cheers back Cindy and yes those claws and I can imagine a fast hit 🥺☺️ enjoy yourself days and the wee ones so fun ☺️🤗 hugs from Alberta ~ smiles and joy Hedy
Beautiful Alberta & you! Thank Hedy & be well my friend დ
Awww! They are so cute 🦘 🦘 ❤️
They are wonderful aren’t they! დ
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The roos and I are very grateful for friends like you Patricia დ
Yup, kangaRULEs! Love these T-Rex deers. LOL! Fabulous shots as always, my friend.
I love your comments. You always make me smile which is quite a gift my friend დ
Keep smiling, my dear friend! ♡＾▽＾♡
Visa versa 2UX2! დ
Oh, my! And to think I used to cringe cutting Dallas’s toenails! These roos are equipped for serious battle, ha!
They are shy, but seriously powerful creatures დ
Such amazing animals, Cindy! Those claws!
Yes, they are so uniquely made to thrive in such a unique environment დ
Thanks for keeping us entertained with your nature paparazzi photos Cindy. They are cute and cheeky buggers!
Thank you more for your kind appreciation Brad დ
You’re most welcome.
Look at the nails on that mum!
She is ready and able to defend her joey! დ
What I most appreciate about this post is the idea of family, which is so important in these days of solitude. Comforting to know that we are supporting and encouraging each other. Hugs!
I am taking care of my twin grandbabies while their parents work remotely, so your comments resonate with me Rebecca. I can’t imagine familial separations going on for over 6 months now. Painful. Family comes together when bad times visit. დ
How very well said, Cindy!
No offense taken ! 😁
It would take more than a rude roo to rattle you! დ
A mild mannered marsupial mother 🦘
Ok. As an ardent admirer of alliteration, this is awesome, amazing and astonishing! დ
A sincerely satiating response, Cindy 🙏
Laughing, love it! დ
Great pics, Cindy, especially the joeys 🙂
Thanks much cuz. Hope you are safe and well დ
I’ve never seen a kangaroo in real life. But your pictures make me believe how adorable and beautiful they are! 😍
Awww, so happy you think so & thank you Suri დ
<3 my friends who <3 the roos!
Nice pedicure! Lovely reportage about kangaroo!
Smiling. Thank you Alexander! დ
I also want to see a kangaroo😍
I hope you do, soon! დ
Oh my goodness, those claws are real weapons!
They are indeed! დ
Rude or not rude, they are endlessly fascinating! Wonderful post, Cindy!! Stay safe.
I love my friends who love rude roos! You stay safe too Sheila დ
Hi Cindy, this is Halim. Just to let you know, I have a second blog now and am writing from there (the idea is to have one dedicated to design and drawing stuff, and cats haha. I’ll see how it goes.)
I think kangaroos are so fascinating. I’ve seen pictures and videos where they can throw big punches and I think kicks too and it’s both fascinating and terrifying to watch. Especially since they have quite the poker face. It’s quite unnerving haha
Happy to hear about your new blog. I will check it out and look forward to following. Thank you for telling me. Kangaroos definitely can be lethal, but they rarely are, unless seriously threatened and unable to escape. I never felt the slightest bit threatened by them, but I never disrespected them or their space. Often they would munch away, while I clicked away, at a safe distance დ
I just love this! The information and photos are incredible!
Ahh, I am honored and happy you enjoyed them. Thank you დ
I’m thinking Cindy that you wouldn’t to end up on the wrong end of those claws backed up by powerful back legs. Especially on an irritated mom saying ‘leave my baby alone.’ As always, great photos backed up by fun commentary. Thanks. –Curt
Yes, if she needed to, she packs quite a lethal wallop in those back legs დ
These are super pictures! I love the little joey. But those toenails/claws are amazing–adapted for jumping and defense, too!
Quite an impressive and uniquely adapted creature! დ
Cindy, thank you! These photographs are wonderful!
Thank you much more for your thoughtfulness Charles დ
Lovely photos and information from down under. Thank you Cindy 💛
Thank you for your kind appreciation Val & stay safe and well my friend დ
Such gorgeous photographs, Cindy! Thank you so much for visiting my blog and for the follow.
I love your blog and the slice of life you share from beautiful rural north Suffolk. I feel like I am visiting there when I visit which is especially wonderful during covid quarantine. Lovely to meet you დ
Thank you very much, Cindy; it’s lovely to meet you, too! <3
Yes, thank you, they are perfectly adapted to their amazing home დ
Watching them box is insane. They really go at it.
I have only seen this in videos! დ
Me too! If I saw it in real life, I’d be putting a lot of distance between me and them. :).
You are smart დ
Für mich fremde Tiere, errinern mich ein bisschen nach Elchen.
Ja. Australien ist einzigartig. Ich hoffe, Sie sind sicher und gesund. დ
Those are some pretty lethal looking toes!
They are serious, aren’t they. დ
Cindy you are a dare devil, first off you are near one of those beautiful beasts but that have some sort of martial arts in them, ever saw them fight? Kangaroos….. great photos as always, have a great weekend.
These are a joy to see, you know I don’t recall seeing many photos of these animals and I have been looking at photos for awhile now, very nice indeed. And as always, well captured.
Grazie mille დ
Probably the biggest claw I have ever seen. I love your blog.
Such and honor that you do დ
You are welcome.
Thank you Cindy. 🙂
Merci beaucoup mon ami დ
The claws are scary and intense! What better way to protect those cutie baby joeys.
They are so tiny, the claws aren’t scary at all, just good for holding on to branches.
You got really close shots. Great photos, Cindy!
They really are shy and sweet creatures დ