It’s extremely dry here and the kangaroos nibble any grass shoots as soon as they appear. We have some grass in our yard which only grows over summer and it had been well-grazed while we were away. The kangaroos are pretty hungry and can often be seen closer to homes than usual during the daylight hours, trying to fill their tummies. This little fellow was in my yard last night.
One of his feet seems bigger than the other, so he may be recovering from an injury.
He looked at me for awhile, and went back to eating.
Later, he lay down for a rest. Even later still, I put out a tub of water for him. He watched me, but didn’t bound away. He was gone this morning.
In much of southern Australia, the Autumn break – usually claimed when rainfall exceeds 25mm – has yet to arrive. The outlook seems bleak, reading The Bureau of Meteorology’s prediction. Things won’t improve much over April and May.
The above photo taken this morning, looking over the farmland behind our house.
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