Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Visit to Potoroo Palace

With my sister-in-law over for a visit it was only natural to visit a wildlife park so that she 
might become accustomed to some of Australia's wondrous animals up close and personal.
One such park is located a little south of us that fits the bill quite well - The Potoroo Palace.
With resident Kangaroos and Emu to be fed, as well as Native snakes, Echidna and a wide 
variety of native birds it is a most pleasurable diversion even for those accustomed to seeing 
these animals in the wild on a regular basis.

Below are a few shots.

Despite my familiarity with these creatures  I was happy to have 
the surprise of photographing my first white Echidna

I Include a link to their website HERE should you wish to visit this small though interesting wildlife park.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Kickboxing Kangaroos

Today I was lucky enough to see a sparring match between two kangaroos.
The video below captured most of the action and you should pay attention
to the first 4 to 10 seconds where an interaction between one of the opponents
and another kangaroo seem to spark the action that follows.

This video is available in higher resolution HERE

Many wallabies and kangaroo have been present in our area 
of late with this afternoons gathering one of the largest with
over 15 kangaroos present in the mob.