Last Wednesday, just before leaving for tour the next day, we caught up with good friends the Downes Family one more time. We may start calling them our Kangaroo Friends, because they had us pile into the car again, as they did three years ago, in search of kangaroo.
This time, instead of the reservoir, we went to the scrub, where about 300 kangaroo were rumored to be hanging out. Andrew and Jacqui rang their son Joram, who was already out in the scrub with his friends, and asked him to meet us in the car park.
Jorem led us to the roos, and we were not disappointed. I'll let the pictures do the talking.
|Following the tracks|
|Me and Jacqui, tramping through a large clearing where we made our first roo sighting|
|Me and Andrew peering into the scrub, tracking the roos|
|A big one|
|Getting so close I could see its tongue|
|Creeping along the treeline, getting close to the group|
|Me and Graeme|
There were about a hundred out there that afternoon. As we drove back to Adelaide to meet our family for dinner, I questioned the validity of my previous post. Maybe roo sightings weren't as rare as I said they were. Graeme pointed out that we had to go in search of the roos in order to see them.
At dinner, we showed off the pictures and replayed the videos we took. Everyone seemed pretty interested, and I don't think they were just being polite. Malcolm, Graeme's brother, who is a counselor at a school in the Adelaide suburbs, said that half the students at his school would have never seen what we saw.
So, I feel relatively vindicated in my previous post, and really blessed to have enjoyed such a sighting. I hope you enjoyed the pictures.
Thanks Andrew, Jacqui, Joram, Letitia, and Jai!