When we arrived in Perth, I think we expected to see Kangaroos all over the place, wandering around the land beside the airport… in empty spaces, in parks. We were very disappointed not to find any at all 😦
Our friends told us that they see them from time to time, just wandering around, a bit like the way we find deer and rabbits in this country… apparently they are everywhere…. but we couldn’t see any.
When we got to Melbourne we were sure we would see some, my relatives live in the suburbs, but despite a few walks and drives around we didn’t see one
It began to dawn on us that Kangaroos might be one massive Australian myth, Like Koalas, invented to sell a lot of furry toys & keep the tourists coming!
As we started out on our road trip to Sydney we kept seeing road signs warning us of Kangaroos, a bit like the ones in the UK warning of Cattle, or Frogs, so I kept my eyes peeled on the rolling countryside. By the end of our first day travelling we hadn’t seen a single kangaroo, and were beginning to get worried! We had been in Australia 8 days and no Kangaroos seen Anywhere! We were beginning to be convinced that they were the figment of some mad Australian’s imagination.
Tired and dejected we decided to go for dinner in the local golf club in Mallacoota. Driving into the golf club i suddenly glimpsed something out of the corner of my eye! STOP!! I yelled… I had seen a huge field of rabbits…. or a field of HUGE rabbits… No! They were kangaroos! Almost 50 of them… just lolloping about on the golf course in the evening sun just like rabbits would….
Here’s a few of the hundreds of photos of the roos we took… including one with us to prove we really were there!
Now… to find some Koalas!
Michelle… have fun picking a picture (or two) for this week’s challenge 🙂