New Farm Park, Brisbane

Friday, October 16, 2009

Cute But Unwelcome Visitor

We are having very dry ,warm,windy weather. Outside is like standing in front of a giant hairdryer. The garden is shrivelling up and crying out for water. The forest grasses have dried out and died so the wallabies (small species of kangaroo) come into suburban gardens and eat the green plants. They especially like new shoots and young plants that I am lovingly trying to keep alive with the little water that we are allowed to use. So as cute as they are I don't like them eating my plants that are already struggling to survive but I let them because that's nature.

Mmmmmmm this one is pretty good.

The grass looks greener over there.

Just a few chomps on the new gazania first.

This is a bit short and dry.

Better be off here comes human (with camera).

23 comments:

  1. Hi Diane,
    When I lived in Canberra, near Canberra Nature Park,at night the wallabies were coming to get food in my garden.
    I liked the breakfast of the birds.
    Have a happy weekend.

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  2. Nice pictures. Very odd to see them wandering about. Not only are people having a hard time but so do the animals. I guess we all are living in a feast or famine. Hopefully more of the feast. The key is to help one another.
    Have a great weekend.
    DF

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  3. Okay..I always get it confused. Do you have winter when we have summer or is it autumn when we have spring or winter when we have autumn or is it your fall and our autumn or vise-versa and SOMEBODY STOP MEEEEEEEEEE.

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  4. How cute ! I would prefer them by far eathing my plants then these ugly snails I had this year which ate them all !
    If you put some water out, would they come to dring ? Maybe they are only thirsty ?

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  5. Hi Diane, Wow---that little kangaroo is so cute... But I know what you mean when you say he's unwelcome. We feel the same way about Chipmunks and Squirrels... Cute but no welcome!!!!

    Come up this way and we'll give you LOTS of rain!!!
    Hugs,
    Betsy--on my laptop, on the road to Florida

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  6. That's so good of you to let the wild critters eat your green plants. The poor things must be so hungry. I wish the coyotes would come eat my leaves instead of the chickens. hee, hee

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  7. I would be torn if this little fellow were to visit my garden. He is such a lovely looker! But I would not want a mouthful taken out of my gazanias quite so wantonly!!

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  8. Diane, your wallaby is so cute! What a neat critter to hav ein your yard. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. Yes, very cute, but a menace in the garden. The little chipmunk that got into my house was cute too, but I don't want him eating my potatoes!

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  10. Ohhh, I would be so happy having these little creatures running in my garden -- if I had a garden that is. These are adorable!

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  11. Amazing that we live in the same country but the weather is so different...We have had so much rain the dams here are overflowing and what makes it worse is the run off is all going out to sea.....
    I had a visitor myself..Quite different to yours....

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  12. I admire your willingness to help these creatures survive through a drought. I would do the same.

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  13. Yikes, and I thought squirrels and groundhogs were bad!

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  14. They are cute, but I understand that they're also a nuisance in the garden. Our white-tailed deer are much the same. Lovely and fun to watch them play, not so much fun to find the flowers chewed down to the ground.

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  15. Love your sense of humor! You are a good sport also. Thanks for the photos also. It is always good to see what is happening in other parts of the world.

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  16. Oh my good-ness! I just realized that the two people in the photo above are you and your husband. How long have I been coming here and not realized. That is a sweet picture of the two of you and I love the adventures you allow us to come along with you on. Blessings Diane.

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  17. Great photos and the animals are hungry...I have the introduced hares along with the smaller Australian marsupials, no wallabies or kangaroos whom I love and can do me no damage perhaps because my garden has already gone awol ...had a human visitor a few days ago and said look "giant hares" and I realized they are, giant hares, as many generations over several years eating the horse feed ....he he...what is jugged hare!!!never

    lizzie b.

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  18. Now if you could just train him to leave the plants alone but eat the lawn at regular intervals, you would have the perfect garden helper, and think what a saving it would be on mower fuel....lol.

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  19. Great shots!! But I undestand you prefer to see them away... ;))

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  20. Whoa! How tall do they get and are they confrontational? Be careful! But it is exciting to see :-)

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  21. What a cute wallaby, he does look hungry. I love having animals in my yard and if they want a nibble from my garden that's fine. Like you said Diane, it's nature's way.

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  22. He's sooo cute! Is that Fat-But again? hehehe.

    Saw my first squirrel in the garden today busy burying nuts; he knows winter is coming!

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  23. Diane.....Lovely photos of your furry friend. He knows "the old girl" won't harm him.

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