Thursday, June 7, 2012

Don't mess with a BIG Roo

This big fellow was across the road from my house in my neighbors yard.
You wouldn't want to mess with him.
Just look at the muscles, and he eats mainly grass.
Hubby Ray and granddaughter Shiarny, didn't want to get too close.



Males are called Boomers, Jacks or Bucks.
If this one had stood up on his hind legs he would have been close to 6 foot.

This eastern Grey can jump up to nine metres (29 feet) in one bound, and can reach speeds of nearly 50 km/h (30 mph). 


24 comments:

  1. What a very large one! I would not like to see him in my garden. Great pictures.

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    1. Its a good thing they have no dogs,the kangaroo would kill it.

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  2. Wow! That is a great photo. Definitely not anything we'll see here in Arkansas. (That was a cute comment on my moo for tips post - too chicken...lol)

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  3. Dear Crystal, Wow! and Double Wow-Wow!

    Peace.

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  4. What a magnificent beast he is! Just look at all that power stored in his muscles. No, I wouldn't want to get into a fight with this fellow. ;P

    Thanks hon, I adore him!!
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  5. Okay does your hubby have a pony tail - cute. I would not want to get in a boxing match with one of them either. sandie

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  6. He looks amazingly strong- even those front legs. Are they naturally aggressive?

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    1. If they are wild as this one is, they are dangerous.

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  7. The roo is huge, I'd be staying this side of the hills Hoist too :))

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    1. He is a big one. We have many around here. He is one of the biggest.

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  8. And to think I get excited when I see a deer in my yard...Huge but fantastically beautiful.

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    1. I used to love to see the deer. their head side on, is similar to the roo.

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  9. So, are cartoon's correct when they depict the kangaroo sitting on his tail and thumping you with his legs? Do they become tame? Or, are they unpredictable? They are fascinating little animals.

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    1. They sit back on their tails and hind legs and punch OR they sit upright on their tail for balance and fight with their powerful legs. They can be tamed as can anything if got when young.Many of the males are over 6 feet, so are not small. The wallabies, and females are smaller.

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  10. Hi Crystal,
    Darn!! Double darn!! It's a very interesting post...
    I only watched them in movies or on TV. They look so cute.
    This one is a giant one, really super huge, like a super kangaroo.
    I would love to see them in person one day, perhaps, even adopt
    a wallabie along with some miniature ponies for my future farm
    back home in the States.
    Paul was telling me that people should use PRIVATE FENCES
    in their backyards, in order to protect themselves from all
    sort of incoming things...
    I was expecting to see the Frazer Island, as you were telling
    me in your last note. Thank you for your kind reply!!
    Thanks, Crystal for sharing your amazing world with us!!
    I like Ray's pony-tail. Paul used that a few years ago.
    Have a blessed day!!
    Blessings,
    Starry.

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    1. Hello Starry. The roo's can jump over a six foot fence.LOL
      No need to worry, we watch out for them..

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  11. 4 Love endures long and is patient and kind; love never is envious nor boils over with jealousy, is not boastful or vainglorious, does not display itself haughtily.
    5 It is not conceited (arrogant and inflated with pride); it is not rude (unmannerly) and does not act unbecomingly. Love (God’s love in us) does not insist on its own rights or its own way, for it is not self-seeking; it is not touchy or fretful or resentful; it takes no account of the evil done to it [it pays no attention to a suffered wrong].
    6 It does not rejoice at injustice and unrighteousness, but rejoices when right and truth prevail.
    7 Love bears up under anything and everything that comes, is ever ready to believe the best of every person, its hopes are fadeless under all circumstances, and it endures everything [without weakening].

    You are full of Gods love. When the enemy tries to smother that continue enduring & overcome.

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    1. Bless you sweet Shelly..The love verses say it all don't they. xxx

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  12. Wow, looks quite frightening, I didn't realise they were that big.

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    1. Yes, the Eastern Grey males where we live are big, the females smaller. There are a few different varieties and some are not as big. xx

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