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Agile Wallabies On Show.

Saturday, 05 May 12 Sunny 27°C / 81°F

Here’s a little collection of short video clips that I’ve taken in the last couple of days.

The first shows a very young joey grooming itself while sitting inside the comfort and safety of its mother’s pouch. You can tell this is quite a young joey as it doesn’t have much fur yet, and looks quite bald.

Young Agile Wallaby Joey Grooming

Here’s a couple of adolescent male Agile Wallabies having a bit of a sparring competition. It’s nothing serious though. They’re just practising.

Young Agile Wallabies Sparring

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  • anelson

    anelson wrote:

    That’s a treat to see! Do these come into your yard?

    Posted on 06 May 12 (about 2 years ago)

  • Bernieh

    Bernieh wrote:

    Yes Anelson, the wallabies wander around our property every day. As our house is sit into the hillside here, half of it is double storey and we can sit up on the verandah watching the wallaby antics every day without really disturbing them. Of course when we wander around the property they will jump away. Thankfully they don’t do too much damage as they mostly just graze on the grass. Last year was the exception though in over ten years of living here, as I had wallabies munching on quite a number of plants, even those in the protected courtyard at the back of the house.

    Posted on 06 May 12 (about 2 years ago)

  • Tralamander

    Tralamander wrote:

    Awwwwww! Brilliant videos and photos… You’re so lucky to have these guys bouncing about. They’re adorable.
    Here we have a few colonies of Red-necked wallabies, but only a few, and I’ve not seen them yet.
    Do you see many kangaroos where you are? :)

    Posted on 06 May 12 (about 2 years ago)

  • Bernieh

    Bernieh wrote:

    Tralamander, no we don’t see Kangaroos around here … well apart from the ones that live in the animal sanctuary down the road. The bushland here is only home to the Agile Wallaby. It’s amazing to think you have colonies of Red-Necks there.

    Posted on 06 May 12 (about 2 years ago)

  • orientallily

    orientallily wrote:

    HE’S ADORABLE!!!

    Thanks so much for sharing the picture.

    Posted on 06 May 12 (about 2 years ago)

  • Bernieh

    Bernieh wrote:

    You’re most welcome Orientallily.

    Posted on 06 May 12 (about 2 years ago)

  • LillyPilly

    LillyPilly wrote:

    Love the ‘boys being boys’, too cute.

    Posted on 07 May 12 (about 2 years ago)

  • Bernieh

    Bernieh wrote:

    LillyPilly, when the bigger boys get serious, it’s really serious! I haven’t managed to get a clip of that yet as they race around like mad things. I wouldn’t want to get in their way when they having a power struggle though!

    Posted on 07 May 12 (about 2 years ago)

  • rosemarieGardener

    rosemarieGardener wrote:

    Such cuteness and merely grass grazers! I’ll trade you my deer for a few of these fellows.

    Posted on 08 May 12 (about 2 years ago)

  • angophora

    angophora wrote:

    We have them around the area… but they keep ‘running into the cars’… so every day as you drive….you pass them, dead. Wish the drivers would be more considerate… same with the Possums, wombats and koala’s…. Foxes…well theyr’e worth money… there is a bounty here for them! Great filming… The sparring Wallabies reminded me of why we used to call the Kangaroo’s “Boxing Kangaroo’s” … and of course all the Wallabies and Kangaroo’s do it….it’s just more common to see them sleeping, eating or fleeing away from intruders…. have you got any footage of Wallabies fleeing at full pelt? It’s stunning to watch!

    Posted on 08 May 12 (about 2 years ago)

  • Bernieh

    Bernieh wrote:

    RoemarieGardener, the wallabies have been mostly grass grazers, but last year they moved onto a lot of my garden plants. I’m not entirely sure why, but this year they have stuck to the grass as they did in all the previous years we lived here.

    Posted on 09 May 12 (about 2 years ago)

  • Bernieh

    Bernieh wrote:

    Angophora, yes when we drive into work there are often dead wallabies, possums and birds on the roads around here. The carnage of wallabies subsides a little when they’ve got good food supply during the wet season, but when the dry reaches its six or seventh month we do have a lot more wallabies around the properties here and many of them get run down.

    No footage of wallabies fleeing. It tends to happen when I’m driving in after work and usually when I don’t have my camera! I agree it can be quite funny to watch, and sometimes a little distressing as they try to jump the barbed fence in a hurry instead of creeping under it as they usually do!

    Posted on 09 May 12 (about 2 years ago)

  • angophora

    angophora wrote:

    Must admit I have seen a dead in barbed wire entaglements….not nice…barbed wire is a curse!

    Posted on 11 May 12 (about 2 years ago)

  • Bernieh

    Bernieh wrote:

    Yes I do agree. The strand of barbed wire fencing was added along the top of the wire fencing on this property long before we arrived here, and usually it doesn’t cause any problem. That is of course until startled wallabies try jumping over it instead of hopping along to one of the sections where they can crawl under it.

    Posted on 11 May 12 (about 2 years ago)

  • flowerweaver

    flowerweaver wrote:

    They are very cute! And good to hear they don’t do much garden damage in most years. Thanks for sharing!

    Posted on 13 May 12 (about 2 years ago)

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