Thursday, January 7, 2010

7. Boxing Kangaroos


Boxing Kangaroos
Originally uploaded by jjash2010
The boxing kangaroos were in my paddock this morning and again tonight. This photo was taken with my sony video with 60xoptical zoom. It was way down the back of our paddock probably 200metres away. I had trouble holding the camera still when I took the shot. I'll have to get a tripod.

These fellas were at least 7 feet tall or over 2 metres in metric. You wouldn't want to cross their paths as they can rip you to pieces with their claws. However from a distance they are wonderful to watch. They gracefully bound away and can jump over a 2 metre fence if needed. I have added a small piece of video so you can see some action.

Kangaroos are marsupials which are mammals with a pouch. Baby kangaroos are called joeys and a group of kangaroos is called a mob.


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2 comments:

  1. I like how the big one in the video uses his/her? tail for support when kicking. Someday, I'd like to see it in real life. 7 feet tall, wow!

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  2. Hi Kent,

    They use their tails quite often for balance it gives them a tripod base. The front paws are small and not used on the ground much at all.

    Cheers!

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