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One zonked out roo...


Mez

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A successful release for one very lucky Eastern Grey Kangaroo today. Found himself in the back garden of a property in Croydon North. (I wouldn't call it even semi rural so this poor boy was well and truly displaced)

Anyway managed to get someone to dart him - and I transported him to a more suitable area. Four hours later, I call the darter as it was taking too long. Turns out he gave the poor fella the amount for a 50kg roo, he was about half that size. He was even snoring in the back of the car on the way up. Anyway so glad it wasn't a stinker of a day here today, I stayed on with him until he could balance himself and get himself up into the bush land. 

A happy ending for him and a very happy ending for me as 90% of the kangaroo cases I have attended to, haven't been happy endings so to end the new year with this buddy going back into the wild restores my enthusiasm in rescuing and sends a positive message that it is all worth it in the end. 

Learned a lot of lessons today, was told that if you do a rescue in which you don't learn something new, then its probably best to more on and do something different. I certainly have a lot to learn.

1:- Pack a chair

2:- Pack a good book

3:- Pack food and drink

4:- Pack sun screen

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That's awesome work!!! The world needs more people like you.

We had an intruder the 2 weeks before Christmas when we woke at 5.00am to the upheaval in our courtyard. The dog was going ballistic, as a joey had got over the pool fence and had been into the pool. It's a 5 foot brick fence so he must have been chased to get into there. Luckily our dog was still secured the other side of the steel fencing.

He was exhausted and we let him rest up for a few hours by our pool and I later released him and away he went. We are lucky to live on a 28 acre scrubby semi rural property.

Our dog couldn't have cared less when I later released the roo. Loey our dog just toddled back to our house and laid down in my shed.

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Beautiful little fella - Looks like a Western Grey, probably last year's joey. Would still be hanging around Mum but have that independence to wonder off. I bet he got in trouble when he got home to Mum. "Your grounded my boy!" 

Great photos @Chook.

Number one on my list to do in my life - I can't really call it a bucket list as I can only think of a couple of things, is to see the mobs in central Australia by helicopter. That would be a dream come true for me!

See you in a couple of weeks my friend :)

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Don't need to go to central Australia!!!

Within 20 minutes drive of Esperance I can show you mobs of 1 to 200 on farmland along the boundaries of the national parks.

We mainly get grey's. Need to be further north (150kms or so) before you start to see red's. We have a big community of brush-tail wallabies on our farm and they are really quite.

I'll see if I can find some pics, of my time in my mates helicopter over the parks. It will blow you away with the roo numbers. They are controlled here to retain a balance by Department of Parks and Wildlife. 

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