Hi guys Well today i noticed the Roos were not in the street as i went out to the shops..so when i returned from the shops i took a walk down to the dam. I could see a big mob in the neighbouring property..so as i walked down to take some pics i stopped as i noticed a fox was taking a casual stroll through the paddocks. I sat down and started to take some pics..i was watching the Roos watching the fox.. I must admit that they are really a beautiful looking creature but sadly they are also quite brutal..of course it is there nature and it is the way they survive..but any farmer can tell you the devastation they cause. I myself have seen it when we had chickens at our old house..they kill as many as possible with the intent of coming back for them..they seldom do. And they do not stop at chickens or rabbits but also lambs and i think it would be fair to say joeys. So i watched waiting to see if the Roos would give the fox a hard time..seems apart from watching her they did nothing. It will be interesting to see if a Roo with a joey behaves differently..so i plan on keeping my eye out. I know foxes are hated by many people..and they are certainly not native to our country..being bought in by the colonists.but as with all creatures i try and see the beauty..knowing humans can be pretty brutal also. The second thing that struck me as i took pics was that i spotted a lone Roo..he did not see me for awhile and i actually almost missed seeing him. He was grazing alone but not too far from the others…when i looked at the pictures on my computer i could see he has a tattered ear maybe from boxing with others or from fences…clearly healed up so not a recent injury..i also noticed he was looking a bit thinnish ..his ribs a bit more pronounced than usual for a Roo. Perhaps the harsh summer has meant less feed for him ..when i zoomed in i could see his lashes were quite thick and not so much sweeping upwards..he looks to be a boy who maybe has been trying to start out on his own …i will keep an eye on him and if i feel he gets thinner i will call a rescue to see if they can check him out..he appeared very bright and uninjured and was grazing and quite content..i guess living on the land can age us all..i feel for this sweet roo…i have called him Shaggy due to his shaggy ear…..he will be easy to spot by them . So please enjoy my time at the dam..which as you will see is almost a puddle..and i hope you can appreciate the beauty of the fox……despite her reputation.. Hugs Fozziemum
Here comes the fox see the Roos posture at first
Then decides this warrants further investigation
Fox using the now uncovered tyres in the dam as a pontoon
Having a drink
Wonder if she is admiring her reflection?
Clearly not at all worried about me
Showing those teeth
We all get an itch
A sweet boy
Yep..like i said we all get an itch!
He has seen me
Now he is smelling the air..is it me or the fox he is smelling?
He stands when i move..keen to show he is alert and aware of my movements
Whenever I drive down my drive way I am on full alert..when a mob of roos hop in front of you and then take off I always wait as there is usually one or two stragglers…this one could not work out which way to go..so I inched own the driveway as the roo kept watching me and the mob…working out how to get back with them..he was in the driveway next door where one day maybe someone will build..it has been cleared but still no sign of a home being built yet..eventually he hopped off back across our driveway and caught up with his mob 🙂
Please meet one of the newest little darlings to leave his mums pouch…today i was in the kitchen cheering myself up by making a loaf of Sourdough Bread..as I was kneading the beast into submission I looked up and out the kitchen window to see the Ketchup Mob was hanging out behind the barn just up the driveway..i missed the chance to take pictures earlier as I had forgotten to put my SD card in my camera…yep sharp as a bowling ball me..anyway I thought they had gone as they hopped across the driveway as I cussed myself for missing the shots..
So I had taken to beating up this dough instead when I saw them..clearly they had crossed the driveway and then gone up the embankment and done a loop .this is about 30 metres or 100 feet away..
So I had the camera ready and crept outside to the end of the verandah where the kitchen end is..such gorgeous creatures..nibbling the sweet grass..having a scratch..i missed a great close up of a boxing match because a big gum tree blocked my view and then they took it behind the barn….dang…anyway was getting great shots of the Boomer..a healthy looking big boy who stared me down but I crouched down and stopped looking directly at him…as he slowly went back to nibbling the grass I slowly stood up…he stopped and was watching as were the rest of his mob but they felt no threat from me so it was back to grazing….so the big guy and his smaller female companion had me enthralled….and then SQUEEE out from behind the barn hopped this little guy..he was ALL legs and ALL tail ..his proportions look so funny and I imagine he is not long out of the pouch at all as he was more interested in the scenery than the grass! he was so tiny and when I zoomed in I noticed he has a small nick out of one of his ears…so..may I introduce to you all…..Nicky…and guess what..apart from me and hubby you are all the only people in the whole world who have ever seen him!! how special is that…
Big day my friends,i am trying to catch up and getting not much done hahahaa..I have been getting my crochet on which with four cats is no mean feat…all those balls of wool beggin for trouble…
I found a single bed tartan doona cover at a thrift shop for 5 dollars so the plan is to re do the pups bed covers…almost done…well kinda…
I have a big meeting tomorrow and am making little headway in the house cleaning department..
I did manage to make two delicious leek tomato and cheese quiches got my pastry hat on and whipped them up in no time..did my shopping…blegggh..had some road rage…got some pruning and weeding done played with the pooches and now it’s bedtime..
I leave you with a picture to help you relax for the day ..have a good one folks 🙂
Unbelievable I know!! I rushed to action…concerned I may scare it away…what a sighting!!
WHAT A SIGHTING
The Tabby cat bird is unaware I have crept up on it..she is a beauty!! The Tabby cat bird enjoys the company of other birds, it will frequent watering holes hoping to communicate with them. Well camoflagued it can often be unseen by the other birds it like to seek company with. .this leads to all sorts of problems as the other birds mistake it’s intentions when they see it suddenly and take flight.
The Tabby bird hence gets very little interaction with them…
Like all birds the Tabby cat bird also enjoys the garden.. and can often be seen flicking up the soil ..possibly looking for grubs…as it does so it leaves sweet little mounds all over the garden beds.
RARE AND MOST WELCOMED
Strangely these little mounds draw much interest and excitement from the canine population.. what is it that attracts them so…scientists still wonder at this (as do canine owners) ..what could it be????
I feel so blessed to have had this sighting ..what a beauty and what a welcome visitor to any garden…