Being watched

kangaroo.jpgOur family has been having an amazing time at the Baptist Camp in Serpentine over the past few days. Pauline and I have been camp mum and dad. Emily and James have been campers.

I left the campsite to head to work quite early this morning and as I drove towards the gate I noticed I was being watched. There was a very large kangaroo having breakfast on the sports oval.

The roo was looking directly at me. I stopped to watch him for a while. He watched me a little longer before bounding off, followed by another, smaller, kangaroo that I hadn’t spotted earlier.

I’m glad they headed off. I might have just sat and watched them for the rest of the day if they’d stayed there.

I know that they’re not suited to suburban back yards so I’ll never be able to have a kangaroo as a pet but they really are majestic animals. Being able to see roos so close to suburbia is just another reason that I love living in Australia.

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Rodney Olsen

Rodney is a husband, father, cyclist, blogger and podcaster from Perth Western Australia.

He previously worked in radio for about 25 years but these days he spends his time at Compassion Australia, working towards releasing children from poverty in Jesus' name.

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  • Let me share with you my Kangaroo story from when I visited Tennessee! We were at a petting zoo that had a Red Kangaroo. He was extremely friendly and people were reaching and petting him which he seemed to enjoy. I did as well. When I tried pulling my hand away he grabbed my arm and pulled it in to rub his chest and would lean his head back. It took about 10 minutes before I could finally get my arm away, LOL! That was pretty freaky, that Kangaroo was too friendly!

  • Kangaroos are a cool example of God’s creation, but boy do some of them have strong personalities! I like the greys, but have never been close to a red (and don’t intent to!!!)

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