This is all I know from reader Amy, who found it on Facebook:
Kangaroo Joey was rescued from a forest fire. He’s learning to hop, hunt, and color co-ordinate his underwear.
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It’s moments like this that make me hope, despite our propensity for murder and mayhem, that there is some hope for the human species.
What an amazing mixture of the sublime and the ridiculous.
Very cute, but I doubt he’s learning to hunt, kangaroos being herbivores and all.
Learning to hunt herbs
It takes a lot of care and planning to sneak up on a plant.
I couldn’t do that when I was at this cute creature’s age 😉
Kangaroos are deadly hunters!
Have you ever heard of someone ambushed by one that lived to tell the tale?
Besides, Hypsiprymnodontidae (living and extinct) do this sort of thing more regularly than Macropus.
Sooooo cute. The bandages and undies must cramp his hoppin’ style🐾
Yeah right, we all fall for it. Turn it onto the other side and there will be a button-in- ear.
Thst’s not a Steiff Knopf-im-Ohr!
As someone who shares 250 acres of forest (“bush” in Australian language) with kangaroos and wallabies, I can confirm that they certainly do not hunt. Kangaroos normally eat exclusively grasses. Wallabies eat most anything including the garden if given the chance.
Our next door neighbors care for baby kangaroos, wallabies and wombats (joeys) orphaned when their mothers are killed in a car collision.
They are VERY cute, live in an artificial pouch made of blanket material, and require feedings of special formula multiple times a day. The little joeys get their backsides wiped by the carers after a feed just like their mother would do by licking them when they are living naturally.
The neighbors have raised probably >50 animals over the last 10 years, all which have been released back into the wild. They all have names and are recognized on sight by the neighbors when they come back for a small free feed of alpaca pellets.
This post is useless without pics! Hint! Hint!
Wonderful!!! Pellets= kibble,not poop, I presume?
Had me going, too. Alpaca pellets? No, must be an autocorrect error or something. Probably meant alfalfa pellets. Oh right, someone has pellet feed for alpacas, not made of alpacas.
Purina alpaca chow, perhaps?
Yes – Alpaca pellets are used to provide supplemental feed for kangaroos and wallabies.
Alpaca pellets are a commercial supplemental feed for Alpacas which are raised in Australia for their wool.
Great green gotchies!
so you know the expression gotchies/gutchies too?
Gaunchies, you mean? Never heard anyone say it but the kids at summer camp.
I don’t know my Disneyified characters all that well, but I think I see a number of Pooh characters on those shorts, but no Roo. If so, it would indicate an insufficiently-developed sense of ironing on the part of the staff….
Did you perhaps mean “irony”. 🙂
Autocomplete does really strange things to my posts at times.
On the other hand, anyone who saw my closet would immediately recognize that I too have an insufficiently-developed sense of ironing.
Perhaps the staff will be creased up if they take these comments on board?
Ben’s malaprops are intentional. 😉
At least, so I’d like all y’all to think….
Those can’t be Milne/Shepard/Disney characters, because Tigger is spelled incorrectly.
I noticed that too: Tiger not Tigger.
Oh, I don’t know, I think that your spelling checker’s staff have been doing a fine job on the “weird auto-correction” front.
The person who thought of putting “Pooh Poo pants” on a Roo wasn’t lacking in an irony sense either. Or poetics (“Poo-etics”?) either.
Ah…’twould seem you may have a wee bit more experience than I in the world of underage undergarments….
He needs underoos!
If you need to talk, he’s all ears.
All the better to listen to a long tail…
I suspect that this little fellow’s name isn’t Joey – joey is the term used for any baby kangaroo. So this is going to be merely a joey, along with all his friends from school, so to speak.
Definitely not a kangaroolet, although to be fair, that is a delightful coinage. 🙂
Yeh, they’re cute when they’re young, but when they grow up, watch out!
That cute kicker
Sure has great knickers
Off any socks