For my first post on wildlife I'd love to share some photos of one of our garden visitors that we get to see almost every day of the year .... the Agile Wallaby - Macropus agilis. I lovingly refer to them as 'my lawnmowers' because they spend a lot of time grazing around my property. My granddaughter always calls them the 'Agile Wobblies!' ... much cuter!
The Agile Wallaby is a medium sized wallaby. They are a common sight down the east coast of Queensland.
They have light sandy brown hair with paler hair underneath, a pale cheek stripe and light stripe on the thigh. The edges of the ears are black.
They live in small social groups and can often be seen feeding out in the open in the late afternoon or early morning.
We see a lot of mother Agile wallabies with their joeys...
and the little ones are just adorable! They usually stay with their mother for the first twelve months of their lives.
Some stay far too long ... this little one was almost the same size as its mother and looked like a bit of a burden to carry! The wonders of a mother's love!