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Mad Aussie
07-25-2010, 06:45 AM
Think Kangaroo ... but much smaller :)

This little Pademelon was on the Russell Falls track at Mt Field, Tasmania.
These are a little macropod of the marsupial family. About the size of a large house cat or basketball.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4116/4825857629_1993fd9507_o.jpg

Bambi
07-25-2010, 08:35 AM
so cute! do people have them as pets?

MoinMoin
07-25-2010, 08:58 AM
Think Kangaroo ... but much smaller

That's what I thought, MA. Very, very cute.

Iguanasan
07-25-2010, 10:03 AM
Very cute little creature and a very nice capture of him. Well done. :)

Marko
07-25-2010, 01:12 PM
way cute capture!

Mad Aussie
07-25-2010, 04:28 PM
Thanks gang :)

No Bambi ... I've never known anyone to have them as pets.

OWLP
07-25-2010, 11:26 PM
Great catch! Never heard of them before, are they rodents?

Mad Aussie
07-25-2010, 11:44 PM
Great catch! Never heard of them before, are they rodents?
No no. Read my first post ... I explain it there :)

OWLP
07-25-2010, 11:58 PM
No no. Read my first post ... I explain it there :)

Ok, just thought by the look of the face and the tail.

Mad Aussie
07-26-2010, 12:44 AM
Kangaroo's are usually thought of only with the two large ones most people see ... the Red and the Grey roo's. However, Wallabies are just a smaller species of roo and Pademelons are smaller again. We see Pademelons here in Qld as well ... I saw one yesterday while in the rain-forest above the Gold Coast. Very cute little guys and sometimes quite tolerant of people.

QuietOne
07-31-2010, 01:18 AM
Awww, he is a cute thing. Do people feed them the way some folks feed ducks and geese?

Mad Aussie
07-31-2010, 02:13 AM
Awww, he is a cute thing. Do people feed them the way some folks feed ducks and geese?
Occasionally there are Pademelons that will take food but usually they are too shy. But the slightly bigger Wallies can often be fed around picnic areas etc.