brown snake = dead.ly.
Before we got out of the ute (remember what a ute is?) I asked Hyatt if he had his phone in case we encountered the aforeshown dead.ly. brown snake of Australia.
Answer. No. Cripes.
**I'm not scared of snakes - I'm scared of dying from a snakebite. Those are two completely different things. **
We proceeded to venture into the outback anyways because we were hoping to catch sight of some our favorite Australian animals - kangaroos, kookaburras and koalas. Like that?
We quietly walked through a forest/bush area (as quiet as we could be considering I was shooing invisible snakes away and hissing at Hyatt to slow down) when I spotted this:
See that? That's some sort of poop. Kangaroo poop, we hoped. Even though it's rather dry.
Continuing on we found this:
Clearly kangaroo track. Look at how they could be made from the jumping motion. **We have no idea if these are really tracks but they look kind of like them so we called it a win**
I found my favorite Australian bird hanging out in a tree nearby. I love his call.
While continuing to walk somewhat quietly through the bush - we saw more of this:
This looks waaaaaaay fresher and we must be getting close to something.
Next thing we know - jackpot.
If you look closely in the upper third of the picture, right in the center - that's a kangaroo bounding away.
And this guy is a wallaby - notice how he's darker and carries himself lower than kangaroos?
I found one more interesting specimen in the bush...
He hates it when I get camera happy.
All in all, the walkabout was successful. Sighted two of my fave Aussie animals. No snakes. No snakebites. Great day :)
See you tomorrow,
~ Buzzard ~