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    Roos ain't always cuddly!

    Taken near our house fence in the paddocks, a joint effort by the two uccis.

    Now, about the cute, cuddly bit.

    These ones probably are....

    Roos ain't always cuddly!

    Roos ain't always cuddly!


    We called them cuddles and chuckles.


    These ones probably aren't so cuddly.....

    Roos ain't always cuddly!

    Roos ain't always cuddly!

    This pair we decided to stay well away from, especially #3 who was settling down in an attack mode. He wasn't all that friendly. And we we felt that with the claws on #4 we thought venturing too close within striking distance to him would be a foolish thing to do.


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    Re: Roos ain't always cuddly!

    #3 shows a roo in a manner I've never seen before - frightening.

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    Re: Roos ain't always cuddly!

    Fascinating ... from a sort-wildlife/learning point of view.

    As you may know, we don't get a lot of roos in Glenfarg! I never appreciated that they had claws on them like that one in #4 is displaying. And #3 makes an excellent job of showing what power and energy would be unleashed if it suddenly decided to take off towards you. Good ones.

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    Re: Roos ain't always cuddly!

    Good work Ken, it's rare to see them show their mean side. That Boomer is ready to kick some but.

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    Re: Roos ain't always cuddly!

    Ken, #3 was certainly carrying some serious attitude onboard.
    Great photo's 3 & 4 Think it was a smart move to give them some distance

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    Re: Roos ain't always cuddly!

    Love it Ken,
    Over here we always warn, if an animal is not a house pet beware of it, it is wild and unpredictable: keep a safe distance.
    Guess you don't keep Roo's as house pets?

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    Re: Roos ain't always cuddly!

    I like the funny pose in #3 and violent pose #4

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    Re: Roos ain't always cuddly!

    Interesting series. That's the beauty of this sort of forum, you learn things you otherwise wouldn't. The trouble is they look intelligent with it (are they?).

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    Re: Roos ain't always cuddly!

    Goodness, #3 certainly has a bodybuilder look to him! Quite intimidating! I always thought it was the legs and the tail you needed to watch out for, but those claws and muscles make me realize it's the whole package that's a worry.

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    Re: Roos ain't always cuddly!

    Thank you for sharing... All adorable. #3 for me.

    PS They all look very cuddly to me.

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    Re: Roos ain't always cuddly!

    Roos cuddly? I thought it was quite bizarr when I saw some American tv celebrity 'boxing' with a roo on his show. Once they get those short forearms around your neck, they lean back on their tails, and lift their powerful hindlegs up and slit you open from throat to belly. He probably would have been safer wrestling with a crocodile

    And only a year or so back, roos invaded some property and the males were bashing the owners. Experts had to be called in to deal with the situation.

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