Remember yesterday when I told you how much I LOVE kangaroos? I wasn’t kidding!
When Ben and I first started dating and I found out his family owned a farm in Australia all I really wanted to know was if there were kangaroos there… the answer is yes!
No, they don’t raise roos or anything like that (wouldn’t that be cool?!), but kangaroos in that part of the country
run hop free from paddock to paddock and can be spotted all over the place! Being the overly American tourist living in Australia I can’t help but want to find a kangaroo every time I am on the farm! Searching for roos also makes the five hour drive to the farm much more enjoyable.
The last time we went to the farm Ben, his dad, and I went looking for roos three times and didn’t find a single one. On the last day we went out one more time, hopeful that we would find at least one… what we got, was so much more than that!
Typically, kangaroos are afraid of people and within a certain distance they get nervous and will hop away, the ones we found this day were not afraid of us and we were able to get really close to them while they were eating their dinner.
Kangaroos travel in packs, so when you have spotted one, chances are you have spotted a group of four or more! While the kangaroos are eating, one roo will keep watch while the others eat, if he feels threatened he will signal to the others, and they will all pop up and hop away. It’s honestly the coolest thing to see them hop across a path or off into the field.
I know I have lived in Australia for three months now, and taken a few other trips out there prior to my move, but if there is one thing I will never get sick of, it’s searching for kangaroos! I will always be a tourist!