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Dopey animal!

Dopey animal!
Playing with ISO and a change from my recent snow images! One of several kangaroos seen on the street. At this stage I had to shout "SHOOO" to get it off the road, as the car (headlights from the right) approached.

appo-fam, Claudine Gaulier-Denis, Gudrun, Betty【ツ】 and 34 other people have particularly liked this photo

34 comments - The latest ones
 Don Sutherland
Don Sutherland club
Fantastic shot.
17 months ago.
 Pam J
Pam J club
17 months ago.
 Diana Australis
Diana Australis club
They are so silly. We live in the Adelaide hillls...rounded a corner one night to a giant whopper sitting smack in front of me, hooted, flashed lights, shouted...not a movement.started to creep around it and it kept moving with me..spent 5 mins on a dangerous bend waiting for it, or me, oir both, to be wiped ou!
17 months ago. Edited 17 months ago.
 Gillian Everett
Gillian Everett club
The wallabies seem to be more sensible. Great timing, George.
17 months ago.
 Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen club
Well spotted and taken.
17 months ago.
 Malik Raoulda
Malik Raoulda club
Superbe et belle rencontre ***** Bon dimamche.
17 months ago.
 Jeff Farley
Jeff Farley club
An excellent shot George. Thank you for posting to FFF.
17 months ago.
Cars and kangaroos don't go together well. Hit the road, Skippy.
17 months ago.
 William Sutherland
William Sutherland club
Remarkable capture!

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17 months ago.
Proxar club
Interesting shot!
17 months ago.
Jean club
Pheasants are the ones with least road sense in Scotland. They seem to have a death wish. I'm surprised there are any left for the shooters. The only large wild animals are deer and they are better. Loose domesticated animals like sheep and cows are thankfully rare. Neither will move for you and sheep are quite fond of lying down on the tarmac giving you a cold stare and daring you to move.
17 months ago.
 Amelia Heath
Amelia Heath club
Let me guess. There has been sudden global warming in Norway? No? LOL
Our dopey animals are mainly pheasants, as Jean said. I'm surprised that anyone pays to go on a shoot to bag a brace of them. I suppose it saves on the front bodywork of a car.
17 months ago.
 Rosalyn Hilborne
Rosalyn Hilborne club
Well, it stopped in a perfect place for you to get a good picture George! I love the curve in the road and the light! There are so many pheasants and partridges where my daughter lives, it really is surprising that I have managed to miss them so far.
17 months ago.
Nouchetdu38 club
No doubt, the picture was taken in Australia !!!!!************
17 months ago.
Berny club
not a good place to rest ;-)
17 months ago.
 Nora Caracci
Nora Caracci club
stunning and well spotted, but dangerous for him and for the cars !
17 months ago.
 Janet Brien
Janet Brien club
Oh dear...these guys give me a heart attack. With us it's turkeys in the road. Deer too. Please for the love of PETE would you get out of the road?! I've had to scare off tom turkeys because they thought the middle of the road was a great place for a stand-off and comparison of tail feathers. *shakes head*

Too many bad endings here, though in your case, it's warming to think about the rescue operations who raise the joeys from orphan situations. Doesn't make it any nicer that it happened in the first place though :(
17 months ago.
 Karen's Place
Karen's Place club
Such a fantastic scene. I'm glad you were there to help, George.

I love the lighting here.
17 months ago.
Xata club
Waw, an incredible scene. I remember over 20 years ago have same kind of situation with a fox, but no camera in the car that night. Nevertheless I keep it as a marvellous magical memory.
17 months ago.
╰☆☆June☆☆╮ club
Great shot, well done.
17 months ago.
 Rainer Blankermann
Rainer Blankermann club
Well captured. Great timing and a dangerous mood.
Have a beautiful week, George!
17 months ago.
RHH club
Wonderful photo. Hope it didn't get hit.
17 months ago.
tiabunna club
has replied to RHH club
Thanks, Ron. I'm glad to say that it skipped away to bounce back another time.
17 months ago.
RHH club
17 months ago.
RHH club
17 months ago.
Annemarie club
would love to see it wild
17 months ago.
Ecobird club
What an amazing sight George. We have had a bit of a stand off with a Highland cow but nothing like this.
17 months ago.
 John FitzGerald
John FitzGerald club
Fine composition. Everything in the right place.
17 months ago.
 Treasa Ui Cionaodha
Treasa Ui Cionaodha club
Great shot of this dopey Kangaroo.. Glad you got it off the road. Our wild dopey animals on the roads are fox. A Lot are killed at night mostly cubs.
17 months ago.
Alltagsradler Teltow club
has replied to Treasa Ui Cionaodha club
Du hast Recht, das Känguru ist wirklich dämlich: Wegen des Linksverkehrs in Australien, müsste es an dieser Stelle ja nach links schauen ...
17 months ago.
slgwv club
Not a usual sight around here! The road-hazard animals around here are the mustangs--wild horses. There's a herd locally that crosses the road down to the lake, and it can be dicey when they're trying to get across!
17 months ago.
Betty【ツ】 club
In France you sometimes meet cows or sheep on the road, but not in the city! An unusual encounter!
17 months ago.
tiabunna club
has replied to Betty【ツ】 club
This is not in a city, Betty, it's in a suburb of a small country town. These are there most nights.
17 months ago.
tiabunna club
Many thanks indeed, everyone. I very much appreciate your kind comments on my images, but I'm still time limited and hope you will understand me not replying individually.
17 months ago.

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