We’ve now spent three days driving around Western Australia and we’ve already seen lots of kangaroos, camels, emus, one dingo and a very strange lizard. Unfortunately, the little buggers refuse to pose for portraits.
This kangaroo was sitting right next to the road as we drove by. Of course, by the time Jamie got her camera out he had hopped about 100 feet away. (Yesterday we had to slam on the brakes to avoid hitting a mother and baby kangaroo that hopped across the road right in front of us.)
Look closely and you’ll see an emu in the center of the gum trees. He was standing in the open about 20 feet from the road, but by the time I got the car stopped and backed up he retreated into the trees. Pretty good camouflage, isn’t it?
We don’t have a clue what this reptile is, but he and a friend were sauntering across the road when we saw them. I know it’s tough to tell from the photo, but he was probably a foot long. We stopped to take photos and shoo him off the road to safety.