You can never see too many kangaroos. On previous trips we’ve seen dozens of them gracefully bounding across the empty outback. We’ve seen them hopping down Angaston’s main street and seen others basking in the morning sun in the vineyards that surround the village. We’ve petted their soft little muzzles in wildlife sanctuaries. We even visited a golf course outside of Melbourne where thousands of them gather every afternoon to nibble on the fairways. And later this year we’re flying to Alice Springs in the Northern Territory to visit a sanctuary where they rescue and raise orphaned joeys (baby kangaroos) before releasing them back into the wild.
But no matter how many times we’ve been Down Under and no matter how many kangaroos we’ve seen in the past, it’s always exciting to spot the first one on each trip.
The beauty we spotted today was just minding his own business, sitting alongside the road at the edge the bush about a hundred yards from the entrance to our hotel.