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Thread: A bit more of Australian wild life!!!

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    This is SO interesting. Thanks for sharing. I have always been curious about kangaroos. Do they bottle feed this joey?

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    My American grandaughter Katie, is a student at the University of Queensland Vet Medicine program. They care for so many animals, that are brought in because of an accident. The strangest was an Albatross who had been blown off course during a storm. Mostly they deal with Kangaroos and Koalas and occasionally a big snake. She loves it.
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    So cute-you have a good son, who looked for the mother glad he could be saved-I never saw a picture of a baby Joey-thank you for sharing-did they put him in another mother kangaroo pouch?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nell Dwyer View Post
    So cute-you have a good son, who looked for the mother glad he could be saved-I never saw a picture of a baby Joey-thank you for sharing-did they put him in another mother kangaroo pouch?
    No, they put them in really thick padded bags to make them feel like they're in the pouch, they have to be kept really warm and they bottle feed them. It's quite a job!!! We had one many many years ago my husband found near his dead mothers, it was a little larger, already had fur on it but I didn't get it to survive, I didn't have the right implements to keep him warm enough and it was in winter too. A girl-friend of mine got hers to survive but she made a pouch with an old electric blanket
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    Quote Originally Posted by coopah View Post
    Sweet little Joey! Your son deserves accolades for having the presence of mind to go check the adult kangaroo after an accident. Glad to hear your son is okay and that the joey survived. In the States, deer ARE a problem. We have two plastic gadgets that fit on the front grill of the vehicle. The air goes through them creating a sound not heard by humans, but it turns deer right around. They are called, "Whistlers." Wonder if there's anything that would help with kangaroos?
    I've heard of these whistlers in Germany, I think there might be something similar here for kangaroos, not sure, never really checked. The problem is that kangaroos can be on the road all year round not just in mating season like with deers. Although my husband who used to be on the roads a lot and also at night, observed that if the moon is increasing they tend to jump on the road, sometimes it's really like they want to commit suicide..... You see them sitting on the side and then they just jump in front of your car - most of the SUVs have bullbars in Australia, some normal cars too - and when the moon is decreasing then they tend to jump back into the bush when they see your lights. It's really strange....
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    Sad but nice ending. They tell you around PA and MD to keep gloves, box and blankets if you happen to hit a possum in the spring, she might have babies and you can take them to a rescue too.. Take care.

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