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I'm sure Malgo will like this one.
Down beside the Murray River in Kosciuszko NP are areas that used to be grazing lad before the national park was created. The area is popular with kangaroos, in this case an Eastern Grey (Macropus giganteus). She has a joey in her pouch, a joey that looks like it is getting too big - just look at its legs sticking out. It might be getting close to being evicted from her pouch.
Just before mother saw me the joey was happily eating grass whilst still in the pouch.
The current population of Eastern Greys is about 7,000,000. They are not endangered and do less damage to pasture than sheep because they don't eat grass down to the roots.
Kangaroo meat (from Eastern Greys and the larger Red Kangaroos) is fairly popular in Australia - it is reasonable priced and has the lowest fat content of any meat - just 1%.

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Additional Photos by Ian Fegent (ifege) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4021 W: 102 N: 11523] (47957)
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