After this climatically difficult start to our summer here in Oz, the stories of bushfires, loss of vegetation and native animal lives abound.
On Monday morning, after weeks of drought, and then two days of refreshing rain a visitor came to our property.
He was the largest kangaroo I have ever seen. I was born in this state, yet, It was the first time I have seen a massive gray animal like this one. He stood looking at the house from 1/2 way up the hill behind it.. Occasionally, he would graze on the shoots of new green grass.
I was not quick enough to get a photo so had to do some on line research. This animal I saw was not only massive but had one completely pure white shoulder and paw and his stomach area was also pure white.
What I discovered was encouraging and brought Hope to my heart for the survival of this unique animal. He was beautiful!
It is an EASTERN GRAY KANGAROO. (its coat can vary from a rich deep gray to lighter tones and even patches of pure white.) Apparently through the years some folk have reported viewing pure white marsupials.
Although the photo above is not mine, it may give some small idea of what I actually saw. His white patches shone in the sunlight and I gave thanks to God for renewed Hope that perhaps our small property here can still be a refuge for many animal species.
Have a great day in all you are planning.