Hop hop hopping

Roos in the wilderness near Seymour

I put on my political activist’s hat over the weekend, up at Seymour for a junket/love-in/planning weekend. Actually, it can’t have been a junket because we paid for most of the costs. Anyway we were up at this groovy place in the wilderness somewhere outside Seymour (far enough from Puckapunyal
that we couldn’t hear any gunfire), and what was interesting was that there were lots of kangaroos hopping around outside.

This is enormously refreshing for me, as I usually see roos in zoos. And in zoos, they’re usually quite tame, they’re not nervous at all, and have an air of laziness. They don’t do anything. They just lie in the shade, and you can see all the zoo visitors, especially the tourists who have come halfway across the planet to see a kangaroo do its thing, thinking "get up and hop you bastard".

These ones were calm, but active. And they got very nervous and active if anybody came towards them. Or if they felt like it. And they’d all go hopping around like kangaroos do in the wild.

It was cool. That’s all I’m saying.

By Daniel Bowen

Transport blogger / campaigner and spokesperson for the Public Transport Users Association / professional geek.
Bunurong land, Melbourne, Australia.
Opinions on this blog are all mine.