Thursday, 24 February 2011

Alpha ready for any beta

Eastern Grey Kangaroos Macropus giganteus giganteus keep in family groups with a dominant alpha male claiming mating rights for as many females as he can keep under control. This is the alpha male, with one of his females,who had is family grazing on one of the areas of slashed grass on the property. Unlike the wallabies that tend to have a varied diet of plants , the kangaroos are basically grass feeders. The numbers in our area have rapidly grown  as more of the small acreages keep much of their property mowed increasing the available food and large numbers can be seen on a daily basis in the local district. The main cause of death before old age is generally road kill as they are unpredictable near roads and will often jump into the path of a vehicle.

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