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Brush Tailed Rock Wallaby

While exploring the Boonoo Boonoo River recently I was privileged to spend some time watching this pair of Brush Tailed Rock Wallabies (Petrogale penicillata). Not far above the main pools that lie just above the falls I spied the little face poking above the rocks – it took about an hour to get close enough to get some close up photos but I think the time was well spent.

The photos below show the progression of getting closer and closer. The male (his anatomy makes it obvious) was somewhat curious and let me get up close but the female took off. The only photo of the female here is the first one where she is in the open and he is hiding behind the Lomandra in the shelter of a rock.

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For everything you ever wanted to know about these Rock Wallabies check out the page here.

I’d love to hear of any sightings you have had around Brisbane – the closest to me is a small group at Mount Greville. Comment below

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