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I played golf (not very well though) at a fundraising day for the Australian Rotary Health Research Fund today and the golf course was littered with kangaroos - I would have seen close to 100 of them as they watched us play or they bounded along the fairway.
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:iconlrmhamilton:
LRMHamilton Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
:lmao: I wouldn't want to play golf there; I'd be too afraid to hit one of them on the head!
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:iconfireflyphotosaust:
FireflyPhotosAust Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2010  Professional Photographer
I think that they are quite used to the golfers now and probably keep and eye out for the golf balls heading their way:-)
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LRMHamilton Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
I hope so:D
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JoyfulColor Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2010
Nice Roo shot. Trust you to get one that is this well composed. :nod:
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:iconfireflyphotosaust:
FireflyPhotosAust Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thank you Michelle:D
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zzzSoleyeszzz Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2010   Artist
The golf course at HMAS Creswell looks just like this. In fact, the kangaroos even help you park your car when you visit. :rofl:
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FireflyPhotosAust Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2010  Professional Photographer
There were over 100 on this golf course, is it the same down there?
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:iconzzzsoleyeszzz:
zzzSoleyeszzz Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2010   Artist
Yes it is. They even have to be removed from time to time from the parade ground before it is used....but they add to the character of such an idyllic setting at HMAS Creswell. :D
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MC-blue Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2010
Lovely :love:
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:iconfireflyphotosaust:
FireflyPhotosAust Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thank you Martina:-)
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mstargazer Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2010   Photographer
OMG at first I thought this was a joke. I really didn't expect to see these on golf courses.. insane!!
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:iconfireflyphotosaust:
FireflyPhotosAust Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2010  Professional Photographer
I would have seen at least 100 of them on the day and within say 5 or 6 metres from me.
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:iconmstargazer:
mstargazer Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2010   Photographer
I am glad you are preparing me s-l-o-w-l-y.. ha ha.. I am sooooooooooooooo not ready for Oz :heart:
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FireflyPhotosAust Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2010  Professional Photographer
Hasn't your friend told you about the kangaroos that live in his street?
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mstargazer Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2010   Photographer
ha ha I just asked him about your picture . he said sure.. his dad's golf course has koala and snakes..NICE country you guys have ha ha. can't wait to show my boys these pictures ha ha..
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FireflyPhotosAust Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2010  Professional Photographer
Snakes are quite common on golf course. I saw one at the clubhouse on the verandah at the last course that I played at - it was only a young red bellied black snake.
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mstargazer Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2010   Photographer
but none are poisonous correct? Regardless of the sterotypes, I am not afraid of snakes.. clowns yes. snakes no :no: ha ha
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FireflyPhotosAust Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2010  Professional Photographer
We have lots of poisonous snakes - I treat them all as being poisonous as it is safer that way.

Why are so many people afraid of clowns?
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Alzbettta Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2010
They are fascinating and very funny from the safety of my room! :D
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FireflyPhotosAust Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2010  Professional Photographer
They may look cute but they can be dangerous:-)
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Alzbettta Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2010
I know, I read the comments above. :-) But the imagine of people playing golf and these funny creatures gazing curiously at them just makes me laugh! :D
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Dontheunsane Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2010
They can become quite a serious problem, look cute and cuddly but try a big buck when there are females in season around - they sometimes look on people as rivals.
Then there are times where their sheer numbers make golfing difficult because they won't move for anything. At least we don't have the carniverous ones any more.
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FireflyPhotosAust Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2010  Professional Photographer
They were quite a few with joeys around and the males didn't seem overly friendly.
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Dontheunsane Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2010
They can get quite aggressive and people have been seriously injured by these cute cuddly looking animals. Even apparently tame ones have caused injury when they have been in a mating mood.
People see cute and cuddly and forget they are a wild animal and even tame ones are still governed by built in behavioural patterns.
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Aussie-Blonde Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2010
Theyre real cute!!
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:iconfireflyphotosaust:
FireflyPhotosAust Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2010  Professional Photographer
I'll send them over to you:D
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Aussie-Blonde Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2010
no no no no no no no, we have our own over here, theyre everywhere!!
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Sun-Seeker Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2010
First Elgarbo with the clone tool and his sheep now you are cloning roo's... hehheh
I could have used your nice lens this am as these blokes and shelias were all over the shop at lake George.
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FireflyPhotosAust Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2010  Professional Photographer
I used have used the erase tool on the golf course:D
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lori77 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2010
Great shot, real posers. Well done!
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:iconfireflyphotosaust:
FireflyPhotosAust Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thank you Lori:-)
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chrisntheboat Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Four!,,,,,I mean 5!!!! wow do they get the balls? I would be worried about being kicked by one of them...:)
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FireflyPhotosAust Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2010  Professional Photographer
One golfer did get attacked by one yesterday!
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chrisntheboat Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:wow:!!!!!!!!!!!
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FireflyPhotosAust Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2010  Professional Photographer
I'd say that he probably asked for it by trying to get too close - a lot of them had joeys. The only part of him that got hurt was his pride:-)
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chrisntheboat Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
stay away from the moms:)
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obsessedwithyanni Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2010
Wow! We have a ton of golf courses in Florida but no Kangaroos!! Alligators, maybe, but no kangaroos! Isn't it funny how you can think of that as a common occurance and it is like a miracle to me. Ha! Thanks for upsetting my narrow like world view for a moment. It was fun.
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FireflyPhotosAust Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2010  Professional Photographer
I would much prefer kangaroos then alligators:D

You do see a few of them around once you leave the Sydney area.
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akito-ash Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2010
lol this is so cute^^ i would love to see a kangaroo one day^^
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FireflyPhotosAust Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2010  Professional Photographer
We have plenty of them here:D
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Photos-By-Michelle Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2010   Photographer
We have a similar problem but with deer: [link]

It is so cute to see Kangaroos !!
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FireflyPhotosAust Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2010  Professional Photographer
Do they ever attack anyone? One of the golfers was attacked by a kangaroo yesterday but he probably went too close to them.
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Photos-By-Michelle Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2010   Photographer
Deers tend to run away from people .. unless you have food in your hands then once they are not scared they will come to you.
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SkittleBittle Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2010  Hobbyist
Just don't give one of them a golf club. They might chase...err, hop after you w/it. =D
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FireflyPhotosAust Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2010  Professional Photographer
They can be dangerous enough without golf clubs:-)
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SkittleBittle Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2010  Hobbyist
Just don't let them snatch you away. =D
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FireflyPhotosAust Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2010  Professional Photographer
I won't:-)
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Hiroe-san Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2010
I just got this mental image of kangaroos playing golf. Maybe they were watching you so they could learn how to play and then they have their own golf competitions at night.. :D
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FireflyPhotosAust Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2010  Professional Photographer
You could be on to something:D
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Hiroe-san Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2010
:D
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