Weekend Snapshot – Kangaroos in Donnelly River, WA

The hamlet of Donnelly River, Western Australia is a ghost town during its off season. A couple dozen little wooden houses line a small gravel road leading the way to a mill which was closed in 1978, a move that caused residents of Donnelly River to abandon the town. I was told that during warm weather months its small houses serve as vacation homes. But during September while I was there, its only residents were Australia’s favorite animal – kangaroos. Here’s a mother and child I met while strolling through this silent ghost town.

Baby kangaroo peers out of its mother's pouch in Donnelly River, WA

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  1. Chelsea says:

    Great photo! I love kangaroos. I saw one by the side of the road when I was in Australia a few years ago, which was great!

  2. Sabina says:

    Thanks, Chelsea. I love them too. I was so happy that the mother let me get so close!

  3. I Never seen them … in real. Sabina your encounter to that ghost land was great and interesting too,i visited that page too .. Great !!
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  4. Sabina says:

    Sheril, you should definitely make it a point to experience kangaroos some day. These were so tame you could pet them. It was just tremendous. :)

  5. Sophie says:

    Love kangaroos. Such beautiful creatures :)

  6. Steve says:

    I love Kangaroos. This photo made me smile :) It would be great to see one in the wild.
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  7. Sabina says:

    They were far more adorable than I’d imagined they would be.

  8. Sabina says:

    They were just hopping and lying all over the place, and it was obvious they were used to people because you could pet them. It was tremendous.

  9. Red Nomad OZ says:

    Did you know young kangaroos are called ‘joeys’?? Don’t ask me why …

    Great shot!!
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  10. Sabina says:

    Hi – I did actually know that. I was so happy to be able to get so close to the little Joeys. :)

  11. Rhys says:

    Hi, Sabina. I just got back from a weekend in Donnelly River with my friends. I only live three hours north though, so we go often enough.
    I just searched the tag Donnelly River and found your blog. :)
    Also, that’s a lovely photo, thank you for sharing it. The kangaroos are fantastic.
    There is more photos of Donnelly on my blog- throwlights.blogspot.com
    It was raining a bit, so we didn’t get a whole lot of camera time with the animals, but please feel free to check out what I posted. :)


  12. Sabina says:

    Hi Rhys, thanks for writing! I will definitely check out your blog. You’re so fortunate, getting to go play with kangaroos whenever you want :)

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