Trailblazers

Another path to follow

Often, when I wander through our local patch of Scrub, I encounter kangaroos.
The kangaroos there aren’t particularly tame:
alerted to my presence several metres away, they go still, ears erect.
We stare at each other respectfully — at least on my part — and, yes, cautiously.
And then they bound away.
Sometimes, though, I am only aware of their presence by the hints they leave behind.

Kangaroo footprint near the entrance to the Scrub
Kangaroo footprint near the entrance to the Scrub

Somehow, these kangaroos co-exist with us and our lives
while still treading their own paths.

Kangaroo path through the scrub
Kangaroo path through the scrub

I feel honoured to cross their path from time to time.

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2 thoughts on “Trailblazers

  1. 🙂 Fun to see a kangaroo paw print. The closest we have to this are deer paths through the woods. It is amazing that they manage to live around us, adapting to us as opposed to we adapting to them.

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