Pademelons

Greetings from Queensland, Australia. I am enjoying a week with my friends Craig and Daryl before heading to Sydney for a conference on medical cannabis. Yesterday we visited Mary Cairncross Reserve, a lovely place to walk and view native flora and fauna. We had the good luck to see a Pademelon. Not familiar with the creature? Well, no worries mate!  As usual our good friends at Wikipedia can help.

Pademelons are small marsupials of the genus Thylogale. They are usually found in forests. Pademelons are some of the smallest of the macropods. The name is a corruption of badimaliyan, from the Dharuk Aboriginal language of Port Jackson(Sydney region).

Pademelons, wallabies, and kangaroos are very alike in body structure, and the three names refer to the three different size groups. Besides their smaller size, pademelons can be distinguished from wallabies by their shorter, thicker, and sparsely haired tails. Like wallabies, they ambulate by hopping.

And here is a picture, although not one that I took.   Cute, right?  Well, I don’t travel with the kind of camera gear anymore that could help me capture that kind of picture. These days I travel with my iPhone XS, a phenomenal computer/camera.  And inspired by social media I am trying my hand at more videos.  So, I am proud to debut my first WordPress video post.  Not the best but my little Pademelon does have a cute butt.  😀