This photo touched my heart and I felt I had to share it with you guys.
The photo was sent to me from friends during the recent evacuation of Theodore, a small country town in Queensland, Australia, which felt the full brunt of the recent floods.
Animal losses were high during the floods with farmers losing livestock, and wild animals were no exception – many got washed away and drowned – but these guys got lucky.
Under normal circumstances a kangaroo would take a swipe at a human and could easily tear him to pieces with his long, strong claws. The feet and tail are even more powerful and dangerous.
So you can imagine how hard it would be to get wild kangaroos into, and then sit, in a boat under normal circumstances . . . this is not a sight you will see
often . . . but then, these were not normal circumstances.
These ‘roos willingly accepted human help and were quite happy to hitch a ride
to dry land. Better than the alternative.
I think even wild animals recognize when a human is trying to help them.