Lately I’ve been discovering a lot of cool blogs through Bloglovin. This morning I read a post about Heirisson Island, which just happens to be in the city where I live (o hai Perth). I’d link to it here but I can’t find it again >_<. I’d heard about Heirisson Island before but didn’t give it much thought as we passed through the area on the highway and it looked pretty desolate. However, the blog mentioned that it’s possible to spot wild kangaroos there so we spontaneously hopped (see what I did there) in the car and took a visit. Best. Decision. Ever.
|Look at that cheeky one eating toast! I found it on the ground, you’re definitely not allowed to bring food for them.|
After seeing these photos, I’m re-thinking my all-black wardrobe rule. I think this outfit looks kinda crappy. It’s my Sheglit dress from this post but I think when not worn “properly” (with petticoat etc) it makes me look fat. And with the cardigan I am just one big dark blob. Maybe I need more grey and white in my life.
Soo, if you’re not familiar with Perth, there’s a big pretty river running through the middle of it called the Swan River. On this river is a little island called Heirsson Island which is where the kangaroos are. It’s not really a proper island because there’s a highway connecting it to land on either side. I was so tempted to feed them despite the warnings as I thought it would be impossible to get close to them otherwise but in the end I resisted as Australia takes their wildlife seriously and I didn’t want to upset the little creatures’ tummies if I gave them the wrong thing. Luckily they come close to you if you pick grass to feed them so it’s not necessary.
I read on Tripadvisor that some people searched hours for the kangaroos. We were lucky and found them after about ten minutes. There were two, snacking on the grass.
Ohmygosh they are SO soft, it’s super dreamy. I was expecting their fur to be rough based on other similar animals that I’ve petted but no they’re soft and fuzzy.
Then as usual it deteriorated into selfie-taking. Here is the result.
|I make stupid faces when I am happy.|
|Oh my god Becky, look at that butt.|
They are so so so adorable. After getting up close with them, they’ve become one of my favourite animals (who am I kidding all animals are my favourite). They look a bit like rabbits around the facial area but they chew like sheep or cows. Oh, and of course hop like bunnies.
|They make these cute derpy faces with their tongues out.|
I can see why they are the shade of brown that they are now. It matches exactly with the bush here in Australia. I was lucky to spot them.
We left after about thirty minutes of petting, as the park is pretty isolated I felt slightly uneasy. Again, I’ve been reading too much /r/LetsNotMeet but I suppose if you’re visiting here you should do it in daylight hours as it can be really empty. I really recommend this for tourists as you get a sweet view of the city’s skyline too.
Read more about cute experiences with animals here