[🇦🇺 English below ] 😁 Todo mundo já deve ter visto ao menos uma vez na vida fotos com esse bichinho sorridente, o Quokka.
Tivemos a sorte de encontrá-lo na nossa última viagem. Achar um desses na natureza não é fácil, já que atualmente a população deles é bem reduzida (cerca de 17000) e eles têm hábitos noturnos.
Ele é bem desconfiado, mas depois que se acostuma com você interage bastante! 🍟🚫Apesar disso, por favor, não dê comida pra chamar a atenção deles e tirar uma selfie! Comida humana prejudica a saúde deles e diminui sua expectativa de vida, fora que eles param de caçar e ficam dependentes disso. A dieta deles é feita de vegetais somente (que eles têm em abundância em seu habitat natural). Quer saber onde encontrá-los? Confira nosso último post! -
😁 Everyone has probably seen at least once this smiley animal in pictures, the Quokka.
We were lucky enough to find one in our last trip. Finding one of those in nature is not easy, once their actual population is quite reduced (estimated on 17000) and they are mainly nocturnal.
How can something be so god dam cute?
Although, actually. Let me take you back to the beginning of this photo.
It started with both Josh and I laying on the floor for a good 10 minutes. We kept getting up, going over to them, laying down and off they went, leaving us looking like right losers.
THEN! We met this little cutie, just sitting on it’s own. Jess found one of the fruity things that they munch on, so held it up and the Quokka just hoped into our photo.
Of course it didn’t end there, when does it ever with us?
Why was this Quokka on its own? Oh probably because somebody decided to feed the wasps. Oh how friendly of them you might think. Oh no, not friendly. Stupid. We were right next to a bus stop! A bus stop where we had to stand along with everybody else, waiting for the bus.
So the start of this photo was us laying on the ground with no Quokkas, looking like losers and the end of this photo was us throwing out all the Dad dance moves to get the wasps off us🕺🏼💃🏼
Nine and a half months travelling and still not one single photo has been simple🙄
If anyone ever tells you ‘just lie down on the floor with your phone and they hop in and smile for the camera’
Then unfriend them, they’re lying to you!