This one's a little unfair becasue they were captive, but....
Hmmm...not saying that James has himself a wallaby there - but I highly doubt it. Talking those smaller macropods; I have a few around my property. Here's one at dawn, testing the limits of my old jumbo Sigma lens, my camera's ISO and their shared back-focus issue.
James, my 15 inch screen MacBook Pro really made me squint...I was looking at whatever that brownish thing is in the right foreground and wondered if you guys had Armadillos? Then I went on to Flickr and looked at the large size and finally saw that fellow!
Is it true that you are supposed to run in circles?
Sorry. Too much beer and whiskey over St Paddy's day. I'm confusing my kangaroos with my crocodiles - think I'd best avoid Australia.
Deirdre I remember reading Bill Bryson's book Down Under which covered much of the same ground as the BBC article. He was constantly marvelling at how many things can kill you. I was slightly amused by the "The beer is stronger than you think, regardless of how strong you think it is" comment in the BBC article. When I lived in Munich part of the entertainment for the locals was watching the Australians (and the Americans and the Brits and the Irish) trying to drink the local brew and ending up in the gutter or the police station or - occasionally - the morgue.