Agile Wallabies (Macropus agilis) often adopt poses sure to bring a smile to most watchers. There's no intention on their part to amuse. The heads-up quizzicality usually denotes uncertainty and general wariness. Yet such knowledge cannot stop a grin every time I see two such as those above, pictured near Tyto's first lagoon a few mornings ago. Equally charming is the natural 'grin' of a wallaby as (below) its mouth opens while chewing.
But no wallaby would today have been looking so photogenic. On the edge of the weakening Cyclone Charlotte, Tyto has copped a day of downpour and gusts with the probability of another night and day or two of the same.
I have a new false roof on my caravan and so can sit comfortably dry writing about the charms of wallabies. They, however, must find such shelter as drenched flooded grass and woodland offers. No agility exists that can escape the truth of life in the wild.