The wallabies have gotten much friendlier in the past few years. We have lived here 16 years, and it wasn't until about 4 years ago that they started coming right up to the house. They live about 10 years, so I reckon it is the new generation. They have grown up with us on the land.
These are the same steps you see to the right of the first photo. Can you see the red arrow? That points a new arrival, a black snake. I quite like black snakes, but as they are deadly I kind of wish this one would not keep hanging around the back verandah and steps.
In this photo, she is partly inside a hole in the rock steps. We should have filled that hole in years ago, but now we can't because it is the home of a large green frog. He has lived there for about 10 years and every year we hear him yell as some snake sticks their head in his hole to try and eat him. They never succeed because once they are in the hole, they can't open their mouth wide enough to bite him.
I got very close to take this photo, but there was no danger as this snake hadn't moved for 30 minutes. Think of the poor snake's longing - she can see the frog but she can't eat it.
Here is another cute picture before you go so I don't leave you with just snake thoughts. These are a mob of micro bats who were roosting on the front porch of the studio for a few days before they moved on.