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Today I’m taking part in the Macro Monday photo challenge. You can click on each photo for a larger view. If you like what you see, I encourage you to subscribe so you can enjoy the new photos I post a few times a week.
The San Diego Zoo recently welcomed four Tasmanian devils to its Australian exhibit. They’re the only Tasmanian devils on exhibit in a zoo in America, so it’s a pretty cool experience to see them in person. They’re nocturnal animals so they sleep while the zoo is open and visitors come by, but I got lucky enough during my latest visit to see one of them move around a bit. I know these photos are technically not “macro” but this is as close as I can get to a Tasmanian devil, and that’s pretty close.
Here he is waking up from his morning nap.
He then got up to get a drink. Check out those claws. They’re made for digging.
He went back to lay down after a few minutes.
And then he looked up right at the camera. Pretty cute face if you ask me.
Great – I haven’t seen one except from Bugs Bunny movies. It looks more lazy than dangerous …
Haha, it’s very mellow. I don’t know why they have such a bad reputation, because they’re mostly scavengers. I think the cartoon has a lot to do with it.
Tasmanian devils: Constantly bad-temperated small marsupial… 😉
I never saw one of these animals smiling… ;-))
This one seems pretty happy in the San Diego sun.
It sure is!
I’d say that last picture captured his good side. As for his rat-like, clawed feet: cute? Hmm, I’ll have to get back to you on that… 😉
Well, I think he’s a lot cuter than the cartoon version! And less devilish.
And less hyper!
Wow, and as close to macro as safety allowed. 🙂 They are cuter than I thought!
Yes, looking at those claws, I don’t think I’d want to be on the other side of the glass.
Wonderful photos! He looks so cute … but to be on the other side of the glass is surely safer!
I would guess that if you keep him fed, he’s very sweet.
His ears curving backward is kind of cute. He doesn’t look dangerous in the zoo, I would like to see him in action.
Tasmanian devils have this weird kind of waddly walk, with their back curled up. It doesn’t look very efficient but I’m sure they can run fast if they need to.