A mother kangaroo who was raised by Bucca wildlife carer Sara Witcher and her family has adopted them as one of her own.
Little the kangaroo was rescued by Sara when she was an orphaned joey and, despite her being let free, can't seem to keep away from the Bucca property.
“Little came to me as a 1.5kg orphan joey, she was released here at home and has complete freedom to come and go,” Sara said.
“If you leave the door open, Little will come inside and hang around.”
Sara said the kangaroo had four joeys in the years she had been with the family and got up to quite a bit of mischief with them and on her own.
Just recently, she was photographed hopping up on to Sara's bed to get ready to snuggle in for the day with her joey named Bitty.
“She loves to destroy the Christmas tree when she can and she isn’t allowed on the bed but loves making herself quite at home,” Sara said.
“If we hadn’t seen her go inside, she would definitely have laid down and had a nap.”
Sara said the adventurous kangaroo had quite the caring personality and chose to be around the Witcher family over any other humans.
“Little has been a part of our family for five years. She is not locked up but chooses to stay nearby,” she said.
“Little has a loving nature and she is chilled out, but when we have visitors staying, she vanishes.”
As part of her wildlife carer role, Sara said she cared for kangaroos, wallabies and possums.
“I organise and pass them on to other carers who need partners or to make up a mob/family group to be released,” she said.
“Wildlife caring is extremely rewarding as well as absolutely heartbreaking.
“I love being able to give wildlife a second chance- they don’t all make it but the ones who do make it all worthwhile.”
Sara said if anyone found any injured, sick or orphaned wildlife and it was safe to move them, they could be dropped to any local vet, free of charge.
“They will assess the animal and pass it on to a local carer,” she said.
“However, this advice does no apply to bats- please don't pick them up.
“Bats must be handled by people who are vaccinated.”
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