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Pademelons are small but an old male can be three-quarters of a metre in height. Females are much smaller. They are very skittish and are not as tame as many other kangaroos and wallabies. Like most other kangaroos, they are crepuscular . They spend the daylight hours in the shade of the rainforest, often reclining on the forest floor. Pademelons feed on a variety of plants. Gardeners are at odds with pademelons as they seem to consume the most desirable of garden plants.
This little female bares the result of some sort of life-threatening experience. Note the red spot on the let hind leg. This is actually the elbow. This pademelon, a female, now has to prop herself on the elbow because the tibia was broken in an accident and is now useless. It is now limp. But she survives and looks healthy. Let's hope.
Origin of the word Pademelon
According to Wikipedia Pademelon is a corruption of the aboriginal word badimaliyan. It now generally refers to any small kangaroo or wallaby species.