At Stokes Bay, Kangaroo Island, the kangaroos’ joeys usually appear about September and the new joeys start to come out of the pouch in October. Not so this year.

Greedy roo: This joey from two years ago is still feeding from its mother. Photo: Wendy Wallace.

Greedy roo: This joey from two years ago is still feeding from its mother. Photo: Wendy Wallace.

Here at Stokes Bay the kangaroos’ joeys usually appear about September and the new joeys start to come out of the pouch in October.

However, this year they have bred early.

One joey poked its head out in June and will probably soon be hopping around as it often puts its front paws down on the ground when mother bends over.

Several other kangaroos are hanging low and the occasional little head is seen.

One of the kangaroos is still feeding her joey from two years ago, plus her joey from last year.

The older joey always receives preference to feed, with the newer joey having to wait until she has finished drinking.

Now the older joey has a joey of her own, but is still feeding from her mother.

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