On the whole of our roadtrip, in total approximately 3,600Km from Melbourne to Perth, we saw none of the following animals (alive). We saw plenty of ‘sleeping’ kangaroos in the company of birds. We saw only metal camels (more later), and we saw no wombats. We did make it a habit to stop driving well before sundown especially as we were travelling west; it becomes difficult with the sun in your eyes and then somewhat after sunrise to avoid the roos.
One animal we did see in abundance was Emu, they are just as unpredictable in their actions on the side of the road, but luckily on this trip they behaved. There was more than one of these signs as we crossed the plains.
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