Articles by Bob Ruscoe (2 articles)

Fowl play

Once when we were staying at Charles Darwin Reserve (CDR) we forgot to lock up the chooks for the night. The daily plan was to let them out for a few hours in the late afternoon, then to close the chook yard gate in the early evening, as soon as they returned to roost for the night. It was dusk and we'd already showered and prepared for the evening… Read more »

A kangaroo tale

The first resident managers at Charles Darwin Reserve (CDR) had a habit of looking after young abandoned kangaroos. They would care for them until they were capable of looking after themselves when they would hop the fence and go their way. But for several weeks they would hang around the homestead or return from time to time as if to say hello. 'Red' was one of these kangaroos. Red had … Read more »