By Jasmine Kazlauskas
An active Aussie mum has shared the unbelievable moment her suburban running track is invaded by an adorable mob of kangaroos.
Renee Butterworth said she ‘simply adores’ her uniquely Australian workout routine – which sees her greeted by at least 20 kangaroos while she goes for her usual morning run.
The 39-year-old student captured the incredible footage while exercising near her home in Mandurah, Western Australia, last week [JULY 31].
The mum-of-two said it is a ‘magical’ place to be able to do her workouts and so she tries to get out there as much as possible.
And while the western grey kangaroos are happy enough to be close to humans, Renee said they will hop away very quickly if people get too close.
Renee said: “There is a nature reserve close by so they all love to escape and hop around the suburbs.
“There is at least 20 of them. They’re quite used to people and dogs as long as you don’t invade their space too much. They get a bit worried if you go off the footpath.
“They’re friendly. You can get pretty close to them as you can see in the video and they don’t worry too much.
“But they might take off if you get really close or just sit down and start watching them. They prefer it if you just keep walking past.
“There are not many places in the world where wild kangaroos don’t mind sharing their living space with humans.
“Even though I see them every day, I never get tired of them. They’re such gorgeous animals.
“It’s perfect when we have overseas visitors and we can show them wild kangaroos up so close.
“It’s so uniquely Australian.
“It is just so peaceful and beautiful. I feel very lucky to live here.”