Apart from cropping DH’s fruit trees, they are a blessing in that they eat the grass and save lots of mowing time.
We throw bread to them and while semi tame, I have never seen a big one stand upright, balancing on his tail, so close to me. He appears to be some distance from me but it was only 4 feet back. I was on the verandah taking the shot and so I estimate he was 6 feet high.
I don’t wholly trust them; they can balance on their strong tail and can use their long sharp-nailed feet to kick out if frightened -which can be dangerous.
During school holidays or over summer they retreat to their own area as they prefer the quiet to a busy township.