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Old Saturday 1st July 2017, 13:08   #26
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You know these are 'bad boys' when even safety conscious Volvo engineers can't avoid these things ... !
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Old Saturday 1st July 2017, 16:34   #27
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It seems it's not just in the bush, the outback, or the wilds that you need to be cautious - 9 year old girl unfortunately injured at a 'zoo' when attacked through a 'fence' .... http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/rea...25f2ba5f4edb99



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Old Saturday 1st July 2017, 16:51   #28
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Very interesting article detailing attacks on cyclists, joggers, and golfers - it somewhat tongue in cheek postulates that: "If you didn’t know any better, you’d think Australia’s best-known native mammal had a grudge against people who exercise." !
Article titled "Why do kangaroos attack cyclists, joggers, golfers?" | Adelaide Now.

Soz folks, having difficulty providing a link which doesn't run into a premium content pay wall. The article provides many accounts not listed elsewhere of attacks on people engaged in outdoor sporting /hobby pursuits - perhaps something about the movement and reduced assessment time sends the roos straight into instinctual mode?, and when it's mating time (which is most of the time), and /or you're in their territory (just about everywhere - mating rights), that often results in "fight"

I originally managed to read this article (but only the once) by going via a Google search.


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Old Sunday 2nd July 2017, 04:52   #29
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Exclamation What to do if you encounter a roo

2m tall kangaroo is the largest NSW Department of Primary Industry officer has ever seen. It was 'standing tall' to assert it's dominance ..... he advised making yourself smaller than the roo to avoid confrontation .....
http://www.news.com.au/national/nsw-...e8ce0e50cef918

What to do if you come face to face with a kangaroo: http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/ka...17-gtt8o2.html

This is great Safety advice - the most helpful and sensible I have seen published. Basically keep your distance - make yourself small and non-threatening and remove yourself from the situation. Under no circumstance go all hairy chested and macho and 'size up' to the roo which will only provoke the situation. Of course if an actual attack does take place by all means fight like a b*st*rd but try and remove yourself ASAP.



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Old Tuesday 1st August 2017, 11:32   #30
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Kangaroo Attacks Golfers

Man, and woman who came to his aid, attacked on golf course:
http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2017-0...30?pfmredir=sm

Golf has been a risky activity for quite a while here! ..... unless these things have taken to eating golf balls! the issue is less about being fed, and more territorial (mating and feeding grounds) .... I'm not at all certain that the advice given ("crouch down and growl") to avoid an attack, is very good at all .....
http://www.goldcoastbulletin.com.au/...90d4892f7078fa

http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/n...e3c9f8d711b339



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.... I'm not at all certain that the advice given ("crouch down and growl") to avoid an attack, is very good at all .....
My method is proving very successful, no 'roo attacks for me at all
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Even V8 Supercars aren't safe! .... thankfully no contact made this year, and both roos and drivers unharmed. The roos must be quite confused by all the big noisy 'beasts' invading their patch .....
https://www.google.com.au/amp/s/amp....e44aa13c2b5de0
http://www.centralwesterndaily.com.a...video/?cs=2378

Not just a one off event - it's almost an annual appearance - some previous near misses - some remarkable! The drivers go to great lengths to avoid hitting roos - a roo through the windshield could kill a driver despite the plethora of roll bars and cages inside etc.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=htTo4mGXqsk
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=lupfuSaj790

Of course there have been cases where it's V8 1 : Skippy 0, but that's too sad and gruesome to show.



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Old Monday 23rd October 2017, 09:45   #33
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I meet them often. my defence against the boomer is to immediately turn around and walk the other way. a much small;ler kangaroo than a boomer is too much for the average man to handle. boomers are well known for using water to defeat agressors...including man!when I lived in Britain roe deer were to be avoided! they could kill your dog and put you in hospital. it never
happened very often but it did happen!
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No wonder this roo attacked - he was drug crazed ! just lookin' for a fix! ..... "hopped" up on jam and cream on toast of all things!!

80 year old man attacked and taken off to hospital ......
http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/kangaroo-a...09-gzhvb1.html


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