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Old Saturday 2nd March 2019, 05:20   #51
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Red face 'Kangaroo' battles 'giant' 'T-Rex'

So this is the 'real' reason the T-Rex became extinct !
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So this is the 'real' reason the T-Rex became extinct !
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Old Saturday 2nd March 2019, 17:05   #53
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Hmmm .... that's no good - that was via the Australian ABC TV show Landline.

Try this direct link to the post on The Kangaroo Sanctuary Alice Springs page
https://m.facebook.com/story.php?sto...composer=false




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Old Monday 11th March 2019, 08:19   #54
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Talking What's up skip ?

Now Kangaroos have even taken a dislike to Paragliders !
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Aaarrrrrggggh ! Soz - I will see if I can source it elsewhere - really quite remarkable footage !




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Old Monday 11th March 2019, 10:25   #57
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Here ya go - video contained within this linked report.
https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.cne...-in-australia/

Looks like a defence mechanism by the mother protecting her Joey from the aerial 'threat' ..... Wedge-tailed Eagles commonly take Kangaroos - the smaller ones are constantly at danger from even solitary Eagles ....




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Old Monday 11th March 2019, 23:19   #58
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Old Wednesday 13th March 2019, 03:21   #59
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Oh another thing. On the bird topic. Is there a type of bird that you definitely would not want to enter an enclosure of? The only three birds I would think that would be immediately dangerous to a person if you walked in it's enclosure would be the Ostrich, Emu, and Cassowary. But are there any others? They haven't cloned the terror bird yet? Ha. Also I hope this doesn't make me sound callous but I think it is therapeutic every once in a while to see a story of a person attacked or mauled by an animal at a zoo. It gets our mind off of all of the sexual assault crap or flag burning that you constantly hear. And I am glad that zoo keepers and authorities are getting better at not killing the animals because of human negligence. Seriously that whole story reminded me of that M. Night Shymalan movie The Happening. That guy who walked into the lion enclosure and stuck out his arm for the lion to eat him. A zombie.

End this dummy woman with a line from Shakespeare.
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Or even better, those Rhino poachers who got eaten by Lions a few months ago . . .
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Exclamation Meat Eating Kangaroos !!!

It turns out that it's not just the extinct Megafauna that had meat eating Macropods ....

Video evidence of a modern day kangaroo eating meat in the wild has been taken:
https://www.australiangeographic.com...o-eats-a-bird/

In a later interview, one large rogue buck kangaroo was heard to say, "What - you think these bear claws are just for grabbing handfuls of grass?, or the missus ?!"

Be careful out there folks !!




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Old Thursday 15th August 2019, 13:27   #62
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Kangaroos in the snow .......

Check out the size of this big boomer !

I reckon this big fulla is eyeing off that nice warm slow combustion fire heated lounge room and thinking to himself - "you know, one decent kick on that front door and I reckon I could get in there !"

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Old Thursday 12th September 2019, 05:27   #63
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How dangerous are Kangaroos

A short vid by ABC Science programming (kids educational level) includes some good info on Kangaroo psychology
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=bHnm0jsO5DY

She says "I hope there are no Kangaroo mating videos because that's just horrendous" ...... lol

That's all they have on their mind! Either mating or bashing you up so that they are ahead of you in the queue !





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Old Thursday 12th September 2019, 05:37   #64
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"Kangaroo has a bl**dy gutful of tailgating four wheel driver" !!
http://pickle.nine.com.au/2017/03/29...ur-wheel-drive


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Old Monday 30th December 2019, 07:59   #65
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Exclamation Victorian woman needed 25 stitches in face after kangaroo attack

This woman was extremely lucky ! So close to losing an eye .....
https://7news.com.au/news/animals/vi...ttack-c-562553

The take home message seems to be - don't be a dog walker, jogger, or cyclist (they really seem to hate bike riders ! :)





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Old Monday 30th December 2019, 09:25   #66
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Cool Secondary weapons of choice .....

Protect your eyes ......

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Old Wednesday 1st January 2020, 02:48   #67
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Exclamation Woman Knocked Out by Massive Rogue Male Kangaroo !

Who knew they had such an intense dislike of joggers !
https://www.google.com.au/amp/s/amp....df2723bba45d30





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Old Wednesday 1st January 2020, 02:57   #68
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Exclamation Big Kangaroo objects to kids playing on vacant blocks ....

"I looked out and all I could see was a cloud of dust and Lewis on the ground being stomped on by a kangaroo,"
https://www.nambuccaguardian.com.au/...-save-his-son/



I've just cut and pasted this ninemsn report since the links have the annoying habit of disappearing ..... https://www.msn.com/en-au/news/austr...ath/ar-AAG0xwS
'I saw a cloud of dust and a kangaroo mauling my kid to death'

A father has been forced to come between his son and a nearly 2m tall kangaroo after the animal attacked the boy in his backyard in northern NSW.

Five-year-old Lewis Dyer was playing with his older brother in their Valla Beach yard when the kangaroo - an Eastern grey male - attacked.

"I heard the attack and then I saw it – a cloud of dust and a kangaroo mauling my kid to death," Lewis' father Brenton Dyer told 9News.com.au.

"I ran as fast as I could and tackled the thing, and it stood up and tried to have a go. I defended myself, and tried to get distance between me, my son, and the roo."

The local plumber said kangaroos targeted the boys and actually chased after them.

"They just went out of their way to get them."

"We back onto a vacant lot, and Lewis would've only been 10 metres from the house. There were a couple of kangaroos and they just gunned for the boys. They were running away, and Lewis was slower.

"If I wasn't home, he'd be in intensive care or dead. The way the male was attacking him is crazy," Mr Dyer said.

While he has been left shaken, Lewis was lucky to sustain only superficial injuries.

"He was scratched up, and he had a few punctures in his head that got glued up. He was lucky not to lose both of his eyes. It was pretty crazy. He's a tough kid," Mr Dyer said.

As the drought continues, kangaroos are increasingly being pushed into residential areas.

Mr Dyer said he's noticed an increase in numbers around Valla Beach.

"The number of roos have increased because it is dry. Not that I'm calling for a cull, but it feels like there's no shortage of them."

"For them to see a five-year-old kid as a threat, it's scary."






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Old Saturday 18th January 2020, 05:15   #69
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Lightbulb More 'unusual' Kangaroo behaviour .....

https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...nD5ZFbBxkndZIc




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Old Saturday 18th January 2020, 11:16   #70
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Interesting information on Kangaroo behaviour.
https://environment.des.qld.gov.au/w...with/kangaroos

A couple of observations:
* It's not just the dominant male you need to be wary of - I would say that any Kangaroo that you are not significantly bigger than may see you as a target for challenge ....
* I'm not at all sure about the advice to give a 'short cough' when a dominant male is arcing up and has identified you for an *rs* kicking or worse. This needs further research.

-> My recommendation just based on my own personal experience would be to have a chat to the Boomer ! ie. I'm not advocating you walk up to it and ask him how his day is going -

Rather that as you back well away/ sideways and try to get something between you and the roo, you clearly identify yourself as human - I would use a rapid deliberate forceful (but not challenging) conversational voice of mid-tone, mid-loudness ..... I wouldn't be hysterically yelling, or shrill in anyway (this may be more difficult to accomplish in practice than theory !), and I definitely wouldn't be using deep tones, gruff, or challenging 'booming' !

I would be looking at the roo - but not making direct eye contact - I would also make my body posture non-threatening - and would be saying something along the lines of:

"hey you dopey roo - I'm a human - get out here - go on !"
....... if the encounter is close enough you may find yourself involuntarily blurting this out anyway with a few more choice expletives thrown in !!

I post this because with the devastating fires the country is experiencing people may find that contact with Kangaroos at the bush /suburban interface is more frequent as the poor animals desperately search for food and survival. Be careful out there ....




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Old Saturday 1st February 2020, 03:03   #71
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Talking Kangaroos Attack ! ....... Time ...... :D

It seems that kangaroos have been busy doing 'time attacks' on Mt Panorama during the Bathurst 12hr motor race. Several have taken to the track for a series of 'hop laps' ...... lol

Luckily none has come to grief, with practice sessions being stopped as a safety precaution.

https://www.canberratimes.com.au/sto...hour/?cs=14231


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Team Flying Kangaroo is putting in a great performance at the Bathurst 12hr, leading 1-2 ahead of a field of high $ machinery ......

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I just assumed they'd deployed the safety carngaroos!

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