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Postby Flockers » Wed Jul 07, 2004 3:46 pm

Warning Issued Over Aggressive 'Roos

--CANBERRA (Reuters) - Australians living in the nation's drought-ravaged capital were warned on Wednesday to keep their distance from aggressive kangaroos after the iconic marsupials attacked one woman and killed a pet dog.

Eastern Gray kangaroos, which can grow to more than 5 1/2 feet tall and weigh more than 150 pounds, have started moving out of the parched bush into inner Canberra suburbs during the day to look for grass and water, increasing their contact with people.

A senior wildlife ecologist with Environment ACT, Murray Evans, said the kangaroos could pose a threat to people and dogs, with one woman savaged by a large kangaroo as she was walking her small, pet dog in a paddock last week.

"Her dog went near the kangaroo and she followed and before she knew it the kangaroo lashed out, scratching her down the side of her body," Evans told Reuters.

Another woman told how a kangaroo drowned one of the four dogs she was walking with a friend, attacking it in a pond and holding it under the water with its hind legs while it hit out at one of the other dogs with its front legs.

"My friend started shouting: 'There's a kangaroo in the pond. It's got Summer'. It was surreal, like your worst nightmare," Christine Canham told the Canberra Times newspaper.

"She was screaming and screaming. The kangaroo just stared back at us. I will never forget that."

Evans said it was not unusual for kangaroos to flee into water if they felt under threat and, as a last defense, they would try to drown their predator with their powerful hind legs.

He said most of the behavioral change in the usually placid animals was due to the scarcity of feed after a run of dry years in Canberra, the inland bush capital, as Australia battles its worst drought in a century.


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Postby NittanyLions » Wed Jul 07, 2004 3:50 pm

I wonder if Aussieboy survived 8-o

Watch out, the KK(K) is on the loose :-o
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Postby Homeless » Wed Jul 07, 2004 4:24 pm

Got me thinking of that scene in one of the croc dundee movies where he uses a dead roo and holds a rifle up near it to shoot at the aussie hillbillies. :-b
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Postby awwchrist » Wed Jul 07, 2004 6:07 pm

omg liek u got pwned by a r00.
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Postby Flockers » Wed Jul 07, 2004 6:10 pm

awwchrist wrote:omg liek u got pwned by a r00.


I have no idea what you just said... :-?
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Postby Tiki » Wed Jul 07, 2004 6:15 pm

Flockers wrote:
awwchrist wrote:omg liek u got pwned by a r00.


I have no idea what you just said... :-?


Lol i belive he said translation in english Oh my god like you got owned by a roo. ;-D
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Postby Flockers » Wed Jul 07, 2004 6:21 pm

Tiki wrote:
Flockers wrote:
awwchrist wrote:omg liek u got pwned by a r00.


I have no idea what you just said... :-?


Lol i belive he said translation in english Oh my god like you got owned by a roo. ;-D


Ohhhh. I see it now... :*)
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Postby 34=Sweetness » Wed Jul 07, 2004 7:36 pm

This is why I carry a 12 gauge in the Outback: for dealing with kangaroos and drifters, and the occasional wombat.
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Postby TheHeat24 » Wed Jul 07, 2004 10:02 pm

Homeless wrote:Got me thinking of that scene in one of the croc dundee movies where he uses a dead roo and holds a rifle up near it to shoot at the aussie hillbillies. :-b


Lol I own that movie... its quality.
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Postby Flockers » Thu Jul 08, 2004 8:02 pm

34=Sweetness wrote:This is why I carry a 12 gauge in the Outback: for dealing with kangaroos and drifters, and the occasional wombat.


I know, those wombats can be pretty vicious! :-b
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