Wednesday, October 8, 2014

How They Roll Down Under...

Dear Jigsaw: WTF, over?

Kangaroos Slug It Out on Suburban Street

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I understand that such displays are perfectly normal in nature. Makes sense, even. However, the fact that they're doing it outside of nature (i.e., in a subdivision) makes me wonder. I'm guessing the 'roos are on a par with the deer and turkeys around here; i.e. they've gotten so used to humans that they don't scurry on sight.

Of course, that means in a pinch, you've got a handy mobile food source...

That is all.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Roos are protected - not sure if there's a season - but, like deer that feast on farmers' corn here, the farmers there want them all dead.

Stretch said...

Roo tail is quite tasty.

Jennifer said...

They are the t-rex of deer!

Old NFO said...

Actually I don't believe they are protected... except on certain government installations, where they basically overrun the place...

Anonymous said...

I noticed a lot of kicks to the groin mixed in with the boxing. Guess they don't follow the Queensbury rules.

Al_in_Ottawa

Cargosquid said...

Anon,
Not Queensbury, but the Queensland rules.

Sendarius said...

Oh, they ARE protected alright.

For that, thank the US-based green groups - they push and push for restrictions on 'roo shooting without understanding a single thing about the ecology of Oz. A shooter has to apply for an ear-tag for each 'roo that is to be shot, and "shooting vermin" will not get you a tag.

With the introduction of drilling for artesian water, and the construction of dams and other watering places for cattle and sheep, the 'roo population exploded. Lack of water was always the limiting factor in their breeding potential.

Now they live on golf courses and nature reserves throughout the suburbs. They have NO fear of humans.