Massive Muscular Marsupial in Western Australia

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  1. nivek

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    Massive Muscular Marsupial Roams Western Australia

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    Mid-water stand-off between huge kangaroo and dog
     
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    I find kangaroos to be scary because they are like innocent rabbits one second, the other they might jump to you and mess you up. What's going through this kangaroo's head when seeing a human? Does it think "one step closer and he's a goner"? Or does it think "maybe if I stay here it will go away"?
     
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    I think they are extremely unpredictable, a big one like this, to me he looks like he's ready to fight, he might be more worried about the dog than the man if the dog is spooked by it...
     
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    Roger is a Big Red and he doesn't like anyone.

     
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    Do you think Roger is the same one in the 10 most muscular animals? And do you think Roger is the same one Nivek posted?

    I get upset when we interfere with wildlife and their daily routine. For example that guy has Roger chasing him which means that the animal had to exert precious energy and calories that he probably spent all day trying to accumulate. Then there is also the fact that he was probably over heated afterwards because it's so hot there.

    Did Roger end up being trapped in that little fenced in area? :(
     
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    They are usually about as timid as you can get. Well not timid but happy enough to leave you alone. Unless you cornered it, or some how found a way to get its back up, 99.9% of the time you won't get too close before they hop away. Where you are in danger from them mostly is in national parks where they are used to being fed by tourists. I cringe every time I see some idiot tourist letting there three year old near the roo. Up where we go on the motorbikes, most of the hunters have huge roo collars on there Stag and Wolf hounds that extend right up there neck. Seen many a scarred and ripped up dog from roo attacks.
     
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    Roger is 12 years old now he will probably live another 2 years. He has given over control of the herd to his son now as he is past his fighting years. The guy who found him as a baby Joey has spent all his time living with him on his Kangaroo reserve near Alice Springs in Central Australia. Kangaroos can be docile but large Grey and Red male kangaroos should be avoided as they will attack with no provocation their main weapons are their late toenails [​IMG]which can disembowel you . I don't think Roger was to worried chasing his keeper if anything it was some exercise in showing his dominance whether it be over other kangaroos or humans.
     
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    Bloody hell August, as a fellow Aussie, you know the damage the buggers can do. It is not exaggerating to say they can gut you if you let them.
     
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    I know exactly what they can do I have seen them in action in the outback I am even amazed that they let little kids feed the wallabies in the wildlife parks, if they don't get a good feed they will grab the kids , seen that as well. Got to watch out for those male camels out there in the desert as well, a girl was on a trek out there had a wild dominant male camel take a fancy to her, they had to shoot him .
     
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    If i have not mistaken, this is done by selective breeding and its not a natural thing.
     
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    Roos are not selectively bread as far as I know. There is too many of them. Anyone who says they are endangered has never been out of the city.
    Always amazes me how many there are, especially in the cool of night.
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    I have chased the buggers out of the camper, out of the camp kitchen. One night I was asleep, and woke to hear munching. Turned on the torch and on the other side of the mesh on our old pop out camper a big old roo was calmly eating an apple I had left out. He was just looking at me about 2 feet away with a look that said....What, you got plenty. Chased him out 3 times before he stayed away that night. Think that was round the top of the mountain ranges past Xmouth. Bloody nothing much out there. Some great drift snorkeling to be done on the coast though. If you're not scared, of the Sharks...oh and the Jellyfish, and the...oh well never mind. :)

    You would be amazed at how an at a glance empty place like this comes alive after the sun goes down.
     
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    Don't forget the blue ringed octopus.
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    Yes we do have them, its funny, we have lots of nasties here don't we. You tend to not think about it much.
     
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    I hate Funnel Web spiders , nasty aggressive buggers they are. So many things that can kill and injure you in Australia its a good job most tourists are oblivious to it. [​IMG]
     
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    I had Spider so much, I shot one once with one of my 303's rather than go near it. Honest truth. I hate the buggers.
    It was a Huntsman about 2.5m wide weighing at least 150kg. Or at least that was my estimate anyway.
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    Wow that's cool Dundee so much overkill lol. Made sure it was dead. Huntsman are everywhere where I live, I get them in my fire wood all the time they guy who delivers my wood he picks then up and carries them around with him . He is a real old bushie type . When someone complains about his wood he adds a few extra spiders to the next load they get. [​IMG]
     
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    There was a large spider in my bathroom this morning, standing right in the middle of the floor when I walked in at 5:30am to shower...Its body was 2 inches long, I had to kill, it was too far into my house...It was a big squish too when I dropped my hard shoe on it...
     
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