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6/21/2018, 8:02 pm Link to this post PM spud100 Blog
 
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That was a really surprising post. I was surprised to hear of Kangaroo - or just "Roo" - herds in the US.

Then I see "nah." Neither a herd member nor an illegal alien marsupial. Instead, a hard working guest from afar, who got off of the reservation. From Spuds link -

"DODSON - UPDATE: Sources now indicate that the animal may actually have been an escaped wallaby from a petting zoo on the Fort Belknap Reservation."

We definitely should not let these babies loose on our prairies. I remember visiting Australia a few times in the Navy, and on one of the trips enjoying seeing a herd hopping along, some stopping to graze, out of a bus window.

I got a real kick out of that.

But the environmental reality is not funny. They are a large, bounding problem in "the land down undah," mate:

"A bounding adult kangaroo weighing up to 198 pounds or a flightless adult emu in full stride at 30 mph can cause serious, even fatal, road crashes.

Drivers are required to equip the front of their vehicles with metal "bullbars" to deflect the animals and minimize damage.

Airports are taking precautions too.

Bourke's town council ordered "roo runs" ahead of night landings after a Royal Flying Doctor Service plane collided with a kangaroo in August as the aircraft was trying to land.

The kangaroo had burrowed under the airport security fencing in search of fresh green grass to eat, the council said on its website last Friday...

"Across all states, kangaroos are reportedly the most commonly hit animal, with four out of five claims attributed to kangaroos," said AAMI spokesperson Ashleigh Paterson...

...Kahmoo Station, a cattle and sheep property on the outskirts of the southwest Queensland town of Cunnamulla, has seen an explosion of kangaroos and emus on the 80,000-acre (32,000-hectare) property, said farmer Tony Reid.

When he is driving in a paddock, just the sheer numbers makes it extremely difficult for him to avoid hitting a kangaroo.

Emus are a challenge too because "they are unpredictable and can be running away, but turn sharply back into your path," he said. Fortunately they are lighter than kangaroos and cause less damage, Reid added."


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Update-Watch out for Soccer Roos

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