A roo’s tale

By 12 August, 2013 12

I was walking the mutts up at Shepherds Lookout last night, to try a new time lapse thingy I’d read about. (see here; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZycEoAVu27M )

One of my little blighters found this charming object.

roo tail

Now why would a fresh roo tail be laying about up there? Who goes about chopping roo tails of and abandoning them?

Is this a leftover from the cull?

Another thing, which may or may not be related, is that some micropenis owner had been riding a scrambler motorbike around there recently.

Thoughts?

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12 Responses to A roo’s tale
#1
SOLIPSISTIC9:27 am, 12 Aug 13

Who uses the word “Scrambler” these days to define a dirt bike? Maybe the said “scrambler motorbike” rider did a “wheelie” on the kangaroo, thus severing its tail…

#2
bundah9:33 am, 12 Aug 13

I’m amazed that Triumph still make a scrambler..

#3
Ben_Dover9:57 am, 12 Aug 13

SOLIPSISTIC said :

Who uses the word “Scrambler” these days to define a dirt bike?

I do, obviously.

But does it really matter what we call the type of bike ridden buy a selfish moron in one of the few “off lead” dog walking areas in Canberra?

#4
p111:48 am, 12 Aug 13

Ben_Dover said :

But does it really matter what we call the type of bike ridden buy a selfish moron in one of the few “off lead” dog walking areas in Canberra?

Interesting to see that Shepherds Lookout is an off-lead area. I hadn’t noticed that before (or ever seen a dog out there). Some googling quickly showed me thought, that actually there is rather a lot of off lead areas in Canberra, much more then I thought.

I wonder if the muppet on the bike is the same one who has been driving golf balls from the lookout into the river?

#5
p112:35 pm, 12 Aug 13

p1 said :

I wonder if the muppet on the bike is the same one who has been driving golf balls from the lookout into the river?

Somehow I lost the link to the evidence.

#6
Ben_Dover2:16 pm, 12 Aug 13

So, golf balls and motorcycle descriptors aside, does anyone have a theory on why there may have been a recently hacked off section of Roo tail at Sheppard’s?

#7
MERC6002:38 pm, 12 Aug 13

bundah said :

I’m amazed that Triumph still make a scrambler..

Bundah has revived some old memories with his mention of a Triumph Scrambler. My Brother had one; early 60′s I think.

#8
MrBigEars3:28 pm, 12 Aug 13

Ben_Dover said :

So, golf balls and motorcycle descriptors aside, does anyone have a theory on why there may have been a recently hacked off section of Roo tail at Sheppard’s?

There was a spotted-tail quoll seen in Macgregor in 2008 (I think?), so I fervently hope there’s a population hanging on in the outer reaches and this is a quoll feast interrupted.

Probably not though. Caching by foxes or human-flotsam feckwittery would be my guesses.

#9
p13:35 pm, 12 Aug 13

Ben_Dover said :

So, golf balls and motorcycle descriptors aside, does anyone have a theory on why there may have been a recently hacked off section of Roo tail at Sheppard’s?

I read in the reports of the cull that a percentage of the (tasty, tasty) ‘roo meat was to be used to bait ferals. Is it possible this has been dragged from a bait site?

#10
Holden Caulfield4:02 pm, 12 Aug 13

There’s a dead wallaby/small roo at the base of Red Hill too, a few meters off Mugga Way. Although it doesn’t look like it was road kill.

:(

#11
bundah6:57 pm, 12 Aug 13

I reckon you got the speed right with the new time lapse thingy you’ve posted.

#12
Ben_Dover9:44 am, 13 Aug 13

Thanks Bundah, I’m working on them.

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