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The amazing jumping kangaroo

By b2 - 21 May 2008 24

Check out this photo from the Gulf Times off a kangaroo jumping for escape
jumping roo

Personally I’ve never seen a roo jump that high. Maybe the dodgy Belconnen Naval Site did some weird experiments on the roos which is the real reason as to why they have to be killed…?

What’s Your opinion?


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24 Responses to
The amazing jumping kangaroo
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ant 5:59 pm
21 May 08
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Poor buggers. Fear gives them springs. I’ve seen some here easily clear a normal stock fence from a standing start ie a cat-jump. If they’re terrified, nothing would surprise me.

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stonedwookie 6:04 pm
21 May 08
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they have some pretty strange signs around that place.
http://img368.imageshack.us/img368/5241/rimg0006ho0.jpg
radioactive roo maybe

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barking toad 7:32 pm
21 May 08
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Seeking refuge from illegal camp smokers.

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tap 8:20 pm
21 May 08
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Thats sad.

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ant 8:45 pm
21 May 08
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I wish they could just open all the fences and let them all out. If there’s not enough feed, they’ll fan out. I’ve got heaps of roos here, I noticed today while squirting the thistles that someone’s been eating them. roos or rabbits, it’s still not a good sign.

But on all the footage, they seem to be contained by high fences. Let them out.

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Thumper 9:44 pm
21 May 08
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I’ve always said just cut the fences.

They will sort themselves out.

plenty of feed down by the creek here in Macgregor.

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jessieduck 10:01 pm
21 May 08
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I know there is distress caused to the roos with this process but it so much more humane and quick then being hit by a car and dying by the road.

Also- if you ever hit a roo- stop to see if it is a lady roo and check if she has a pouch baby. There are many groups out there that can save a baby roo from starvation. RSPCA etc.

I get upset by seeing this picture but it’s somehow less distressing then seeing carcases on the road.

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CanberraResident 11:18 pm
21 May 08
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All this fuss over a few roos.

I wonder how many of these ‘animal rights activists’ refrain from eating cows, sheep, chickens, pigs, turkeys, venison, quail, duck, goats, snails, fish or poached butterflies …

Hippo. Critters.

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Pandy 11:25 pm
21 May 08
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Frack the roos

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kean van choc 12:06 am
22 May 08
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Cull the Canberra Residents; only a few of us, no fuss…

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RuffnReady 12:49 am
22 May 08
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An overpopulation of roos has also devastated the grassland ecology of Mt Majura, which allows invasive weeds to take over and leads to decimation of lizard, insect and small bird populations. Basically, the food web unravels.

Fence the reserve and introduce some dingoes, I say. Restore the top predator and you’d get a healthy, balanced ecosystem back. Of course that will never happen, so cull them and work out some humane way (like the contraception currently under trial) to keep the long-term roo population below the threshold where it destroys the ecosystem.

I’m more concerned about entire ecosystems than the overpopulation of roos who are destroying it. (Parable to humanity, anyone?)

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shauno 3:35 am
22 May 08
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Thumper said :

I’ve always said just cut the fences.

They will sort themselves out.

plenty of feed down by the creek here in Macgregor.

Got to a agree with you there Thumper. While ive got not problem with the cull at the end of the day id rather they still live. Ive spent a few grand fixing up cars that ive hit Roos with. Also in the past ive shot Roos when I use to hunt for sport and dog food. But I don’t shoot animals any more its sort of a pointless exercise and some moral issues come into it now as well. Ive got no real problem with the cull but its basically caused by us due to the fences as you say and I agree just open them up up and let then roam.

Roos can easily jump a 3m fence but they wont unless stressed and will frequently go under a fence not over.

Also regarding Roo meat. Pretty boring meat if you ask me as its very low in fat so not much taste. Also regarding worms the ones we shot out Braidwood way and at my Uncles farm in Victorian Alps very few had Worms. The ones that that did we left but not many had them.

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Aurelius 9:01 am
22 May 08
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Open the fences – they’ll simply get culled by cars. Resulting in greater economic cost, and still dead roos. But less humanely.
Jesus some people are eejits!

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Skidbladnir 9:05 am
22 May 08
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On kangaroo jumps:

They can jump long distances horizontally or vertically (ie: long or high), but not both.
So the photo (and related story) isn’t actually of anything special.

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Thumper 10:26 am
22 May 08
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It’s not that amazing.

Afterall, cows can jump over the moon…

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