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A Salute to our Rangers

By gasman - 23 August 2013 16

I was riding home along Bindubi St bike path, Thursday night, dark, cold and raining.

Suddenly, along the roadside, I hear a loud gunshot. I look over to see a man pointing a gun towards the ground where someone was lying.

It took a second or two to make sense of the scene. It was an ACT Park Ranger putting a severely car-injured kangaroo out of its misery.

This must be a heart-wrenching job at the best of times, let alone on a wet, freezing, dark night. My hat (helmet) off to you.

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A Salute to our Rangers
Pitchka 9:06 am 27 Aug 13

Pork Hunt said :

460cixy said :

Thumper said :

460cixy said :

FFS if you his these things in your car stop and check it out if its got a broken leg dong it over the head its not that bloody hard

And if it has a pouch, shove your hand in and see if there’s a joey.

That’s the worst bit if there’s a pinky in there

Surely not much different than shoving your hand down the front of ones own pants… 🙂

Ones own pants? Live a little, do it to the person standing next to you….

Pork Hunt 5:48 pm 26 Aug 13

460cixy said :

Thumper said :

460cixy said :

FFS if you his these things in your car stop and check it out if its got a broken leg dong it over the head its not that bloody hard

And if it has a pouch, shove your hand in and see if there’s a joey.

That’s the worst bit if there’s a pinky in there

Surely not much different than shoving your hand down the front of ones own pants… 🙂

460cixy 4:30 pm 26 Aug 13

Thumper said :

460cixy said :

FFS if you his these things in your car stop and check it out if its got a broken leg dong it over the head its not that bloody hard

And if it has a pouch, shove your hand in and see if there’s a joey.

That’s the worst bit if there’s a pinky in there

Thumper 2:55 pm 26 Aug 13

460cixy said :

FFS if you his these things in your car stop and check it out if its got a broken leg dong it over the head its not that bloody hard

And if it has a pouch, shove your hand in and see if there’s a joey.

Pitchka 1:49 pm 26 Aug 13

460cixy said :

FFS if you his these things in your car stop

WTF JUST HAPPENED…!!

Back OT, I agree with your approach 100%… This is my way of dealing with injured widlife…
*stop the car, park next to the injured beast
*leave the passenger door open, as well as the boot….
*skip to track 14 on the current CD, “Eye of the Tiger” by Survivor… (boot left open to get the full effect of my twin 12″ Alpine Subs)
* walk circles around the animal, yelling obscenities (such as; you’re going down mofo), whilst faking punches..
*let the animal ponder while it stares at me blankly (dont prtend like your not scared Skippy!!)
* Then, as suggested by 460cixy, dong it over the head………….with my pe*is……

Game over, off you go to kanga heaven!!

460cixy 1:25 pm 26 Aug 13

FFS if you his these things in your car stop and check it out if its got a broken leg dong it over the head its not that bloody hard

FioBla 12:18 pm 26 Aug 13

magiccar9 said :

Currently the ACT is littered with dead Roos on the side of the road. On my quick commute to work the other day, I spotted no less than 6 – and I drive mainly through residential areas. These were starting to decompose on the side of the road. They still haven’t been collected over a week and a half later.
Not to mention the number of them scattered along the Parkway.
What does it take for them to be collected? I know you’ll all say “somebody needs to report them”. Surely though a Ranger of some sort has driven past these in their daily commute, there’s so many of them it impossibly to believe otherwise.

Typical SEP (someone else’s problem) comment.

So… the kangaroo was presumably hit by a vehicle. Did not report. Thousands of cars pass by—no one reports.

But what will it take for the Rangers to do their jobs?! Waaaa.

LOL

Pitchka 9:26 am 26 Aug 13

magiccar9 said :

Currently the ACT is littered with dead Roos on the side of the road. On my quick commute to work the other day, I spotted no less than 6 – and I drive mainly through residential areas. These were starting to decompose on the side of the road. They still haven’t been collected over a week and a half later.
Not to mention the number of them scattered along the Parkway.
What does it take for them to be collected? I know you’ll all say “somebody needs to report them”. Surely though a Ranger of some sort has driven past these in their daily commute, there’s so many of them it impossibly to believe otherwise.

STOP, put them in your boot, and take them to the tip… Bit of a princess huh…

Pitchka 9:25 am 26 Aug 13

enrique said :

And while on the subject, this is a good context to encourage anyone that has a collision or whatever with a wild animal to make contact with a local wildlife rescue team/vet/ranger/animal hospital and report it ASAP.

If someone gets involved early enough something might be able to be done to help the poor creature(s) whether it be medical attention or, sadly, putting it out of its misery if nothing more can be done.

The worst thing you can do is just leave it there to suffer in pain.

Just make sure you get the animals license and insurance details beforehand…

magiccar9 6:15 am 26 Aug 13

Currently the ACT is littered with dead Roos on the side of the road. On my quick commute to work the other day, I spotted no less than 6 – and I drive mainly through residential areas. These were starting to decompose on the side of the road. They still haven’t been collected over a week and a half later.
Not to mention the number of them scattered along the Parkway.
What does it take for them to be collected? I know you’ll all say “somebody needs to report them”. Surely though a Ranger of some sort has driven past these in their daily commute, there’s so many of them it impossibly to believe otherwise.

AsparagusSyndrome 9:36 pm 25 Aug 13

poetix said :

Gungahlin Al said :

….

Still, it’s bloody hard to watch the life go out in an animal’s eyes…

Yes, that’s how I feel about Barcham and English.

What… ALL of the English?? Or just some of them?

54-11 2:12 pm 23 Aug 13

poetix said :

Gungahlin Al said :

….

Still, it’s bloody hard to watch the life go out in an animal’s eyes…

Yes, that’s how I feel about Barcham and English.

Lol, very good.

poetix 1:13 pm 23 Aug 13

Gungahlin Al said :

….

Still, it’s bloody hard to watch the life go out in an animal’s eyes…

Yes, that’s how I feel about Barcham and English.

Gungahlin Al 1:04 pm 23 Aug 13

Talk about bad timing. Perhaps he didn’t see you coming in the dark. But it must have scared the bejeezus out of you…

OT not many of us have guns on hand, and it is a rare thing for a roo to recover from injuries such as broken legs. The easiest way to do the right thing is to simply hold its mouth and nose closed. Be careful to contain the legs from kicking at you. It’s quick, not messy, and fairly painless for the animal.

Still, it’s bloody hard to watch the life go out in an animal’s eyes…

enrique 11:53 am 23 Aug 13

And while on the subject, this is a good context to encourage anyone that has a collision or whatever with a wild animal to make contact with a local wildlife rescue team/vet/ranger/animal hospital and report it ASAP.

If someone gets involved early enough something might be able to be done to help the poor creature(s) whether it be medical attention or, sadly, putting it out of its misery if nothing more can be done.

The worst thing you can do is just leave it there to suffer in pain.

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