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Decapitated joey

By crappicker - 30 May 2012 108

headless joey

I have not seen many kangaroos lately on my early morning walks in the Wanniassa Hills Reserve. It is closed for the cull, …bugger them. This morning there were none. Instead the crows had gathered just above the pond south of Long Gully Road. There were many car tracks. Nearby, the body of a young kangaroo, about a meter stretched. Decapitated.

Walking between the kangaroos is one of the joys of my walks. I have trained my German Shepherd to respect them and the kangaroos know, so we can pass close.

I guess the same happened when the utes moved in for the kill.

Truly disgusting!

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Decapitated joey
HenryBG 12:59 pm 30 May 12

chewy14 said :

I saw a dog attack a small kangaroo a few weeks ago in a reserve when I was walking my small dog on lead. I’m not sure whether the kangaroo escaped but the dog was having a good go at him.
The dog was a German Shepherd.

I blame the OP for training Kangaroos near this area to not be afraid of his German Shepherd?

Truly disgusting OP.

Come on. At least *try* to be subtle. You’re not going to get any David Thorne ninja awards for that one.

LSWCHP 12:55 pm 30 May 12

HenryBG said :

JazzyJess said :

How awful. Imagine if a little child out walking with their parents came across that. There has got to be a better solution to culling.

I think a child’s response would be informed by whatever hysteria its parent chose to display.
*Your* response to the sight of a dead animal has the potential to be far more stressful to your child than the sight itself. You should tailor your behaviour accordingly.

Death is a very normal part of nature. It’s those who spend virtually no time in nature who get so upset about the sight of a dead animal.

I reckon Henry is correct. Every living thing dies eventually, and the way our culture sweeps this fact under the carpet only makes it more traumatic when people inevitably encounter the death of someone or something they love.

If I was out walking with my kids and came across that I’d acknowledge that it’s not pretty, but maybe use it as an avenue to point out that this is what the world is like and discuss the cycle of life and death that affects us all.

chewy14 12:22 pm 30 May 12

I saw a dog attack a small kangaroo a few weeks ago in a reserve when I was walking my small dog on lead. I’m not sure whether the kangaroo escaped but the dog was having a good go at him.
The dog was a German Shepherd.

I blame the OP for training Kangaroos near this area to not be afraid of his German Shepherd?

Truly disgusting OP.

HenryBG 12:14 pm 30 May 12

JazzyJess said :

How awful. Imagine if a little child out walking with their parents came across that. There has got to be a better solution to culling.

I think a child’s response would be informed by whatever hysteria its parent chose to display.
*Your* response to the sight of a dead animal has the potential to be far more stressful to your child than the sight itself. You should tailor your behaviour accordingly.

Death is a very normal part of nature. It’s those who spend virtually no time in nature who get so upset about the sight of a dead animal.

HenryBG 12:10 pm 30 May 12

I don’t think the wedgies or foxes could normally take the head off a fresh corpse, and the cullers should have taken away any corpses they were responsible for.

Could have been a dog. Dog owners are pretty irresponsible when it comes to their pets and wildlife.

A swift bullet or blow to the head would be a much kinder death than the terror of a long-drawn-out mauling and suffocation inflicted by a dog, that’s for sure.

vg 12:04 pm 30 May 12

CSI Canberra………experts everywhere

mos 12:03 pm 30 May 12

“Is being killed in a cull any worse for a ‘roo than being killed by any other method?”

Having your mother killed right next to you first you mean, Mysteryman? Or having your head cut off? The point is that the animals do not need to die at all. They get enjoyment from life – to take their life from them for no good reason is immoral.

“..could’ve just been clobbered by a car and then dragged off to the side by a driver.”

The animal was in the reserve – not by the roadside, carnardly. But that’s not the point. This is how the joeys are slaughtered. Read up .. http://www.legislation.act.gov.au/di/1994-149/19941116-11149/pdf/1994-149.pdf

Diggety 11:56 am 30 May 12

A much more likely culprit would be the OP’s roflcopter.

carnardly 11:33 am 30 May 12

he’s also had a leg or 2 broken. he could’ve just been clobbered by a car and then dragged off to the side by a driver.

Truthiness 11:29 am 30 May 12

Clearly abducted and mutilated by chinooks

JazzyJess 11:28 am 30 May 12

How awful. Imagine if a little child out walking with their parents came across that. There has got to be a better solution to culling.

Mysteryman 11:24 am 30 May 12

EvanJames said :

Crows and foxes don’t eat the head, they go for the guts first (and the eyes). So I suspect the OP is right, the joey was killed as part of the cull or by scum not associated with the official cull.

It’s horrible to reflect on how those of us who don’t threaten animals cause them to become trusting, and then vicious scum move in and take advantage of this trust.

One of the many disgusting facets of the cull is what happens to joeys, and by the looks of it, happened to this joey.

Wow. Very worked up there considering you don’t even know what happened, or what caused it.

Is being killed in a cull any worse for a ‘roo than being killed by any other method? It ends up dead either way. Moral and ethical considerations are important for us but I’m sure they don’t really play much of a part in the animal’s mind.

katkat 11:05 am 30 May 12

Chupakanga strikes again!

EvanJames 10:56 am 30 May 12

Crows and foxes don’t eat the head, they go for the guts first (and the eyes). So I suspect the OP is right, the joey was killed as part of the cull or by scum not associated with the official cull.

It’s horrible to reflect on how those of us who don’t threaten animals cause them to become trusting, and then vicious scum move in and take advantage of this trust.

One of the many disgusting facets of the cull is what happens to joeys, and by the looks of it, happened to this joey.

Bonejac 10:35 am 30 May 12

Strange, it looks like its been eaten by foxes and crows….. no big mystery or conspiracy – the whole ‘save the kangaroo from the bogan yobo’ inference in the post is a bit much don’t you think?

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