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Images of Canberra – Kangaroos in the park

By johnboy 23 November 2008 30

Saw these two this morning trimming the grass in an Ainslie park on Officer Crescent.

Pests I know, but still magical in the right context.

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ultramelon 5:06 pm 24 Nov 08

There are always kangaroos outside the science block at my school.
Last week a brown snake decided to join the bush part but ate all the guests

Granny 2:10 pm 24 Nov 08

I’m too old to start eating foreign native beasties now, Gungahlin Al – oh, that’s right – we’re too old!!


willo 2:08 pm 24 Nov 08

well they were still eating humans up there in the 1950’s…….

Gungahlin Al 2:06 pm 24 Nov 08

outsiders can eat it with the islanders if invited but only the islanders can kill them

What – the outsiders? “You can try it, but then I’ll have to kill you.”


Granny 2:06 pm 24 Nov 08

Good grief!! Surely they’re not allowed to kill the mainland aboriginals!

Gungahlin Al 2:05 pm 24 Nov 08

My votes are for possum (New Zealand specialty), wallaby (Tassie), and emu.

Kanga bangers from Coles are near impossible to do well, but the preprepared kanga roast is quite passable, and dirt cheap.

Granny, it’s good for the environment – stuff all methane from roos, and it’s good for human health – lean and the roo is much further removed evolutionarily from humans than the domestic livestock, so the chance of disease like mad cow jumping over to humans is vastly reduced.

On the question of pests, roos are not pests per se. But excess numbers concentrated in certain areas do make those ones pests. Same applies for noisy miners almost everywhere, wombats in some situations, etc etc. Unfortunately the artificial environments we create in our suburbs and farms sometimes create perfect breeding environments for single species – at the expense of all the others…

willo 2:02 pm 24 Nov 08

outsiders can eat it with the islanders if invited but only the islanders can kill them…….this goes for mainland aboriginals and other native wildlife as well…..

astrojax 1:55 pm 24 Nov 08

isn’t there some sort of treaty regulation allows traditional inhabitants of TI to imbibe turtle (and dugongs), but not outsiders, willo?

i wanna second the call to croc. yum.

willo 1:21 pm 24 Nov 08

cranky said :

Another vote for sea turtle. One bit will taste like fish, the next like chicken. Great when ‘cooked’ overnight in lemon juice.

yea..not bad but my favourite was one time in torres strait when the islanders butchered a huge turtle then used the shell as a pot on hot coals and made a soup containing the turtle and a host of other seafood….took bout 12hrs to cook and was absolutely beautiful……..

astrojax 1:14 pm 24 Nov 08

new true blue Zoo Poo

and hooroo to you, too. ooh! roo stew; true, who knew?


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