Where do the kangaroo heads go?

gladbag 7 January 2008 22

I live out of town. Last week coming out of my driveway, I noticed a car stopped on the public road next to my gate, about 500m away, didn’t think much of it. However, driving out of my driveway, I noticed a new road kill, and it’s head had been chopped off. Previously I have noticed other roadkill on the side of the road missing their heads, however, I could never be sure that it was not part of the accident. This however was definitely post accident.

What I would like to know, and no-one in my office can help me, is what do people do with chopped off kangaroo heads?

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22 Responses to Where do the kangaroo heads go?
gladbag gladbag 4:07 pm 16 Nov 07

Spoke to some Bywong locals yesterday, and they reckon there was a spate of them a few months ago between Wamboin and Queanbeyan and Bungendore and Qbn, as well as some being skinned.

neanderthalsis neanderthalsis 3:39 pm 16 Nov 07

Insurance purposes.

Consider the following , a person making an insurance claim:
“I had an accident, it come out of nowhere and wrecked the front end.”
“did you get the number plate and make of the at fault party?”
“No, but I got his head.”

ant ant 9:51 pm 15 Nov 07

Well, all the roos on the side of the road here definitely still have their heads on.

Typsy McStaggers Typsy McStaggers 2:04 pm 15 Nov 07

There is absolutely NO chance people are ‘paid by the head’!

Thumper Thumper 1:05 pm 15 Nov 07

Good thinking 99..

but don’t roo shooters sell the carcasses?

caf caf 12:46 pm 15 Nov 07

Could it be professional roo shooters, paid by the head, supplementing their incomes?

RandomGit RandomGit 12:37 pm 15 Nov 07

I eat them with human livers, fricasse, with a side of lima beans *thlup thlup thlup*

Spitfire3 Spitfire3 11:44 am 15 Nov 07

My guess is hillbilly kids putting them on wooden stakes stuck in the ground outside their cubby houses.

Either that or the local mad scientists at CSIRO are trying to build a supervillain with the mindpower of one thousand roos.

ant ant 11:34 pm 14 Nov 07

I must start to keep an eye on the local roadkill, now you’ve got me thinkin’. (Captain’s Flat road). We get the odd wild pig, too. But they keep their heads on so far.

gladbag gladbag 11:05 pm 14 Nov 07

I thought of the dogmeat option, but the idea of heads lying all over the garden for the dogs to munch on seems a bit strange. The headless one I inspected was in Wamboin, and I have seen them on Sutton road beforehand (but not with closer inspection)

fhakk fhakk 10:57 pm 14 Nov 07

I’ve heard of roos being killed for dogmeat…where are these headless marsupials?

EtFb EtFb 8:59 pm 14 Nov 07

Well, you didn’t think they used battery hens for KFC nuggets, did you? Duh!

ant ant 8:54 pm 14 Nov 07

Something for his dog to chew on? (Yuck). My dogs come back with bits of skin and arms and things, from roos, rabbits, whatever they can find. Chihuahuas remember that they were once Wolves…

Mælinar Mælinar 7:52 pm 14 Nov 07

Soylent Brown ?

barking toad barking toad 4:52 pm 14 Nov 07

kangaroo head soup

electronicshaman electronicshaman 4:29 pm 14 Nov 07

well it’s not like human brains are easily obtained anymore…

Typsy McStaggers Typsy McStaggers 4:14 pm 14 Nov 07

So tempted to make a smart-assed remark about Port Hedland or Highlander but I won’t. Actually, one of Australia’s first known cook-books features a dish called ‘Slippery Bob’, main ingredient being Kangaroo brains cooked slowly in Emu fat. True story, google it. So its either that or random satanism.

Absent Diane Absent Diane 4:08 pm 14 Nov 07

its a sign that world is going to end.. seriously I read it in the bible..

“And he who gaveth the head, tooketh away the head of the beast slain by the metal steed” revelations 20:12

Ari Ari 4:00 pm 14 Nov 07

Recumbent cyclists take them for strange rituals.

Thumper Thumper 3:44 pm 14 Nov 07

I blame speed cameras…

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