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Lions, tigers, and kangaroos?

Old 02-01-18, 09:38 AM
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Lions, tigers, and kangaroos?

Mates, not sure if you guys have seen this one…be careful cycling in the Land Down Under..

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Old 02-01-18, 11:39 AM
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Darned oversized rats. Worse than our armadillos.
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Friend of mine tweeted that a couple days ago - I was surprised to see it on CNN's website the next day.

Yeah, about as cute and about as dangerous and dumb as deer. Probably about the same mass and velocity too.

Deer are frequently in groups of 2-or 3 though so sometimes you get a warning - if you see one deer you look for the others... sometimes the bigger ones make the little ones go first to check for danger.

https://vimeo.com/135195488



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Old 02-01-18, 08:49 PM
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I saw this clip on CNN too (I think), the news anchor kept raving about the kangaroo, i.e. how high it jump, how agile it's moves were, etc. After fawning over the kangaroo, she then informed her listening audience "..I know you're concerned, however I'm happy to report the kangaroo was not hurt" then after a few seconds delay, "..oh yeah, the cyclist was spared any serious injury." She's saying this as the kangaroo merrily hops away and the cyclist is lying on the pavement motionless.

BTW, I read somewhere the cyclist did break her collarbone, but nothing serious, right?

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Old 02-01-18, 09:29 PM
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So you got a two-fer on one ride, deer and snake! After the deer crossed, "...watch for the other one!" EXACTLY!!!
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Kangaroos are mean, stupid, plentiful, delicious and make excellent boots with paper thin but extremely tough hides.

Three out of five ain't bad.
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Originally Posted by DiabloScott
Deer are frequently in groups of 2-or 3 though so sometimes you get a warning - if you see one deer you look for the others... sometimes the bigger ones make the little ones go first to check for danger.
And sometimes mom is first followed by a fawn (or fawns). Always look for more.

During rutting season, a doe running is often followed by a buck.


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Death awaits us all with nasty, big, pointy teeth.


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Originally Posted by mr_bill
Death awaits us all with nasty, big, pointy teeth.

bun

They are many, we are few.

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Was that a bunny rabbit?
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Originally Posted by dhender02
Was that a bunny rabbit?
Yup. Eastern Cottontail, aka hawk food.

Buns are worse than squirrels, since there are more buns than squirrels and they are hopping about while the squirrels have said I've had enough for today and are up in their nests.

On the other hand, even though buns zigzag more, they can only change direction when they are on the ground.

Also, while we don't have Magpies, we've got ducks. After going off camera, it went after my helmet, but only once.



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Mr. Bill, those are great. I need to leave my camera on at all times
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daughter has been seeing some things in Australia not seen in MA. a Koala warning sign & a Dingo on the beach!
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