Kangaroo enjoys deserted Australian city

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2020/04/21/kangaroo-enjoys-deserted-austr.html

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I saw the car coming and thought, “Noooooooooooooo!”

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But then it seemed the kangaroo learned about crosswalks :kangaroo: :children_crossing:

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(@BakaNeko beat you to it: Post your Pet or animal Pics - #3021 by BakaNeko)

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I know, it went from a moment of zen to a mini-suspense film!

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The kangaroo seemed to fade out now and then. Seems the video compresssion algorithm couldn’t quite believe it was really there.

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Australians get really stressed by the thought of crossing a road without a green man showing.

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Thats a weird dog…

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It was bouncing back and forth between Dreamtime and the present :kangaroo:

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Pretty sure some of those are wallabies.

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If I had a Wallaby I’d name it Marcus. Marcus Wallaby

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Literally boing boing

Sound effects remix in 3… 2…

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Look at your water bowl, Marcus Wallaby. It’s em-dee.

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My brain took just a bit too long there to figure out what the red light is actually …

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Video needs a theme song.

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I saw Kangaroos at Melbourne airport during the fires and I wondered if they had been displaced there naturally or by humans looking for temporary habitat for them… Its not something you want near Tullamarine normally.

Adelaide has quite a bit of parkland near the CBD and it doesn’t surprise me that Kangaroos would wander in, looking for food or possibly just a shortcut.

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Car deaths are incredibly common. I don’t think I’ve ever driven to the city without without seeing a couple dead roos on the side of the road. I personally believe it is because they have a lousy turning circle when in motion - as you can see in this near miss.

Have a ‘mob’ of around 50 on my property and never get tired of watching them. I actually do imagine them making the boing boing sound but in reality it’s a very deep thud. The large mails are around 6ft. when standing. Best to give them a very wide birth because it’s the alphas job to protect the mob and will punch on at the drop of a hat.

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