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Sleeping kangaroo update.

I may have mentioned before that the "sleeping kangaroo" hadn’t actually gone but was dragged off to the side the road (probably by foxes or wild dogs). I was hoping that it got eaten pretty quick as I really wasn’t looking forward to the smell. My wish was granted.

I got back from the Coast yesterday arvo and was surprised that there wasn’t much of a smell, in fact there was none. So I went to check it out (don’t worry, there won’t be any photos, well sort of) and was even more surprised when I discovered that all that was left was the skeleton, not even any fur. That’s a total of six days from when it was hit until it was nothing but bones.

I’m thinking that carnivores ate the bulk of it, but the birds have been at it too (I’ve seen them). In any event the carcass was stripped bare. Bentley was a bit peeved that he missed out.

This was all that was left of anything with meat, so he grabbed it….

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That big claw you may be able to see (you might have to click on the photo) is a Kangaroo’s main weapon, apart from flight. Contrary to popular belief, there is no such thing as a naturally occurring boxing kangaroo.  This misconception is due to the stupid sideshow acts of the 50s and 60s.

When challenged, they rear up and balance themselves with one hind leg and their tail while slashing with the other hind leg. They have been known to disembowel people (tourists and locals) stupid enough to treat them as a joke (usually as a result of seeing old footage of ‘roos in a boxing ring).

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