Michael and I watching some local boxing kangaroos.
Note: This is a repost (sorry about the terrible camera work 😉 )
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boxing kangaroos, Hervey Bay, video, youtube
February 5, 2012 at 2:22 pm
Note: I’ve reposted this for some newer visitors to the blog (my apologies to those who have already seen it).
February 5, 2012 at 5:00 pm
You can post this several times a week if you wish. It evokes such delight!
February 6, 2012 at 9:30 am
haha thanks squirrel 🙂
February 5, 2012 at 7:39 pm
Shouldn’t the judges be facing the contest? And where’s the ref?
February 6, 2012 at 9:31 am
yes, there seems to be a disinterest from the sidelines Martin (I think the ref skipped out for a quick lunch 😉 )
February 5, 2012 at 11:59 pm
Utterly amazing! That is one view we do not get in our garden. Monkeys, mongooses, and ibis, yes. Nothing like that, though!
February 6, 2012 at 9:33 am
those animals sound pretty cool – would love me some monkeys in the garden – haha – thanks for stopping by colonialist 🙂
February 6, 2012 at 1:29 am
How many people can have such entertainment in their own front yard…thanks for sharing.
February 6, 2012 at 9:35 am
It is not your average viewing Charles – this doesn’t happen too regularly in the front of the house (thank goodness, because they make quite a racket, especially at night – grunting and coughing) – maybe once or twice a year.
February 6, 2012 at 4:59 am
I may have told you this before, but I was attacked by a big Eastern Grey a few years ago and bear the scars. I can tell you the ‘boxing’ moves are attempts to grab the opponent’s head. If that succeeds the next move is to rip the belly open with a big toenail. Some of the displays we see are ‘sparring’, not serious attempts to disable a rival but I advise anyone to keep well clear when big males are vying to be top roo!
February 6, 2012 at 9:37 am
Yes, I do remember that story you told us Stafford 🙂 I wouldn’t go close to them, that’s for sure – we were safe where we were. People have been hurt in the town (very rarely) by fighting kangaroos – one sparring pair of kangaroos burst through an elderly man’s front door one night and there was blood everywhere (it was in the papers).
February 6, 2012 at 12:22 pm
I still love this video and remain jealous that you have kangaroos in your neighbourhood. The closest I come is that plaster one in my neighbour Edna’s garden, all weater-beaten and leaning to the left. LOL. Love the kangas!!!
February 6, 2012 at 12:50 pm
haha – the plaster kanga is just not cutting it 😉
February 6, 2012 at 5:33 pm
lovely to watch this again Gabe!
February 7, 2012 at 9:45 am
thanks Graham – I have a tripod now so next time I will get rid of the shakes 😉
February 7, 2012 at 7:11 pm
The mirror neurons kicked in with that kick by the sounds of things, haha
February 8, 2012 at 8:58 am
hahaha – I think so bluebee 🙂
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