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JohnKelly

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Aussie Hunter Saves Dog From Kangaroo
« on: September 19, 2020, 07:36:38 AM »
Had it not for the intervention of the bloke the dog would have been gutted,

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FIRT7lf8byw

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Re: Aussie Hunter Saves Dog From Kangaroo
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2020, 05:48:08 AM »
Weird, cii oh a Iíve year of people saving Roos from dingoes or dawgs
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Re: Aussie Hunter Saves Dog From Kangaroo
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2020, 06:08:09 AM »
Weird, cii oh a Iíve year of people saving Roos from dingoes or dawgs

 :hi: - Welcome to the forum Dommmo, I note from your profile you are from California; you are joining a list of Irish, English, Scottish, Welsh, Canadians, Americans, Australians and New Zealanders to name a few; all with a connection to Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Yes in regards to the Kangaroo especially the buck, they can be quite dangerous and with dogs they can be very cunning.

As an example, if there is deep water around such as a rural dam, the buck roo will coax the dog to follow it into the dam and then push the dog under the water and drown it.

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« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2020, 06:17:38 AM »
Yes we have a family legend about an aunt  who moved to the middle of Oz, and was advised by local to get roo bars, but had no idea what they were talking about, until she hit a big red....
I actually saw roos up close at our world famous zoo, where you can walk into their enclosure, the  wee ones, not the big boxers.
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Re: Aussie Hunter Saves Dog From Kangaroo
« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2020, 06:18:33 AM »
Iím sure he Roos has to develop defenses against dingoes which work against hounds too
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Re: Aussie Hunter Saves Dog From Kangaroo
« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2020, 07:07:31 AM »
Yes we have a family legend about an aunt  who moved to the middle of Oz, and was advised by local to get roo bars, but had no idea what they were talking about, until she hit a big red....
I actually saw roos up close at our world famous zoo, where you can walk into their enclosure, the  wee ones, not the big boxers.

Yes, Roo Bars are essential especially if you are travelling rural roads at night or going bush.

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Re: Aussie Hunter Saves Dog From Kangaroo
« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2020, 07:10:41 AM »
Legend is she guessed they were referring to ď rhubarb...😝. We donít have much of that big game here, I live near the coast, but plenty of coyotes at night. And once in a while a puma takes a pet 😎
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Re: Aussie Hunter Saves Dog From Kangaroo
« Reply #7 on: October 10, 2020, 07:12:32 AM »
Where are you in Australia, I mean which City or state?
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« Reply #8 on: October 10, 2020, 07:58:33 AM »
Where are you in Australia, I mean which City or state?

Over the years I have lived/visited all over Australia and a couple of years in SE Asia and finally settled in Victoria,

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I have a sister in Houston and a sister in Toronto; a bit late in the day now but I would have liked to Visit the USA and Canada, mainly the rural part as I am not interested in the big cities.

How about you, have you been around the traps much?

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« Reply #9 on: January 01, 2021, 12:08:53 AM »
Yes a few states, Washington DC AND Washington state, Seattle, NY NY, Florida, Utah Salt Lake City), etc, but I am lucky to be very near Mexico and thatís a wild trip!

Iím sure you, like me,  are trapped by covid!

Coincidentally I was watching a documentary about central Australia today
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« Reply #10 on: January 01, 2021, 12:35:35 AM »
Yes a few states, Washington DC AND Washington state, Seattle, NY NY, Florida, Utah Salt Lake City), etc, but I am lucky to be very near Mexico and thatís a wild trip!

Iím sure you, like me,  are trapped by covid!

Coincidentally I was watching a documentary about central Australia today

In regards to Covid, in comparison to other parts of the world be are doing OK but we do have our moments where clusters hit certain parts of the nation at random. Our main weapon now is Contact Tracing and putting those affected into a fourteen day lock-down.

At the start in early 2020 here in Victoria we were all put into Lock-Down where only essential personnel were allowed out of their homes, with the rest of the population only allowed out for medical reasons or to buy essential food items. Masks were required to be worn when outdoors.

Thankfully these restrictions have been relaxed but the message is that Covid risk is still with us.

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« Reply #11 on: January 01, 2021, 12:39:26 AM »
Iím glad to hear it is not too bad there. I have two in-laws with covid now, both should be in hospital, but only one is, as the hospitals are full here
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Re: Aussie Hunter Saves Dog From Kangaroo
« Reply #12 on: January 10, 2021, 06:55:03 AM »
The punch rocked the boomers head but he never looked like he was going to lose his balance or fall.  They're made from tough stuff.  When I go to Canberra I quite often see them near my brothers house which is in a built up area. They just come down from the hills and bound along the streets.

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Re: Aussie Hunter Saves Dog From Kangaroo
« Reply #13 on: January 10, 2021, 08:58:25 AM »
The punch rocked the boomers head but he never looked like he was going to lose his balance or fall.  They're made from tough stuff.  When I go to Canberra I quite often see them near my brothers house which is in a built up area. They just come down from the hills and bound along the streets.

 :hi: - Welcome to the forum Alan, yes indeed they come in from surrounding bushland especially during drought conditions or bushfires.

I'm always very wary of them, especially when driving on country roads at dawn or dusk, you hit one and your vehicle could be a right off; if they come through the windscreen then you could be a write off.

As you can see in the video they could easily rip a dog/human apart, also with dogs, they will lead chasing dogs into deep water and then drown the dog.

What do you think of Canberra, a very modern city in my book but would have to be the only capital city located in the middle of the bush? :)

Cheers for now.