posted on Apr, 17 2018 @ 05:15 PM
a reply to: Night Star
Kangaroos are tough. There is no such thing as a fat kangaroo. Animals that can jump a six-foot-high fence while doing a thirty-foot leap are not fat.
They are pure muscle, with (unfortunately) very little brain. The average kangaroo is about as smart (??!!) as the average sheep.
I kid you not.
Kangaroos eat grass and whatnot. IOW, they're purely herbivores. An animal does not need to be very smart to eat grass. Its food won't run away and
hide, after all.
Anyway, you most certainly would not want to mess with one, especially if it's a female and she views that you're threatening her baby. It doesn't
matter if you are or not, only her perspective counts. And she'll quite literally jump all over you.
I think the video still lurks on youtube somewhere, but anyway... Some years ago, a female German tourist in Oz wound up in hospital because she
grabbed a Joey (baby kangaroo) by the tail. Moma was not impressed, and entering stage left, she knocked the woman over then jumped up and down on her
several times. Most vigorously, with a few front paw scratches thrown in for good measure.
The tourist spent about six weeks in hospital with broken ribs, lacerations, etc. Moma roo and her baby were fine.
The rule with roos is basically the same as with other, larger mammals: never get between a moma and her baby, and never, ever
little one. If you do, expect to pay with a world of hurt!
That goes for humans, too... And rightly so.
edit on 17/4/18 by JustMike because: (no reason given)