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Kangaroo in my horses paddock

Post by Lalioka » Tue Feb 09, 2010 1:30 am

The other day I went to get my horse from the paddock and there eating my horse's hay was a kangaroo. Kangaroos are really common in Australia but having one in my horses paddock is just plain weird, usually they will jump away from such big animals. Anyway I went to get my horse ignoring the fact there was a kangaroo as I knew it would jump over the fence and go back into the bush, well I was wrong. It just kept eating the hay and eying me. My horse didn't care she's shared her paddock with cows, sheep, goats, a lizard and a mule. So I lead my horse out of the paddock only to have the kangaroo follow me and my horse. It ended up following us all way to the stables, which is a bit of a distance. Putting my horse in her stable, brushing her, mucking out and giving her more hay, this Kangaroo sat there watching me the whole time. Ok weird. I left my horse and the kangaroo which was still watching me as I left and rang the RSPCA (basically animal rehomeing and control) I find out it's an escaped kangaroo from the local wildlife park that was reported missing. One of the funniest days of my life.
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Post by wq47 HawkTail » Tue Feb 09, 2010 8:57 pm

Wow, very interesting! It must be very lucky for you to have seen one at such a short distance. I have never seen a Kangaroo, only on T.V. :wink:
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Post by Koa » Tue Feb 09, 2010 9:40 pm

Lalioka wrote:The other day I went to get my horse from the paddock and there eating my horse's hay was a kangaroo. Kangaroos are really common in Australia but having one in my horses paddock is just plain weird, usually they will jump away from such big animals. Anyway I went to get my horse ignoring the fact there was a kangaroo as I knew it would jump over the fence and go back into the bush, well I was wrong. It just kept eating the hay and eying me. My horse didn't care she's shared her paddock with cows, sheep, goats, a lizard and a mule. So I lead my horse out of the paddock only to have the kangaroo follow me and my horse. It ended up following us all way to the stables, which is a bit of a distance. Putting my horse in her stable, brushing her, mucking out and giving her more hay, this Kangaroo sat there watching me the whole time. Ok weird. I left my horse and the kangaroo which was still watching me as I left and rang the RSPCA (basically animal rehomeing and control) I find out it's an escaped kangaroo from the local wildlife park that was reported missing. One of the funniest days of my life.

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Post by Sundance_Wolf » Tue Feb 09, 2010 10:01 pm

Wow, both you and your horse are brave. I would be screaming my head off if I walked outside and saw a kangaroo xD
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Re: Kangaroo in my horses paddock

Post by Sintact » Wed Feb 10, 2010 9:42 am

Really? That is indeed uncommon and really interesting. Is the kangaroo still around your house? Maybe it decides to stay there with your horse and eat its hay.

Here is some information about kangaroos you should read if you are interested; http://www.australianwildlife.com.au/ka ... cialsystem

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Post by shadowwolf2234 » Wed Feb 10, 2010 10:04 am

That's really cool, but be careful, kangaroos can be extremely dangerous, if I'm not mistaken they have sharp claws on their feet, not to mention extreme leg strength, but since you live in Australia I'm sure you know this ;)
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Post by Lalioka » Thu Feb 11, 2010 5:07 am

Unfortunately the kangaroo had to be taken back to it's owners after 3 days and a vet check. lol I wish it could stay is it liked my horse and loves hay. It was weird having a Kangaroo following me all day, but their not uncommon (lol Australia is over populated with them) and it was actually really cute as I fed her apples and hay.
Still I'm happy it went back home, but I will never forget her. Her names Kira, found out she escaped during a small burn-off (burning bushland/grass to help stop the outbreak of fire during a bushfire) so she must of panicked and bolted to my horse's paddock. I miss her already :(
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Re: Kangaroo in my horses paddock

Post by Morgrin » Sat Feb 13, 2010 1:34 pm

Thats really cool. Im surprised it wasm't scared of you or your horse. And following you, thats a great exspirence on your part. :3
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Post by Wolf Runner1 » Sat Feb 13, 2010 3:09 pm

Wow, that's cute! How weird that it showed up at your house huh? Good thing you found the place where it belongs. :wink:
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Post by wolfzrule555 » Sat Feb 13, 2010 3:22 pm

aww, that is so cute good job you found it as it living the park all its life probably meant it didnt know how to live in the wild, hence it muching on your horses hay :) hope it got home to the park safely i wonder if itll bring some friends over some time :)
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Post by Nightskydapple » Sat Mar 13, 2010 5:35 pm

Ohh A kangaroo? I get them alot on my uncle's farm, they are pretty good tempered since they know my uncle and would let him pet them. They get along well with the sheep I think... (why the sheep?)
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Re: Kangaroo in my horses paddock

Post by Rullien » Sat Mar 13, 2010 6:12 pm

WOW! I Can't imagine seeing a real, live kangaroo in my backyard! I live in the U.S. so it would be extremely uncommon and... well... awkward... (LOL!) :D
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Post by Adalae » Sat Mar 13, 2010 7:05 pm

I want to go to Australia xD

That's adorable that she followed you around =P
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Post by Nightskydapple » Sat Mar 13, 2010 9:32 pm

lol, we saw some today, well two. They were following the sheep today :?
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Re: Kangaroo in my horses paddock

Post by Adalae » Sat Mar 13, 2010 9:48 pm

Nightskydapple wrote:lol, we saw some today, well two. They were following the sheep today :?
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