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Old 07-19-2008, 07:59 AM
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Woman attacked by kangaroo!

SYDNEY, Australia - An elderly woman was attacked by a large kangaroo on a farm in Australia and was lucky to be alive after a pet dog leapt to her aid, her son said Saturday.

The 6-foot-5-inch kangaroo lunged without warning at 65-year-old Rosemary Neal as she went to check on some horses in a paddock on the property near Mudgee, 160 miles northwest of Sydney on Friday, son Darren Neal said.

The kangaroo "just jumped up and launched straight at her," Darren Neal said. "He hit her once and she just dropped and rolled. My dog heard her screaming and bolted down and chased him off.

"It wasn't for the dog she'd probably be dead."


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God bless the dog!
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Old 07-19-2008, 08:08 AM
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Oh thank Goodness for her dog. 6'5ft kangeroo is huge!! Most Kangeroos I have ever encountered luckily have jumped away happily, but I have heard of these aggressive ones......
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Old 07-19-2008, 08:41 AM
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Skippy gone wild!
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Old 07-19-2008, 08:53 AM
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That brings a new meaning to the boxing Kangaroo .

Seriously I am happy that the lady is okay, hurrah for her dog.
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Old 07-19-2008, 08:56 AM
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And people think me mean because i eat roo!
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Old 07-21-2008, 06:06 AM
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You shouldnt be eating them mate..they are full of worms..its not as though they are farmed down her..they are harvested straight out of the paddock...you wont see many Aussies that will eat roo meat.
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Old 07-21-2008, 06:09 AM
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You shouldnt be eating them mate..they are full of worms..its not as though they are farmed down her..they are harvested straight out of the paddock...you wont see many Aussies that will eat roo meat.


i ate it once in Oz!
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Old 07-21-2008, 06:10 AM
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Ostrich is ok, right?
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Old 07-21-2008, 07:06 AM
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i ate it once in Oz!
Yeah..they sell it to the tourists because the locals wont touch it
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Old 07-21-2008, 07:07 AM
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Ostrich is ok, right?
We dont have them here,we do have a few emus running around though
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Old 07-21-2008, 07:10 AM
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Old 07-21-2008, 08:26 AM
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Yeah..they sell it to the tourists because the locals wont touch it
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Old 07-21-2008, 08:27 AM
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Old 07-21-2008, 08:57 AM
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Gosh, how scary! I've never heard of a kangaroo attack before.
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Old 07-27-2008, 04:11 AM
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I think the lesson here is don't mess with Skippy.
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Old 07-27-2008, 04:42 AM
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Kangaroos will chase a dog into a dam or creek then prevent them from getting out....doggy tires then drowns....
I will soon be an expert on Kangas as my new property has millions of them...
'Poor max and Hueggy bear...
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Old 07-27-2008, 04:53 AM
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Theres only one thing for it Kazz...plenty of roo stew on the menu.....
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Old 07-27-2008, 05:01 AM
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Theres only one thing for it Kazz...plenty of roo stew on the menu.....
Hi Dingo...noooooo..those things are worm farms on legs.
How are you?P.s nice to see you safe and well....
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Old 07-27-2008, 02:06 PM
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I hear they have a heck of a right hook!
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Old 07-28-2008, 03:07 AM
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I hear they have a heck of a right hook!
Its their hind legs that do the damage, they balance on their tail and whack you with their hind legs, it sure packs a mean blow.
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Old 07-28-2008, 03:35 AM
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Its their hind legs that do the damage, they balance on their tail and whack you with their hind legs, it sure packs a mean blow.

Yep they use their claws to rip open the belly . . . . not very nice

to miss quote Breaker Morant (now there's a case of legal injustice)

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Old 07-28-2008, 04:36 AM
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Yep they use their claws to rip open the belly . . . . not very nice

to miss quote Breaker Morant (now there's a case of legal injustice)

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Old 07-28-2008, 08:16 AM
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Yeah..they sell it to the tourists because the locals wont touch it
Exactly.
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