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Old 06-17-2013, 07:20 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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I'm really baffled by this video. I've always heard that kangaroos can kill a grown man with one swift kick to the gut while they balance on their strong tails. No matter how much these kangaroos have spent around people and are used to being hand fed, they are still wild animals. Accents tell me these folks are from Australia so this surprises me even more. They are showing no fear of being around this huge animal apparently in a public setting. Is there such a thing as a tame kangaroo?

Feeding a massive kangaroo. [VIDEO]
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Old 06-18-2013, 12:32 PM
 
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I'm really baffled by this video. I've always heard that kangaroos can kill a grown man with one swift kick to the gut while they balance on their strong tails. No matter how much these kangaroos have spent around people and are used to being hand fed, they are still wild animals. Accents tell me these folks are from Australia so this surprises me even more. They are showing no fear of being around this huge animal apparently in a public setting. Is there such a thing as a tame kangaroo?

Feeding a massive kangaroo. [VIDEO]
Look at those muscles! When he stands up his chest looks like a gorilla. The lady sounded a little worried as the guy walked away but we don't get to see what happened.
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Old 06-19-2013, 09:43 AM
 
Location: In The South
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Look at those muscles! When he stands up his chest looks like a gorilla. The lady sounded a little worried as the guy walked away but we don't get to see what happened.
This is what I thought, too. Lord, look at the muscles in that thing's arms, chest, and shoulders. Definitely a bit creepy looking when it started following them.
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Old 06-19-2013, 10:20 AM
 
Location: Swiftwater, PA
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While it makes cute pictures; feeding wild animals (like this kangaroo) can lead to the animal's destruction. That is what happens many times over with bear in the US. In PA we give bear three chances. If somebody reports a nuisance bear our Game Commission will come out, trap it and tag the one ear. The second time they will tag the other ear. The third time the bear is euthanized. It is unlawful to feed bears in PA.

The same thing could happen to the kangaroo. If it would aggressive go after the next human feeding and hurt somebody; there is a chance the animal would be destroyed.

There is a good chance that kangaroo was previously hand fed. But animals, like humans, have good and bad days. It is possible that the kangaroo could have a bad hair day the next time it encounters humans. Not everything is predictable in nature.
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Old 06-23-2013, 04:07 PM
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Reminds me of the saying, a fed bear is a dead bear.
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Old 06-23-2013, 08:10 PM
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Imagine if they developed a brain like ours?
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