U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Covid-19 Information Page
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Nature
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
 
Old 06-17-2013, 06:20 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
36,497 posts, read 45,474,954 times
Reputation: 47448

Advertisements

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]
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 06-18-2013, 11:32 AM
 
6,441 posts, read 4,558,244 times
Reputation: 13545
Quote:
Originally Posted by no kudzu View Post
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.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-19-2013, 08:43 AM
 
Location: Lafayette, LA
3,518 posts, read 2,892,212 times
Reputation: 8090
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dallas Kitty View Post
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.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-19-2013, 09:20 AM
 
Location: Swiftwater, PA
15,894 posts, read 12,695,051 times
Reputation: 11938
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.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-23-2013, 03:07 PM
bjh
Status: "I know y'all are getting sick of me. :D" (set 8 hours ago)
 
Location: Memphis - home of the king
35,732 posts, read 24,661,667 times
Reputation: 124721
Reminds me of the saying, a fed bear is a dead bear.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-23-2013, 07:10 PM
 
6,615 posts, read 4,929,125 times
Reputation: 1995
Imagine if they developed a brain like ours?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Nature
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2020, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top