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a few kangaroos loose in the top paddock? *snort* 
15th-Feb-2007 02:40 pm
tawny frogmouth
I know I've mentioned once before an incident of a kangaroo in our yard. And, living where we do (right on the boundry between suburbia and rural) doesn't help in our attempts to educate the rest of the world that Australian cities don't in fact have kangaroos and koalas roaming the streets. ;~P

My kids' Primary school used to have a lot of vacant land around it, so it was pretty common for the kids to see roos in the paddock beside their oval and playground. A lot of that land has been turned in to housing now, so the kangaroos had moved to areas without building going on. Or so we thought.

A couple of days ago, my youngest came home from school to tell me that the kangaroos had literally herded all the kids off the oval at lunch time. The smaller ones would circle while the big ones crossed back and forth through the middle until the oval was cleared of children, whereupon they settled down to graze!

I find myself awed at the kangaroos' skill at clearing the oval so they could graze on it, and desperately sad that the drought has forced them to do such a thing.
No kangaroos or children were harmed at all thank goodness.

On a completely different note, I want to give a BIG HUG and thankyou to hill_ for her lovely virtual gift this morning!

And you have to go see mudblood428's beautiful new painting!

Oh! And listen to the latest podcast from http://www.spell-cast.com/! There's a fantastic chat between some of the most awesome artists in fandom!! And I am totally honoured and asqueee that they asked me on too!
Comments 
15th-Feb-2007 09:50 am (UTC)
I was thinking that it sounded a lot like the deer issue here, only here there is almost always someone hurt, the deer or a person.

Can I ask for a translation of "the oval" is that like the lawn or something?
15th-Feb-2007 01:06 pm (UTC)
Commonly it's a football oval, but all sorts of games can be played on it. It's just a large, grassy oval shaped space. You'd probably call it a sports field? Most schools have one if they have the space.

A kangaroo will make a mess of your car if you hit one while driving. And, yes, I daresay it is similar to your deer issue. Kangaroos fill the same ecological niche as deer. :~)
15th-Feb-2007 10:57 pm (UTC)
Oh, well that makes sense. My school doesn't have an oval as were are an urban school.
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