VIDEO Man saves his dog from grips of death (dog vs. kangaroo)

Kathy in FL

Has No Life - Lives on TB
Roos, Emus, and Ostriches are bad dudes. They might not seem like it but they can be deadly. I worked at Busch Gardens in Tampa for a couple of years and the zookeepers were more concerned about those than the white tigers. The tigers you knew could be badass but new zookeepers always seemed to have to learn the hard way about the crazier animals.
 

hunybee

Veteran Member
Roos, Emus, and Ostriches are bad dudes. They might not seem like it but they can be deadly. I worked at Busch Gardens in Tampa for a couple of years and the zookeepers were more concerned about those than the white tigers. The tigers you knew could be badass but new zookeepers always seemed to have to learn the hard way about the crazier animals.

yes.

unpredictable is the word.

those three animals can be difficult to read if you are not trained to see the signs, and since everyone looks at them as sweet and cute animals, they don't give them enough respect. a tiger you KNOW can kill you or hurt you and you stay away from. lol
 

WalknTrot

Veteran Member
Good grief. Click-bait abounds.

I dunno. The dog looked comfy. Big wirey dog like that could have shredded the roo if he wasn't. Are kangaroos well known dog stranglers or something?

Guess Aussies aren't armed out in the boonies either. Gads...at least carry a baseball bat. Tools make us human.
 

Doc1

Veteran Member
Roos, Emus, and Ostriches are bad dudes. They might not seem like it but they can be deadly. I worked at Busch Gardens in Tampa for a couple of years and the zookeepers were more concerned about those than the white tigers. The tigers you knew could be badass but new zookeepers always seemed to have to learn the hard way about the crazier animals.
I've never tangled with a roo or an ostrich - nor do I want to - but, believe it or not, in southern Africa ostriches are grown for meat on large farms. Yes, they have a reputation for being dangerous. In the US we have beef jerky. In southern Africa, they have "biltong" which is very similar, but cut much thicker. Really good biltong might be .5" to .75" thick and still be slightly pink and soft in the center.

Now, believe it or not, they also have ostrich biltong which is widely sold in convenience stores and butcher shops!

Best
Doc
 

Imrik

Veteran Member
I have eaten both ostrich burger and scrambled ostrich eggs. Not bad really. Though I didn’t tell the ex what she was eating until after the fact. :D. I kinda liked the shade of green on her face.
 

IronMan 2

Contributing Member
Red Kangaroos can grow to over six feet tall and have HUGE claws on those STRONG back legs. ALL roos and wallabies use the same method of fighting; grip with the forelegs and rake with the hind. Those back claws can and do disembowel.
 

Dennis Olson

Chief Curmudgeon
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I still can’t believe that the Aussies, who I’ve always idolized as the most fiercely independent in the world, allowed themselves to be disarmed and emasculated by a WOMAN-LED government.
 
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