Forums

 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages 
Phantom Kangaroo

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Fortean Times Message Board Forum Index -> Notes and Queries
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
kamalktkOffline
Great Old One
Joined: 05 Feb 2011
Total posts: 974
Gender: Unknown
PostPosted: 25-12-2013 16:07    Post subject: Phantom Kangaroo Reply with quote

I expected to find an existing thread on phantom kangaroo, but a search turned up none. If there is one, can this be merged into it?

Anyway, phantom kangaroo sightings in the US are somewhat akin to ABC sightings.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phantom_kangaroo#United_States

Only this time the sighting was on video, and clear enough it's obviously a kangaroo or relative.
http://www.kjrh.com/news/local-news/hunter-andrew-rice-posts-video-on-facebook-of-kangaroo-while-goose-hunting-near-adair-oklahoma
Back to top
View user's profile 
Zilch5Offline
Vogon Poet
Joined: 08 Nov 2007
Total posts: 1568
Location: Western Sydney, Australia
Gender: Male
PostPosted: 27-12-2013 01:50    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nothing phantom there - that's a proper Roo and I would guess an Eastern Grey.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastern_grey_kangaroo
Back to top
View user's profile 
escargot1Offline
Joined: 24 Aug 2001
Total posts: 13578
Location: Farkham Hall
Age: 5
Gender: Female
PostPosted: 27-12-2013 08:24    Post subject: Reply with quote

We had a thread on 'roo sightings. It's probably still bouncing around somewhere. Wink

That's a great video, no doubt at all what's going on. Not like your average blurry Sasquatch sighting.
Back to top
View user's profile 
MercuryCrestOffline
The Severed Head Of A
Joined: 24 Mar 2003
Total posts: 695
Location: Floating down the Ganges
Age: 34
Gender: Male
PostPosted: 28-12-2013 20:56    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a handful of scanned newspaper articles on kangaroos spotted in Wisconsin.

I should dig those up and post 'em sometime.
Back to top
View user's profile Visit poster's website 
skinnyOffline
Roaring Fortean
Joined: 30 May 2010
Total posts: 563
Location: Adelaide
Age: 43
Gender: Male
PostPosted: 29-12-2013 08:34    Post subject: Reply with quote

It looks like a stunt. My guess is that the rednecks released the roo to cross the screen for whatever benefit they hope to achieve online. These animals are not acclimatised to icy landscapes and the animal probably escaped its captors to die painfully in the freezing weather. God knows where they got a roo from.
Back to top
View user's profile 
ramonmercadoOffline
Psycho Punk
Joined: 19 Aug 2003
Total posts: 21090
Location: Dublin
Gender: Male
PostPosted: 29-12-2013 12:12    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wallabies on an Island off Dublin.

http://www.seandalaiocht.com/1/post/2010/07/archaeological-wallabies-on-lambay-island.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lambay_Island

http://blather.net/blather/2004/02/kangaroos_in_the_dublin_mounta.html
Back to top
View user's profile 
Anome_Offline
Faceless Man
Joined: 23 May 2002
Total posts: 4878
Location: Left, and to the back.
Age: 46
Gender: Male
PostPosted: 29-12-2013 21:19    Post subject: Reply with quote

skinny wrote:
It looks like a stunt. My guess is that the rednecks released the roo to cross the screen for whatever benefit they hope to achieve online. These animals are not acclimatised to icy landscapes and the animal probably escaped its captors to die painfully in the freezing weather. God knows where they got a roo from.

Actually, the Eastern Grey is quite common in the Snowy Mountains region, even in Winter. And escaped macropods have been quite successful in the British Isles, as shown above. So I don't think it's in that much danger.

Also, I'm having some difficulty imagining how they kept the kangaroo under control until they released it. They can't have just held onto it. Something that size would do a fair bit of damage to anyone holding it against its will. Did they have it in a cage?

Finally, assuming it was staged, where on Earth did they get hold of a kangaroo to perform this stunt with? I don't think they're particularly common in pet stores over there, and buying one on the black market is probably expensive. At best, I'd say they might have been able to catch one that was hopping around wild already (although, as I mentioned, restraining a roo that doesn't want to be restrained is not particularly easy) and staged the video that way.
Back to top
View user's profile Visit poster's website 
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Fortean Times Message Board Forum Index -> Notes and Queries All times are GMT
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group