One of them was followed by CCTV into the CBD* - this kangaroo meant business!
Have a look at these videos and article:
- "Kangaroo enjoys Adelaide streets under lockdown-South Austrailia [sic]" [video, 0'23"], YouTube channel Infotainment, 20 April 2020:
If you need any proof that kangaroos can cause havoc: this kangaroo had all the streets to itself and still managed to almost collide with the one and only car to come through at the time!
This video continues on from where the first video left off:
- "Australia coronavirus lockdown: Kangaroo hops through empty Adelaide streets" [video 0'34"], British Broadcasting Corporation, 20 April 2020:
- "Australian kangaroo spotted hopping through eerie Adelaide streets" [online article], Reuters, 20 April 2020:
It comes as no surprise to learn that land on which Adelaide stands was originally called "Tarntanya" by the Kaurna people which means "red kangaroo place".
This is a video of the same footage but better resolution by the ABC:
- "Kangaroo hops through empty streets in Adelaide" [video 0'42"], Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 30 April 2020:
I will leave you with some fun, close-up footage of a mob of kangaroos who know how to train the local humans in Perth, Western Australia:
- "It is common for kangaroos to be spotted hopping through the bar at the John Forrest Wildflower Tavern." [video 2'37"], Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 29 March 2020:
Please be aware that kangaroos are wild animals. It is not advisable to feed wild kangaroos. It is dangerous for humans and it can be harmful for kangaroos to become dependent on humans.
It is currently 'joey season'. Kangaroos are on the move seeking food and water. Unfortunately, they sometimes get too close to roads and vehicles.
If you accidentally hit a kangaroo and it is safe to stop, check the kangaroo's condition and check the pouch for joeys and contact a wildlife carer or authorities. If you can get the kangaroo to a wildlife carer as soon as possible, it can save the life of the joey even if the mother does not survive.
CBD: Central Business District
CCTV: Closed-circuit television
Related Posts on Lupey Loops
"A Few Roos Loose in the Top Paddock", 8 May 2020: https://lupeyloops.blogspot.com/2020/05/a-few-roos-loose-in-top-paddock.html?showComment=1589122191185#c5081911716269040164
"Kangaroo Hopping Down the Street", [video, 36" duration], 14 December 2011, published on YouTube, Lupey Loops [channel], 8 May 2020: https://youtu.be/MBdbdKmEGj8
City of Adelaide, "General Information", Explore Adelaide [web page], accessed 11 May 2020:
Lewis Yerloburka O'Brien & Mandy Paul, "Kaurna People", SA History Hub [web site], History Trust of South Australia, accessed 11 May 2020: http://sahistoryhub.com.au/subjects/kaurna-people
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