KO'd by a Kanga

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  1. zhuk

    zhuk New Member

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    Jogger knocked out by boxing kangaroo

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    Mt Ainslie, Canberra


    March 19, 2010 - 4:07PM

    Even after years playing football, David Striegl had never got into a fight - until he was knocked out cold by a rogue kangaroo.


    Mr Striegl, 25, was running up Canberra's Mount Ainslie during his lunchbreak on Thursday and did not think twice when he spotted one of the resident roos nearby.

    The bushland reserve in the nation's capital is popular with joggers and cyclists, and assaults by the marsupials who share the mountain are rare.

    Mr Striegl was knocked unconscious and remembers little about the attack.

    "I turned around and before I knew it, it took a swipe at my face," he said.

    A passing motorist roused the dazed and bloody victim and took him to hospital. After x-rays and a tetanus shot he was able to go home with only a black eye to show for the encounter.


    But he has now become something of legend at his corporate real estate office, where he returned to work the next day to discover he had a new nickname - "Skippy".

    "I didn't want to wait til Monday to face the music," he said. "The main thing they've been asking is whether I got one (punch) back on the roo.

    "I can't even say that, because one punch and it put me to the floor. All my years of playing football and never a fight, and then I have a fight with a kangaroo."

    So will Mr Striegl be running back to the area any time soon and risk a second round?

    "Yeah, a few guys from work said they might come with me though," he laughed.


    The attack comes a year after a crazed kangaroo crashed through a sleeping family's window at Garran, in Canberra's south, before going on a rampage through their home.

    Beat Ettlin, his partner Verity Beman and their nine-year-old daughter Beatrix hid under blankets as the two-metre high animal jumped on top of them and gouged holes and their furniture.

    Mr Ettlin eventually wrestled the thrashing animal and dragged it out of the house, saving his family from serious injury.


    Jogger knocked out by boxing kangaroo


    Definately not a 'cute & cuddly' animal, contrary to what many tourists think:

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    Well that was kinda inevitable. He's never gonna live it down now lol
     
  2. Brad

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    What are the odds???:eek:
     

  3. orangello

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    Close enough to a deer for me to severly dislike them. I wonder how much trouble he would be in if he were to go back with a pipe full of lead shot to smack that thing down.
     
  4. zhuk

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    More trouble than you can imagine. Not only for killing protected wildlife, but for discharging a firearm illegally on public land...you could kiss your gun, licence & freedom goodbye in one simple hit :rolleyes:


    This guy couldn't have known...but jogging was probably one of the most threatening things he could have been doing (from a roo's point of view):



    Kangaroos (Department of Environment and Resource Management)
     
  5. Ubergopher

    Ubergopher New Member

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    Zhuk, let me fix that for you...

     
  6. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    Z, i was really thinking more of an actual pipe with lead shot in it for weight, given the firearms restrictions there, but had it been me or a friend who got socked, a shotty would've seemed pretty appropriate. :)
    I think we need a Kangaroo pic in this thread:
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    This one seems more friendly. :D



    Z, do NOT go making yourself a loaded pipe for smacking things; i would hate to hear you were posting from jail. :)
     
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  7. zhuk

    zhuk New Member

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    Yeah, a loaded weighty pipe would be pretty dodgy, heh. And who knows? maybe the Feds have got some squad of killer roos trained up somewhere lol


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  8. Shihan

    Shihan Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Then you can have one of these neat little coin pouches.
     

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  9. zhuk

    zhuk New Member

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    Or at least the 'matching pair', for authenticity :p


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    hahaha
     
  10. spittinfire

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  11. zhuk

    zhuk New Member

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    Hell no!

    Whoa :eek:


    You could fit an entire Luxembourgian village in that thing lol