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That was Close

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June 09, 2015: A kangaroo has narrowly escaped being hit by a car in South Australia.

A dashcam has captured the stunning moment a lucky kangaroo leaped over a car to avoid a collision on a bush road.

The Nissan Navara was driving along a dirt road in South Australia when a mob of kangaroos began bounding towards it.

Most are seen veering away from the road but one roo seemed to have too much momentum and put extra effort into a lifesaving leap, carrying it over the top of the Navara.

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26 responses to “That was Close

  1. natswans

    July 31, 2015 at 10:45 am

    Clever little chap thank goodness for those lovely legs. Leap high wee friend 🙂

     
    • The Emu

      August 1, 2015 at 7:19 am

      They have a very high leap Sheila, unfortunately a lot along the roads don’t make it.
      Kindest regards.

       
  2. cat

    July 4, 2015 at 8:41 am

    … can’t find u poetry blog, Ian … so here I am … strolling round ur other blog … man o man … the roo video sure is wicked … here in AB we mostly worry about moose cuz their eyes do not reflect headlights when driving in a dark … never hit a moose … yet … but 2 deer, 1 coyote and 1 cat … not too shabby for driving at night for 30 sum years now eh? … smiles … winter in ur country, eh? … keep warm … Love, cat.

     
    • The Emu

      July 4, 2015 at 9:18 am

      Here I am Cat, now stop losing me.
      http://aussieian2010.wordpress.com/
      That’s not a bad Road Kill score you have there Cat, I,ve had plenty of Roos, Wombats, Emu’s, couple of domestic cats that used to piss me off, one school girl for dawling slow, apart from that, not much of noteworthy.
      Cheers.

       
  3. Clowie

    June 18, 2015 at 11:42 am

    That’s amazing!

     
    • The Emu

      June 18, 2015 at 11:51 am

      Thanks for the visit and comment Clowie, I seem to have a few hiccups in getting your posts, will work on it and find out what I am doing wrong.
      Kind regards.

       
  4. Monica

    June 12, 2015 at 3:10 pm

    Wow, Ian! That is one limber kangaroo!

     
    • The Emu

      June 13, 2015 at 4:08 am

      Certainly is Monica, they have very strong legs and can leap in great bounds.
      Best wishes for a beautiful weekend.

       
  5. lscotthoughts

    June 9, 2015 at 10:59 pm

    Wow, good thing they are high jumpers! But seriously, I’m glad no one or no kangaroo was hurt. It always breaks my heart when I see deer lying on the side of the road around here. Sometimes they bolt out, too, without warning and it’s hard to avoid hitting them…Thanks for sharing this, Ian!

     
    • The Emu

      June 10, 2015 at 2:06 am

      Hi Lauren, glad you enjoyed that car cam video, they certainly are high jumpers, they have massive strength in their legs, they are unpredictable on our roads here, we do see a lot on the side of the roads, mainly the result of heavy duty trucks that can’t break quickly.
      Most people do actually see them and can avoid them.
      Regards.
      Ian

       
  6. Sue Dreamwalker

    June 9, 2015 at 12:13 pm

    A Close Encounter of the Roo Kind.. 🙂 Lucky for the kangaroo and the driver, had it hit it could have been a different story for both.

     
    • The Emu

      June 10, 2015 at 2:31 am

      Hi Sue, glad you enjoyed that car cam video, they certainly are high jumpers, they have massive strength in their legs, they are unpredictable on our roads here, we do see a lot on the side of the roads, mainly the result of heavy duty trucks that can’t break quickly.
      Most people do actually see them and can avoid them. I have had numerous encounters with them, thankfully no fatalities Sue.
      Regards.
      Ian

       
  7. prenin

    June 9, 2015 at 11:37 am

    Wow! 🙂

    An amazing animal Ian! 🙂

    God Bless!

    Prenin.

     
    • The Emu

      June 10, 2015 at 2:32 am

      Hi Prenin, glad you enjoyed that car cam video, they certainly are high jumpers, they have massive strength in their legs, they are unpredictable on our roads here, we do see a lot on the side of the roads, mainly the result of heavy duty trucks that can’t break quickly.
      Most people do actually see them and can avoid them. I have hit a few in my time mate, lucky there were no fatalities Prenin.
      Regards.
      Ian

       
  8. GP Cox

    June 9, 2015 at 10:38 am

    Phew!!! That really was a close call!!!

     
    • The Emu

      June 10, 2015 at 2:32 am

      Hi gp, glad you enjoyed that car cam video, they certainly are high jumpers, they have massive strength in their legs, they are unpredictable on our roads here, we do see a lot on the side of the roads, mainly the result of heavy duty trucks that can’t break quickly.
      Most people do actually see them and can avoid them.
      Regards.
      Ian

       
      • GP Cox

        June 10, 2015 at 9:45 am

        I hope so! Thanks to the constant increasing population and widening of streets [more cars] I can name a number of species that were plentiful back in the 50s thru 70s that are no longer seen around here!! It’s sad.

         
        • The Emu

          June 11, 2015 at 4:36 am

          I wrote a post some years back on our Wombats, they are nocturnal specifically because they are blind in daylight, modern roads and speeding cars seem to hit them during the night hours, most locals know to expect them, city tourists don’t understand that they come out at night, and cross roads which were once their natural pathway roads.
          Cheers.
          Ian

           
  9. davidprosser

    June 9, 2015 at 5:30 am

    I wonder if they have 9 lives like a cat. Taking chances like that, this one can’t have many left.
    Hugs

     
    • The Emu

      June 9, 2015 at 7:53 am

      They are a hardy animal mate, have hit a few on the roads at night, they are fast and most hop away unscathed.
      Still see many that don’t survive, mainly from heavy duty truck hits.

       
  10. markbialczak

    June 9, 2015 at 2:21 am

    Hooray for the high-jumping Joey, Ian! Thanks for sharing this clip. Wow!

     
    • The Emu

      June 9, 2015 at 7:54 am

      They are a hardy animal Mark, have hit a few on the roads at night, they are fast and most hop away unscathed.
      Still see many that don’t survive, mainly from heavy duty truck hits.

       
      • markbialczak

        June 9, 2015 at 1:58 pm

        They are like our deer here, Ian, except our furries don’t leap. I have had three incidents, all running into my car. In all of them, the deer got up and ran back into the woods somehow, and I had to get car bodywork done at the shop. 😦

         
        • The Emu

          June 10, 2015 at 2:08 am

          Hi Mark, glad you enjoyed that car cam video they are much like your Deer, damn unpredictable, they certainly are high jumpers, they have massive strength in their legs, they are unpredictable on our roads here, we do see a lot on the side of the roads, mainly the result of heavy duty trucks that can’t break quickly.
          Most people do actually see them and can avoid them. I,ve had numerous encounters of the Roo kind
          Regards.
          Ian

           
  11. cindy knoke

    June 9, 2015 at 1:48 am

    Oh my!!! Remarkable how high they can jump!

     
    • The Emu

      June 9, 2015 at 7:54 am

      They are a hardy animal Cindy, have hit a few on the roads at night, they are fast and most hop away unscathed.
      Still see many that don’t survive, mainly from heavy duty truck hits.

       

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