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    Yep, I have seen it. Actually, it was in the German news. My father send me the link to the article... His comment "dangerous neighbourhood"

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    My friends Boxer was killed by a kangaroo. It was probably acting self defense so I don't blame the Kangaroo, but Knuckles (boxer get it?) was always chasing kangaroos and this time he ran off after a kanga and went missing for 2 days. Unfortunately I found him in the lake by our houses. It looked like he had been kicked in the face. I'm guessing he followed the kanagroo into the water and then the kanga turned and decided to fight. Poor Knuckles, he was only 18 months old.
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    Tkay, thats a horrible thing for you to have to witness. Poor knuckles indeed, but have to ask- why the heck was he allowed to chase Roo's anyway?!

    I know Roo's can be very dangerous animals in the wild, but wouldnt think of one 'holding' a dog or any animal for that matter under water! Lucky cattle dog! (& owner!) Could have ended alot worse.

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    Tkay, thats a horrible thing for you to have to witness. Poor knuckles indeed, but have to ask- why the heck was he allowed to chase Roo's anyway?!
    Yes, I know. This dog was always running away. He should have been on a lead but I guess they learned the hard way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tkay View Post
    Yes, I know. This dog was always running away. He should have been on a lead but I guess they learned the hard way.
    Very sad Tkay

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    The same thing happened to my father-in-law's dogs.. He was fencing, and his 2 dogs took off after a roo. When they didn't come straight back, as they usually do, he followed them and ended up at the dam. The roo was standing in the water. No sign of the dogs. Then he noticed the bubbles in the water. He grabbed a large tree branch, waded out and gave the roo a good whack. It jumped back and the 2 dogs came spluttering to the surface. He'd had one trapped under each foot! Luckily the roo took off in the other direction, and the dogs were shaky but ok. It's more common than you think! I'd say it ended up in the paper this time as the man was attacked too, and had to go to hosp.

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    I saw this on the news last night, freaky thought! I had no idea roo's could be so violent!
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    I watched the story on the news last night & tbh i think there's more to the story than the dog owner is letting on, maybe the roo acted in self defense & would'nt surprise me if he's dog did attack or chase the roo. The dog owner should have been more responsible & not let he's dog chase or harm PROTECTED NATIVE ANIMALS & the owner should be held accountable for he's dogs actions etc..

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoodiesGirl View Post
    I saw this on the news last night, freaky thought! I had no idea roo's could be so violent!
    Ohhh yes. My son once got between a joey and it's mother, the dog intervened and gave him time to get away. At times too, in our small town, people walking on the oval get attacked. A friend of mine had a roo come at her when walking her dog on it's leash. Scary stuff as they can disembowel.

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