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    I took Banjo and a friends JRT x for a walk at the lake today. It's a safe area with no roads nearby.

    I know there often are kangaroos around there, so we were keeping our eyes open so we could spot them before the dogs did. And my daughter did indeed see the first kangaroo in time for us to call the dogs and put them on the lead. That one kangaroo turned out to be one of a mob of about 30 at least.

    Banjo nearly pulled my arm out of its socket pulling on the lead when she saw them. Thank god for the martingale collar. I managed to get her under control, though it was too late to try to do any "look at that" training.

    My daughter had no problem holding on to the JRT who was yapping at the mob. But unfortunately she had attached his leash to his tag and he managed to pull himself loose. And ended up chasing the kangaroos in all directions. Probably much to the annoyance of the little group of tourists trying to take photos of them.

    Fortunately he was too small to do damage. I was slightly worried he'd chase one into the lake and get drowned. But he came back unharmed.

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    Ahh the bravery of the little fella....such big hearts in such little dogs

    It always amazes me how roo's and cattle bolt at the sight of a dog, yet if they relly wanted too, they could cause some serious damage to any sized dog. I've seen a roo kick out at a human before and it's somthing i'll never forget. I'm always a little sus on the big red or grey roos. But try telling that to a hyped up JRT.

    My friends had one who would run himself ragged till he couldnt breath properly and looked like he was gunna drop dead yet he'd still drop the ball at your feet to go again !!!


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    My old dog managed to bring a few roos down in her time. Scary! But I once saw her give chase and the roo - who had a small joey nearby - faced her and sat up on its hing legs and my dog turned round without even pausing and ran away.

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    My son (late teens) was out around the farm with Shadow (blue heeler RIP) and inadvertently got between a roo and Joey. The roo was coming for him when in Shads streaked in enabling Jase to get to the car. He was so sure that Shads would be disembowelled when the dog came flying in the open door of the car to safety. He could not call him and perhaps be a fatal distraction so he had to wait with the door ready.

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    My friend has a hunting arab cross monster of a ferral dog that wandered and hunts/resides on her property.
    It has been dis embowled by a roo.

    Im vary wary around roos if i have the dogs.

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