Kangaroo on the Beach

at Cape Hillsborough north of Mackay.

He'd come down to eat some chaff on the beach (I don't know how the chaff got there), and seemed to be fairly tame in that he got quite close to me (I could have reached out and touched him).

See where this picture was taken.

View all photos taken: Friday, 5th October 2007, This photo: 3:25pm

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  • looby88 said:
    so cute !! How did it even know there was something good to eat on the beach !! It may just have a stonking thirst later on as well I guess !!
  • David de Groot said:
    I have no idea Helen. It's not like there was a lot of chaff there either, unless the nearby resort has been placing some on the beach regularly as a treat for the tourists (hmmm, that doesn't sound as it should...)
  • looby88 said:
    LOL !! 5 star hotels obviously !!
  • David de Groot said:
    Al fresco dining! ;-)
  • Life As Art said:
    Aw! You know I'm a sucker for these guys.
    Totally jealous...
  • David de Groot said:
    They are quite a cool animal (and tasty too!). I have more of this particular roo, I'll put them up somewhere...
  • David de Groot said:
    There we go, more Roo on the Beach photos over on the Gallery.
  • looby88 said:
    why am I not suprised that you have eaten them.....

    I went and had a look at Skippy, he looks a bit thin, so he should be safe !!
  • David de Groot said:
    But of course! It's the quintessential mission of man - travel the world, meet new creatures, and eat them ;-)
  • looby88 said:
    LOL !!! your mission obviously !! Its like the joke - if you can call it that from years ago - join the army, meet interesting people - and shoot them

    so what does it taste like - chicken ? and how about croc, emu, ostrich, the latter is supposed to be virtually cholesterol free, but I couldnt eat one even though they have got to be one of the most stupid of birds. Tell me about your culinary conquests !!!
  • David de Groot said:
    That was the joke I based mine on ;-)

    No, it doesn't taste like chicken, more like venison. It's dark, rich and one has to be careful how one prepares it so it doesn't get tough. Medium-Rare is usually the go, served with a cabernet jus on a bed of mashed turnip and crisp-fried onion. A side of steamed vegetables drizzled with melted butter goes down well.

    As for crocodile, it tastes a bit like fish, emu is gamey, but in a birdy way. Ostrich I've not had, but camel isn't bad, somewhat like a light version of beef.