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Posted 27 June 2009 - 09:22 AM


Taking a look at the "phantom kangaroo" phenomenon, strange carnivorous masupials sighted across the United States as far back as 1934 and investigated by cryptozoologists such as Jerome Clark and Loren Coleman.

"Here in the United States, reports of what have been called "phantom kangaroos" have been chronicled for decades, namely by researchers like Jerome Clark and Loren Coleman. In the state of Tennessee going back as far back as 1934, an "atypical kangaroo" was reportedly killing and partially devouring several animals, including German shepherd dogs in mid to late January."

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Posted 27 June 2009 - 10:09 AM

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Posted 27 June 2009 - 02:58 PM

"In the state of Tennessee going back as far back as 1934, an "atypical kangaroo" was reportedly killing and partially devouring several animals, including German shepherd dogs in mid to late January."


They lost me right there....NO WAY that a roo could kill a GSD..................... disgust.gif

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Posted 27 June 2009 - 09:36 PM

I've seen Kangaroo Rats in the Southern California High Desert (Hesperia / Apple Valley) but they were only tiny things. ( Dipodomys californicus )


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Posted 27 June 2009 - 11:00 PM

www375 on Jun 27 2009, 08:58 AM, said:

"In the state of Tennessee going back as far back as 1934, an "atypical kangaroo" was reportedly killing and partially devouring several animals, including German shepherd dogs in mid to late January."


They lost me right there....NO WAY that a roo could kill a GSD..................... disgust.gif



I would suggest you do a little bit of research on kangaroos. A male red kangaroo will stand over 6 1/2 feet tall and weigh in at around 200 pounds. The gray kangaroo, the most commonly seen, is just slightly smaller. Although they do use their forelegs somewhat for fighting their main weapons are their hind  legs and feet which are equipped with very sharp claws making an extremely formidable weapon. The only chance any dog, smaller than a mastiff or Irish wolfhound, would have against a full-grown male red or gray kangaroo would be if they could attack it from behind and stay away from those feet and legs. Since kangaroos have extremely good hearing and can move quite fast this would be very hard to do. If the kick from the kangaroo did not kill the dog immediately it would be in no shape to continue a fight because the claws would have probably torn it completely open before it went flying through the air.

Btw, there was also a prehistoric kangaroo which was not only bigger than the red kangaroo but was also carnivorous.



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Posted 27 June 2009 - 11:51 PM

I believe that people may have seen a "kangaroo" in the States. One was seen and captured not long ago here in Wisconsin. It was captured and put in a zoo. No one ever claimed it as a pet, probably because they didn't have a PERMIT for exotic animals. And yes I can see a Dog being killed by one defending it's self. But EATEN?

More likely another animal eat on the carcass.

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Posted 28 June 2009 - 01:00 AM

Archer1945 on Jun 27 2009, 03:00 PM, said:

I would suggest you do a little bit of research on kangaroos. A male red kangaroo will stand over 6 1/2 feet tall and weigh in at around 200 pounds. The gray kangaroo, the most commonly seen, is just slightly smaller. Although they do use their forelegs somewhat for fighting their main weapons are their hind  legs and feet which are equipped with very sharp claws making an extremely formidable weapon. The only chance any dog, smaller than a mastiff or Irish wolfhound, would have against a full-grown male red or gray kangaroo would be if they could attack it from behind and stay away from those feet and legs. Since kangaroos have extremely good hearing and can move quite fast this would be very hard to do. If the kick from the kangaroo did not kill the dog immediately it would be in no shape to continue a fight because the claws would have probably torn it completely open before it went flying through the air.

Btw, there was also a prehistoric kangaroo which was not only bigger than the red kangaroo but was also carnivorous.



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Posted 28 June 2009 - 01:01 AM

Or maybe you're just a troll, and like to spout.....................

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Posted 28 June 2009 - 04:31 AM

It is true it would only take a single hit from a roo to send a single dog flying and the roos do box.  


It is also true that herbivores will consume meat sometimes.

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Posted 28 June 2009 - 09:31 AM

Archer1945 on Jun 27 2009, 04:00 PM, said:

I would suggest you do a little bit of research on kangaroos. A male red kangaroo will stand over 6 1/2 feet tall and weigh in at around 200 pounds. The gray kangaroo, the most commonly seen, is just slightly smaller. Although they do use their forelegs somewhat for fighting their main weapons are their hind  legs and feet which are equipped with very sharp claws making an extremely formidable weapon. The only chance any dog, smaller than a mastiff or Irish wolfhound, would have against a full-grown male red or gray kangaroo would be if they could attack it from behind and stay away from those feet and legs. Since kangaroos have extremely good hearing and can move quite fast this would be very hard to do. If the kick from the kangaroo did not kill the dog immediately it would be in no shape to continue a fight because the claws would have probably torn it completely open before it went flying through the air.

Btw, there was also a prehistoric kangaroo which was not only bigger than the red kangaroo but was also carnivorous.


Absolutely correct. The average male German Shepherd Dog weighs around 85-90 lbs. If charging an adult Red Kangaroo from the front, the dog wouldn't stand a chance. Kangaroos are unbelievably quick, agile, and strong. One good kick would send the dog flying.

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Posted 28 June 2009 - 10:03 AM

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Taking a look at the "phantom kangaroo" phenomenon, strange carnivorous masupials sighted across the United States as far back as 1934 and investigated by cryptozoologists such as Jerome Clark and Loren Coleman.

"Here in the United States, reports of what have been called "phantom kangaroos" have been chronicled for decades, namely by researchers like Jerome Clark and Loren Coleman. In the state of Tennessee going back as far back as 1934, an "atypical kangaroo" was reportedly killing and partially devouring several animals, including German shepherd dogs in mid to late January."

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Posted 28 June 2009 - 03:27 PM

Just incase you haven't seen what they can do, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g_FVD0BR2Mc...=PL&index=4

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Posted 30 June 2009 - 03:39 AM

www375 on Jun 27 2009, 07:00 PM, said:

I suggest you do a little research on German Shepards..........better yet, come visit mine.................... devil.gif


I know a great deal about German Shepards having had several as pets over the years. One we had was extremely strong because her favorite toy was an old car tire, and this was back in the 1960s when tires were not small. She would actually pick it up in her teeth and toss it around like a feather. I would not consider she would even have a chance in a fight with a full-grown Red or Gray kangaroo. As I said a mastiff,  Irish or Russian wolfhound might have a chance against a kangaroo if they could stay away from its feet.





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