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"Phantom kangaroos" in the United States

By T.K. Randall
June 27, 2009 · Comment icon 12 comments

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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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Comment icon #3 Posted by Red8316 15 years ago
I've seen Kangaroo Rats in the Southern California High Desert (Hesperia / Apple Valley) but they were only tiny things. ( Dipodomys californicus )
Comment icon #4 Posted by Archer1945 15 years ago
"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..................... 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... [More]
Comment icon #5 Posted by ROGER 15 years ago
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.
Comment icon #6 Posted by www375 15 years ago
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 ... [More]
Comment icon #7 Posted by www375 15 years ago
Or maybe you're just a troll, and like to spout.....................
Comment icon #8 Posted by danielost 15 years ago
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.
Comment icon #9 Posted by Murmur 15 years ago
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 ... [More]
Comment icon #10 Posted by Blueguardian 15 years ago
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." View: Full Ar... [More]
Comment icon #11 Posted by ZOLTAN 15 years ago
Just incase you haven't seen what they can do,
Comment icon #12 Posted by Archer1945 15 years ago
I suggest you do a little research on German Shepards..........better yet, come visit mine.................... 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... [More]


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