Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Deadly Kangaroos on the Lam in France
(Above: Hop faster, they're gaining on you!)
This past weekend, vandals freed fifteen kangaroos from an Australian-themed park in Toulouse, France. As of yesterday, three were still roaming the land, nibbling cheese and sipping wine at cute little cafes across France. Don't let the gendarmes catch you, little roos!
The owner of the theme park was quoted as saying, "They are not aggressive or nervous animals by nature. They're probably just grazing quietly away somewhere." Really? I mean I agree with the grazing part, but can't kangaroos be kind of dangerous? They have nasty claws that they use to defend themselves--and legs so powerful that they can kick a grown man to death. (Australian readers, feel free to chip in some thoughts here!)
So if you happen to cross paths with one of these kangaroos, I recommend that you be very, very polite.