Kangaroo attacked and dragged out to sea by shark

Tuesday, 11 December 2007
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kangaroo Swimming Just when you thought it was safe for kangaroo's to swim in the ocean, along came this story from the Herald Sun in Australia.

Daniel Hurst said he saw a two- or three-metre long shark leap out of the water and attack the unfortunate roo as it paddled out to sea.

Mr Hurst said he first spotted the roo when it hopped out of scrub and down to the beach where he was walking his dog at about 5pm on Saturday.

It was about 80 metre from shore, with only its head visible above the water, when the shark struck, he said.

More info: news.com.au
Kangaroo photo courtesy of coralbay.info
kangaroo Swimming Just when you thought it was safe for kangaroo's to swim in the ocean, along came this story from the Herald Sun in Australia.

Daniel Hurst said he saw a two- or three-metre long shark leap out of the water and attack the unfortunate roo as it paddled out to sea.

Mr Hurst said he first spotted the roo when it hopped out of scrub and down to the beach where he was walking his dog at about 5pm on Saturday.

It was about 80 metre from shore, with only its head visible above the water, when the shark struck, he said.

More info: news.com.au
Kangaroo photo courtesy of coralbay.info



David Johnston

David Johnston

David Johnston has been introducing people to the sport of sea kayaking for the past 15 years. He is a senior instructor trainer with Paddle Canada and teaches for several paddling schools in Ontario, Canada. Full Bio.

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