Monday, December 12, 2005

Warning: Kangaroos have invaded Wisconsin

One time I almost hit a deer as I was cycling on the bike path heading towards Ravinia. I thought that was exciting. But it seems our neighbors to the north are having even more excitement on the roads. The following Associated Press story is absolutely true. I've only added emphasis.

MAUSTON, Wis. -- A Mauston driver who thought he hit a coyote or fox still can't believe the victim was actually a 50-pound kangaroo.

Ralph Hamm was driving near Mauston, about 75 miles northwest of Madison. He says he saw something jump in the road right before he hit it. The roadkill turned out to be a kangaroo.

Wisconsin's Department of Natural Resources has given Hamm permission to keep the 'roo, so Hamm says he'll get it stuffed so people will believe his story. No one has claimed ownership of the kangaroo.

In January of this year, a live kangaroo was found in Dodgeville and taken to the Henry Vilas Zoo in Madison. The marsupial was never claimed and remains on permanent exhibit at the zoo.


Anonymous adp said...

You helped out the environmental science curriculum! We are finishing up invasive species and this is probably just another in a long string of I-thought-it-was-cute-when-I-bought-it-but-it-is-actually-a-pain-in-the-arse-to-care-for pets that are released back into the wild and slowly take over the ecosystem resulting in widespread death and destruction. Yep, we are all going to die because of kangaroos.

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