I saw this on Gawker months ago & rediscovered it when I was going through my bookmarks. It is clearly amazing and I can’t believe I forgot about it for like five months.
What is this man’s game plan for that small kangaroo? On the plus side, it appears fairly docile so it probably won’t kick him. Maybe hippie outback Santa (not to be confused with baby boomer Santa) is involved in a Skippy the Bush Kangaroo type situation and this is his pet. Then again, it seems irresponsible to encourage people to do this with wild animals.
My real question is why does he need the kangaroo to be in the bag? Some possible theories:
- How else will you carry your pet marsupial?
- They give good sport, like hobbits
- They’re super tasty. My dog had severe skin allergies so for a while he had to eat kangaroo based food. It smelled awful but he seemed to like it. Or
- Maybe the kangaroo will be a Christmas present for someone (since Christmas is in the summer in Australia).
Also, who is the audience for this video? Presumably if you live in the bush, and need to catch a kangaroo, you could ask your neighbor or something. In fact, you probably already know what to do. If you’re on vacation, you shouldn’t be trying to capture wild animals. That is just a terrible idea. It will not end well.
How do you know what size bag is kangaroo size? I would have no idea. I’d probably try to use my giant overnight tote bag then forget to unzip it giving the kangaroo time to run away. I guess this has to be a tame kangaroo since it doesn’t attempt to fight back or escape, which is usually what wild animals do. I also thought kangaroos were enormous. I mean obviously they start out small but I don’t know if they stay small. I need to learn more about kangaroos. I’ll keep you all posted on what I discover.
To get to the bottom of this mystery, I checked out the other uploads to that channel. This was posted recently.
He still has the kangaroo in the bag so it is clearly a pet. I imagine this video is for novices attempting to capture kangaroos and failing.
Note: kangaroos do not use tools nor do they know martial arts but they do dance to Swedish supergroups.
This man might be my new favorite person as he likes kangaroos and Abba. The little kangaroo, according to a comment, is named Roo-d, like my favorite Huxtable (kind of [kind of the same name. Rudy is totally my fave]). Now I want to go to Australia to meet Roo-d & his friend but I’m afraid of being killed by giant spiders so I need to do that first. Oh, and save enough money for plane tickets and whatnot.
If you’re looking for a more seasonally appropriate post, here’s one from last year about Christmas songs. As always, I have a lot of thoughts and feelings about that genre. Over the summer, I acquired this Bing Crosby Christmas album which I will hopefully love enough to add to that post. It is still, in my opinion, too early for Christmas music. I’ll try it in a few weeks.