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Dead Roo Thoughts?

Posted: Mon Oct 26, 2020 7:07 pm
by Tommi
Hey guys,

I don't want to hijack the post about the dead calf so I thought I'll do a new post. Back in 2018 I was metal detecting and I came across some dead roos and random bones in the bush, all in different states of decomposition, the most interesting was one with a a roo who died recently with just the tail removed.

Back story - I was walking into an area I like to go Metal Detecting (not going to really say where because metal detecting is like fishing and this is my secret spot) between Brisbane and Ipswich area (it has large power-lines running through the area, creek and opens to nature strip / rural type properties) and when I was walking into the area I heard something run off, I thought kangaroo, it was too fast to see and didn't stop.

At the time, I thought it was pretty strange but I didn't put too much thought into it as I wanted to distract myself off metal detecting, I had that feeling a couple of times of being watched but nothing out of the ordinary.

Personally, I think the roo was hit by a car, sustained internal injuries, died and a predator such as wild dog, fox chewed it's tail off.
However I thought I'll share it basically in-case anyone else has come across this situation before with more Yowie like evidence.

Cheers,
Tom.
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Re: Dead Roo Thoughts?

Posted: Tue Oct 27, 2020 7:10 am
by Dion
Not sure what has done the damage, but looks like something else is using the area for a food source thats for sure.

Thanks for sharing Tommi.

Re: Dead Roo Thoughts?

Posted: Fri Oct 30, 2020 3:12 pm
by Rusty2
Hi Tommi , that may be a very basic bone assemblage .
IF a yowie has made this area his/her dining room then there may be some very important information laying on the ground .
The only way to find out would be to look for teeth marks .
It could be a significant find , then again , it may be nothing . Only one way to find out .

Read this .
https://onedrive.live.com/view.aspx?res ... mAVbvcVkIM

Re: Dead Roo Thoughts?

Posted: Sat Oct 31, 2020 7:03 pm
by aaq
Rusty2 wrote:
Fri Oct 30, 2020 3:12 pm
Hi Tommi , that may be a very basic bone assemblage .
IF a yowie has made this area his/her dining room then there may be some very important information laying on the ground .
The only way to find out would be to look for teeth marks .
It could be a significant find , then again , it may be nothing . Only one way to find out .

Read this .
https://onedrive.live.com/view.aspx?res ... mAVbvcVkIM
That's a thorough, well articulated and compelling paper. Really interesting.

It looks like it came out in 2015, to support presentation in March 2016. I wonder if they tried similar efforts to Ketchum et al to submit to Nature or similar?

Re: Dead Roo Thoughts?

Posted: Sun Nov 01, 2020 5:54 am
by Austral
The last thing a small predator would do is chew off a Roo’s tail. They are pure sinew and bone. Far too much effort for little gain.

Re: Dead Roo Thoughts?

Posted: Mon Nov 23, 2020 9:09 pm
by micathia
Austral wrote:
Sun Nov 01, 2020 5:54 am
The last thing a small predator would do is chew off a Roo’s tail. They are pure sinew and bone. Far too much effort for little gain.
I would disagree on this one. lol, the example would be my wife.

When we eat chicken, I got breast, she took wings. And sometimes she will buy "salted necks" in Asian store.
beef, I eat the steak, she will take the ribs, and tail bones again in Asian store.

I once asked why. She said it is always satisfactory with bones in the mouth.

Whenever say, she makes lamb stew, there are always half dice and half ribs in it. dice for me, ribs for her.

So back the photos, unless someone tells me there is a known disease that roos tail would drop by itself (due to bacteria maybe?), I hardly think anything other than yowie could have done that.

Re: Dead Roo Thoughts?

Posted: Fri Dec 11, 2020 9:19 am
by Tommi
Rusty2 wrote:
Fri Oct 30, 2020 3:12 pm
Hi Tommi , that may be a very basic bone assemblage .
IF a yowie has made this area his/her dining room then there may be some very important information laying on the ground .
The only way to find out would be to look for teeth marks .
It could be a significant find , then again , it may be nothing . Only one way to find out .

Read this .
https://onedrive.live.com/view.aspx?res ... mAVbvcVkIM
Thanks for sharing Rusty2, that's a great read!

Re: Dead Roo Thoughts?

Posted: Fri Dec 11, 2020 10:49 am
by Rusty2
Tommi wrote:
Fri Dec 11, 2020 9:19 am
Thanks for sharing Rusty2, that's a great read!
Your welcome !