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Looking for a leash

August 26th, 2011

Looking for a leash from Ken Roberts on Vimeo.

Ken goes in search of a kangaroo leash. Bit like a dog lead but stretchy to allow for the bounce… Next week, the hunt for a cordless extension lead…



Cute critter

August 2nd, 2011


At last. A kangaroo close up. A wild one. Pretty tame though. In the back yard of the house I’m staying in down in Jervis Bay. Hundred miles or so south of Sydney. Incidentally, this is a young marsupial. A mature one of the red variety can stand at over six feet tall.



Roo-sh hour

March 19th, 2011

Roosign - web



Bush tucker

February 21st, 2011

Finally. A really close encounter with a crocodile. Rare. Well, medium rare. And an emu. Plus kangaroo. On a plate. Very tasty. And yes. My favourite predator does taste like chicken. Little bit salty. But quite delicious.

I’d Niall to thank for the experience. A fellow cyclist I’d be introduced to through an old friend. We’d met for beer and a feed – nosh or grub – and he’d very generously treated me to a selection of steaks and sausage. Sharing tales of cycling commuting and a love of decent coffee.

Left wondering what wallaby or koala might taste like. Problem is, eat anything cuddly looking and you risk hate mail. Reckon my Skippy steak’s borderline…

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