OC Spray VS kangaroo

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OC Spray VS kangaroo

Postby Dave Jenkins » Tue Jul 26, 2011 2:14 pm

http://www.thespec.com/news/world/artic ... y-kangaroo

94-year-old attacked by kangaroo

CANBERRA, Australia - A 94-year-old woman struck an attacking kangaroo with a broom and managed to crawl to safety in her house in the Australian Outback before police subdued the animal with pepper spray.

Phyllis Johnson said the kangaroo attacked her while she was hanging her laundry in her yard Sunday in the Queensland state town of Charleville.

"I thought it was going to kill me," Johnson told The Courier Mail from a hospital bed. "It was taller than me, and it just plowed through the clothes on the washing line straight for me."

She said she saw a blur of red fur before the kangaroo knocked her down and kicked her prone body. Johnson told Australian media she managed to get to her feet and grab the broom to hit the animal enough times to daze it and escape.

"She fought it off herself with a bit of help from the family dog," her son said Tuesday. Rob Johnson said the kangaroo had "a bit of a go" at him when he arrived home from church, then he called police.

He said his mother has a large gash on her leg and is recovering from the attack.

Senior-Sgt. Stephen Perkins, head of police in Charleville, said the first officer to reach the backyard was forced to spray the kangaroo to avoid being injured.

"The animal jumped away, then saw another officer at the back of the police car and went for that officer, and he also had to deploy his capsicum spray — so the roo had to get sprayed twice," Perkins told The Associated Press. "After that, it hopped away from the scene, but police could still monitor its location — it didn't go too far."

Wildlife rangers trapped the kangaroo. It is a male red kangaroo, the world's largest marsupial. They can stand as tall as a man and weigh around 90 kilograms.

The kangaroo will be examined by a vet before a decision is made about its future, government official Mike Devery said. Initial observations found some muscle deterioration in one of its hind legs, he said.

Kangaroos rarely attack humans, and Perkins said he had never before heard of police using pepper spray against one.

"It did subdue the animal and drew its attention away for the officers, so it worked," he said.

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Re: OC Spray VS kangaroo

Postby NorthernProtector » Tue Jul 26, 2011 2:17 pm

I'll bet she was hopping mad after an incident like that!
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Re: OC Spray VS kangaroo

Postby Dave Jenkins » Tue Jul 26, 2011 3:38 pm

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Re: OC Spray VS kangaroo

Postby GoodWitness » Tue Jul 26, 2011 3:43 pm

Well, since it's already seasoned, why not cook it up? Just a thought.

Kangaroo fillets in Tasmanian pepper sauce
Ian 'Herbie' Hemphill

Serving size: Serves 4
Cuisine type: Modern Australian
Cooking time: Less than 30 minutes
Course: Main
Favourite flavours: Easy recipes


INGREDIENTS

4 x 200 g kangaroo fillets
1 teaspoon mountain pepperleaf ground
50ml white wine
20g butter

tasmanian pepper sauce
150ml white wine
3 tablespoon brandy
8 tablespoon light chicken stock
290ml double cream
1 tablespoon port
1 teaspoon mountain pepperleaf ground
4 freeze-dried tasmanian pepperberries, crushed
salt and pepper

METHOD
Marinate the kangaroo in pepperleaf and wine. Make the sauce by putting wine and brandy into a saucepan and boil until reduced by two-thirds. Add the stock and boil for 5 minutes, add the cream and boil for a further 5 minutes.

Stir the sauce occasionally until it has reduced by a third and is pouring consistency. Add the port, pepperleaf and pepperberries and season with salt to taste. Keep warm while cooking kangaroo.

Melt butter in a frying pan and, when hot, add kangaroo, searing for 30 seconds each side. Reduce heat slightly and cook for a further 5 minutes each side. The meat should be tender and pink in the middle. You could also barbecue the kangaroo, but be careful not to burn. Serve kangaroo fillets with pepper sauce and wild rocket mash.

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Re: OC Spray VS kangaroo

Postby Gardenfit » Tue Jul 26, 2011 4:00 pm

I know for a fact the tail tastes like shit.

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Postby GoodWitness » Tue Jul 26, 2011 5:30 pm

Gardenfit wrote:I know for a fact the tail tastes like shit.

What, you eat shit?!?

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Re: OC Spray VS kangaroo

Postby GoodWitness » Tue Jul 26, 2011 5:48 pm

Casey Jones wrote:i've had roo pepperettes and they were pretty tasty.

Ah, they're calling it a "pepperette" now, are they?
Isn't there a movement to outlaw the roo pepperette? Isn't it like sharkfin, they catch the roo, cut off the poor beggar's pepperette and let them go, a la John Wayne Bobbitt? Without benefit of a porn career?

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Re: OC Spray VS kangaroo

Postby Gardenfit » Tue Jul 26, 2011 11:59 pm

GoodWitness wrote:
Gardenfit wrote:I know for a fact the tail tastes like shit.

What, you eat shit?!?


Touche. You are such a wordsmith..

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Postby meathead1 » Thu Jul 28, 2011 8:25 pm

i've had roo jerkey, not very good at all. Very metallic taste to it.
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Re: OC Spray VS kangaroo

Postby Gardenfit » Thu Jul 28, 2011 8:45 pm

meathead1 wrote:i've had roo jerkey, not very good at all. Very metallic taste to it.


Probably a Canadian Kangaroo..

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Re: OC Spray VS kangaroo

Postby Dave Jenkins » Thu Jul 28, 2011 9:54 pm

Gardenfit wrote:
meathead1 wrote:i've had roo jerkey, not very good at all. Very metallic taste to it.


Probably a Canadian Kangaroo..


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Re: OC Spray VS kangaroo

Postby No 20 Year Medal » Thu Jul 28, 2011 10:12 pm

Or a giant mouse

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Re: OC Spray VS kangaroo

Postby GoodWitness » Fri Jul 29, 2011 9:22 am

Nah, you're not remembering it correctly. Sylvester and his incredibly annoying kid only THOUGHT it was a giant mouse, it was really a baby kangaroo.
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