Oklahoma Goose Hunters Interrupted by Kangaroo
Originally Posted by Outdoor Hub
Andrew Rice and his friends were hunting near Adair, Oklahoma
late last month when they were startled by an animal more commonly seen
on the other side of the world: a kangaroo. According to KJRH, the
hunters were hoping for geese instead.
“Alright so I’m pretty sure this is the most crazy thing that has
ever happened to me while I was hunting,” Rice later wrote in a post on
his Facebook page, along with a video of a kangaroo speeding past.
The hunters initially thought the strange critter was a coyote or
oddly-shaped deer. But as the animal crossed the soybean field directly
across the hunters’ blind, they knew it was unmistakably a
kangaroo. Native to Australia, kangaroo sightings in Oklahoma have been
low, to say the least. The species is well adapted to dry, warm
environments such as the Australian outback. Kangaroos are inquisitive
creatures however, and captive specimens have been known to play in snow
when they get the chance.
KOTV reported that the kangaroo was eventually reclaimed by its owners.
The most likely answer for the creature’s appearance is that it
escaped from a nearby wildlife sanctuary. Adair is also home to Safari
Joe’s exotic wildlife rescue refuge. The 200-acre sanctuary contains
over 250 animals within its boundaries, including several species of
large cats like lions and tigers.