It is pretty common out here,” she said. “In that situation (when you’re on a cliff, or a bridge, or driving past an oncoming car), your mind is actually saying, ‘You’re in an unsafe situation—back up from the ledge.’ People usually obey that signal and back up. They are generally timid and will normally flee rather than attack. Was a large kangaroo I was pretty lucky nothing else happened as it hit right in front of me I saw its head and body roll right over the car in front of me. Rather … A kangaroo jumps in front of Christmas decorations outside a house in Peru. I was doing about 100 kph (60mph) and it hit the top of my windscreen - which didn't break - and the impact only flipped him in the air, he landed and seemed OK. Nationwide News Pty Limited Copyright © 2020. For a split second I was in a self-absorbed dream like daze. Within a matter of seconds, the kangaroo then jumps high into the air and lands on the windscreen. Kangaroo down. Fiona Cosgrove was one of those unlucky drivers, who had a close encounter with a kangaroo when it jumped out in front of her car as she and her family were driving back to their farm in Arrowsmith East, Western Australia. Find out more about our policy and your choices, including how to opt-out. The best way to avoid collecting a kangaroo is not to drive at dawn, dusk and night as the experts say. There are two major exceptions. Not usually but once, when driving on a country road after dark, a very big one (I think a Red Kangaroo) one jumped across the road right in front of me. A video has emerged on YouTube showing a kangaroo jumping onto a car that was on the move on a gravel road at night. A kangaroo jumps in front of Christmas decorations outside a house in Peru. To join the conversation, please Log in. Unpredictable motion is ideal for evading upright preditors with spears, but no so good for collision avoidance with fast moving metal objects. 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If it’s safe to do so try to gently steer or swerve, but only once you’ve slowed down; you’re better off hitting a kangaroo than ending up off the road having a bigger crash. May 2, 2016 3:32pm A KANGAROO trying to dodge a driver has jumped straight into the car in a head-on crash, cracking the front windscreen. The rest of my family are very prone to hitting kangaroos. The woman was later arrested — but initially thought she could get away with her ‘chili-finger’ scam, because suing people is such … or debate this issue live on our message boards. Don't have an account? Picture: The Farmers cook WA/FacebookSource:Facebook. “Although it hasn’t been tested in a kangaroo-specific environment, there was an instance where black swans were interfering, and so they had to build into the car … Posted by 5 years ago. The truck driver might valiantly give his life that you may live. Hasn't happened to me, but almost has. it felt like a full attack so we panicked. Car smashed. 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But there is a ray of light in this unfortunate tale, which comes in the form of her insurance claim sketch. JumpBoots is the most experienced Kangoo Jumps seller to individuals and instructors on the planet! i’d never seen a kangaroo before that night and it chased us and smashed into the side of the car. If you have been lucky enough to have never had to lodge an insurance claim, there is a section on the form where you are asked to draw a picture of what happened. You might die, you might live to pay millions of dollars in medical bills. No comments have so far been submitted. We are no longer accepting comments on this article. If it’s safe to do so, try to gently swerve but only once you’ve slowed down; you’re better off hitting a kangaroo than ending up in an accident caused by swerving, which can result in the injury of the driver or … “I have never had any damage, I have always done pretty well. They are extremely unpredictable in their change in direction and they will often get panicked by the sound of the car and jump in front rather than away from the car like most other animals. All times AEDT (GMT +11). “I drew it in led pencil first and then traced over it in pen and then looked at it and went ‘Oh, that’s bad’.”. The video serves as a reminder to drivers stay vigilant in rural areas where native wildlife are prone to crossing roads without warning. Fuck life! 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However, they are wild animals. This is the country where a woman once planted a severed human finger in a bowl of Wendy’s chili — and then tried to sue the fast food chain. then another run run out in front of us! Motorists narrowly avoided a broken windscreen after a kangaroo took a giant leap towards their car. share. Why now? “I have been asked this morning if I have a sequel picture coming out. I am aiming for an Archibald and maybe an art school scholarship,” she joked. It happened to my girlfriend. "In … I actually hit a kangaroo in my car when we were road tripping to alice springs but i was so freaked out i just did a runner. A lucky motorist has narrowly avoided catastrophe after a kangaroo jumped onto the windshield of this car. She said the roo “did a number” on her car after hitting the front bumper and bouncing down the left hand side of vehicle. [Scott Anderson] A kangaroo jumps along the train tracks on Water Street in Peru. Many larger cars in country areas have "roo bars" on the front of the vehicle, to act as a breaker for those in the car, should a collision with a rogue kangaroo … My car is an old three speed manual and when I drop into third at about 30mph that's when the kangarooing starts. Find out more about our policy and your choices, including how to opt-out. Ms Cosgrove shared a picture of her work to her Facebook page ‘The Farmers Cook WA’, so her followers could all get a laugh out of the “massive dinosaur like creature” she had drawn. The men behind the camera laugh as it jumps around in front of them, with one of them saying: 'What are you doing, mate?'. Members of a Perth-based band 'Thank You Frank' captured the scary moment when travelling back from rehearsal in Casuarina, 40 kilometres south of the Western Australian capital. 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