I took these photos on Monday morning, well actually I took 72 photos. These are the best of the bunch. We were having breakfast and my wife Lorelle looked out the window and called out, “Leave the poor thing alone, she’s only little.” I’m used to these indignant outbursts on behalf of the local female kangaroo population. “Leave them be,” I said through a mouthful of eggs and beans, “that’s how life is with those randy old Roos.” – “Oh, now they’re fighting.” My camera, with 500mm lens attached sat on the table, dropping my knife and fork I picked it up. Still munching I went outside and there they were, two large male kangaroos facing up to each other. Bear in mind this action is taking place about 50 metres from the front of the house. So let’s follow this exhibition of WWRW, that’s World Wide Roo Wrestling with a full commentary by Wal Wallaby, our rooving reporter.
‘G’day viewers, *wink* and ladies, it’s Wal Wallaby here making his journalistic comeback. We’re here today at ringside to watch another stoush between the local
chump champ, Spotty and some idiot who thinks he can steal the ladies’ attentions. You’ll see the champ further in the fight, (pic 5) with the black spot on his back. He’s been a regular here at WWRW for a few years and is known as a dirty bastard fighter. Like most fights they start off with a little pushing and shoving. This way they can test each others strength and prowess.’
‘They employ these neck straining techniques to keep out of the way of those claws. Yes sir, they’d rip you a new one.’
‘Oh, this is terrible the champ is not going to like this, the contender is going for the ear pull. He’s only just moved into the area and hasn’t heard about Spotty’s reputation.’
‘It’s getting worse the contender is now going for the ‘nipple gripple’ hmm, we males don’t have nipples. Well if we did that’s what would be happening.
‘WHAT A RIGHT UPPERCUT! The champ has had enough and he’s making a comeback, can the contender recover from this punishment?’
‘OH NO! The contender has turned the tables, he’s grabbed Spotty’s ear and he’s going for the back breaker. I can’t watch this.’
WAIT FOR IT, YES, YES! Spotty has made a comeback, his famous headlock with a nasal cleanout, we haven’t seen that one in ages. Oh I feel for the contender viewers, it’s bad enough picking your own nose with claws like that.
YES! The champ is giving his all now, that time he spent in a Japanese zoo wasn’t wasted. Now he’s bringing his new found talents in the art of KUNG ROO to the fore. Oh this is beautiful to see, the old hip throw indeed.’
OMG! NO SPOTTY NO! Let him up, where’s the referee? Oh we don’t have one, no Spotty this is going beyond the pale.’
‘WHAT! THE CONTENDER KNOWS KUNG ROO? Oh this is terrible viewers, look at his style. I’ve seen this manoeuvre before, it’s the *rigid tail, I’m bigger than you and going to kick the crap out of you play.* Spotty isn’t giving up, look at his demeanour. His tail is bent underneath him, seconds off flexing and propelling him upwards to meet this new threat. Look at his face viewers, he’s confident.’
‘WHAT THE…..! Who stopped the transmission. We’re what, going to a commercial break? Because it’s too violent? Sorry viewers we may not know how this fight ends but the butterfly on the test pattern is beautiful.’
There we have it for another week, a little bit of silliness for your viewing entertainment. The fight was indeed something to see. The grunting, hissing and the noises when they kicked each other, unbelievable. FYI, spotty won and after a lot of dancing around and kicking the contender hobbled away. Yes they can hurt each other badly at times. I took most of the pictures while hiding behind a hedge in the yard. I’m not stupid, these male roos will turn on you if they think you’re a threat. Until next time,