To borrow a line from Monty Python; “and now, for something completely different …. ”
Lovelorn kangaroo stalks women in Australian Outback
Police in the Northern Territory have received reports of a lustful kangaroo hanging around a walking track at the Honeymoon Ranges, near the township of Tennant Creek, popular with bushwalkers and joggers.
One woman recounted her terror when the kangaroo, which she said was obviously aroused, followed her as she went for a morning walk along a bike track.
Realising that she was being followed, the woman turned around and found the lovelorn animal staring at her.
“I turned around and saw this big kangaroo behind me, so I hastened my steps,” the woman told the Northern Territory News.
“It seemed a bit odd, but I continued walking and didn’t think much about it. On my return walk he was there waiting for me. With his male pride on full alert, he started circling me.
“There was no doubt about what he wanted, the randy old thing. It was a huge kangaroo and quite intimidating.”
The woman said that she tried to shoo the kangaroo away “to show him I wasn’t interested, but he was persistent”. He eventually bounded off when other walkers approached.
Later that day a mother of three encountered the kangaroo at a night-time speedway meeting, while a man said that he challenged the intimidating macropod and came off second best, receiving a swift punch in response.
Northern Territory police said that they were not planning to pursue the salacious mammal unless it continued to cause trouble.
Beware the randy roos …………………