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Kangaroo vs Dingo (video)

This BBC wildlife video shows a group of kangaroos down at the watering hole quenching their thirst, when a little dingo dog arrives, looking for lunch. Most of the kangaroos hop away but one is cornered by the dingo.

Itís a standoff while the inexperienced dingo tries to figure out what to do. Will he get his lunch or will the kangaroo live to see another day? Watch and find out.

Photo credit: Sam Fraser-Smith

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1:29AM PDT on Apr 4, 2013

It's not a "little dingo dog", it's a full grown dingo. And I'd put my money on a roo any day, they rip dingoes and dogs to pieces with their claws when provoked, and they kick like mules with those hind legs. Ann W, it's Fraser Island with an "s" not a "z".

10:43AM PDT on Apr 3, 2013

Thanks for sharing

7:05PM PDT on Aug 15, 2012

Thanks for sharing.

5:31PM PDT on Aug 15, 2012

Most dingoes in Australia are mixes.

1:55PM PDT on Aug 15, 2012

Thanks for the share, I just carried my lap top into the other room to be viewed by other family members and friends who argue with me that my sampson is not a Dingo, that my vet is wrong about the breed mix. That Dingo is this video is the spittin image of my Sampson. Same body build, ears, facial features, demeanor even right down to the color and the white chest. They could pass for twins! It shut them up! once again Thank you for sharing!

8:47AM PDT on Aug 15, 2012

I love watching wildlife on TV but I much prefer it live and direct in the wild!

7:08PM PDT on Aug 14, 2012

wow

12:16PM PDT on Jun 29, 2012

Same sentiments as Lydia P. In Canada people feed the bears which often leads to major problems for both. I find it interesting that many mixed-breed dogs end up looking a lot like dingos.

3:58PM PDT on Jun 9, 2012

With all due respect to the posters, it is people giving dingos their lunches that has caused massive problems for them. Here on Frazer Island we have one of the very few pure strain dingo populations left in Australia. It is also a camping mecca for tourists/locals. There are signs everywhere asking people not to feed the dingos but still they do.

Dingos are naturally fearfull of humans but this interaction is making some of them aggressive and they lose their fear of us. Hence there has been attacks. The offending dingo is hunted down and shot. This situation would never arise if people just did as they were asked.

Another problem that humans have caused is by dumping unwanted dogs in the bush who then mate with the dingo. This causes a hybrid with no fear of humans and has diluted the dingo gene pool'.

Unfortunately nature can be harsh and to survive animals have to kill other animals. The trouble is we humans have interfered with the balance of nature. Plus we humans kill for pleasure, for entertainment and for fashion which is where it is all so wrong in my opinion.

3:38PM PDT on Jun 9, 2012

Both dingos and kangaoos are great animals

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