POST HASTE: A visiting kangaroo.Photo: Jade-Ellen Leak.
POST HASTE: A visiting kangaroo.Photo: Jade-Ellen Leak.

Kanga you believe it? Roos bound about in Buderim

PHOTOGRAPHER Jade-Ellen Leak did a double-take after seeing a family of kangaroos bounding away in suburbia on Buderim.

The quick-thinking snapper was able to "capture" the male, which she estimated to be about 1.8m tall, as he headed past a post box on Buderim-Mooloolaba Road near Foote Ave about 8.30am on Saturday.

"I was coming out of my mum's house ... near quite a bit of bush and I saw something go flying past the door," Jade-Ellen said.

"Then I saw another one. 'Oh! Kangaroos!'

"So we followed them out on to the road.

"They were skidding all over the road deciding which way they were going to go. The bitumen is quite smooth at the moment.

"They were definitely a sight to see."

Jade-Ellen said roadworks were under way nearby with traffic slowing to 40kmh but the roos were in a 60kmh zone and appeared a little confused as to which route to take back to the bush.

"We've gone out to slow the traffic until they decided which side of the road they wanted to be on," she said.

"Then they (jumped) into a neighbour's property. Foote Sanctuary is down the back.

"We came back in and there's a little bubba (roo) trying to escape out of our yard."

The former Chancellor Park State College student said she was used to seeing kangaroos in Sippy Downs because of the wildlife sanctuary at the University of the Sunshine Coast but "you don't expect to see kangaroos on top of Buderim".



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