Fore! Watch Dozens of Kangaroo Invade a Golf Course

Written by Kirstin Harrington
Published: February 5, 2023
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If there were to be one animal that could represent Australia, we think the kangaroo would be the proper choice. The folks down under have seen a thing or two but one woman was left speechless during a casual day of golfing.

In an uncommon incident, a bunch of kangaroos hopped up the green fairway on an Australian golf course, surprising a thrilled golfer. Wendy Powick, an amateur golfer who frequents the Arundel Hills Country Club was stunned to witness such a sight. 

Powick uploaded a video of a bunch of kangaroos approaching her as she was getting ready to swing at the golf course’s tee box. The golfer was getting ready when she abruptly had to stop because she saw a large bunch of kangaroos bouncing in her direction. 

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Powick was taken aback when she observed that the kangaroos were getting ever closer to the fairway where she was playing. She then watched for a while, jaw dropped, having no clue what to do.

This isn’t the first time a mob of kangaroos has found their way onto the green! A handful of videos surfaced over the years of these hoppy creatures visiting country clubs. Who can blame them? 

Kangaroo Facts

The biggest marsupial currently living is the kangaroo. The red kangaroo, which may grow to exceed five feet tall without its three-foot tail and weigh 180 pounds, is the largest species of kangaroo. 

Eastern gray kangaroos can grow to be almost seven feet tall as adults, but they are also smaller and lighter, weighing only up to 120 pounds. The three most prevalent species of kangaroos are red, eastern gray, and western gray. 

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When standing, some procoptodons were nearly nine feet tall, nearly three times as tall as modern kangaroos like this one.

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Kangaroos can cover great distances while searching for food in dry Australia by hopping, which saves them energy. They typically move along at a leisurely pace, although they can sprint if required. A red kangaroo can jump six feet off the ground while moving at 35 miles per hour and traverse 25 feet in one go.

Kangaroos frequently use their tail as a fifth leg while moving slowly through smaller places. Even though it may seem awkward, red kangaroos’ large, powerful tails have been shown to have an equal amount of propulsion power to their front and rear legs put together. 

Yet, a kangaroo typically bypasses the tail and begins jumping when it has to travel more than 15 feet. Due to the extinction of huge carnivores like thylacines and marsupial lions, kangaroos in Australia don’t have many natural predators. 

Nevertheless, a few creatures are reported to feed on kangaroos, usually picking on joeys or adults of smaller species. These attackers comprise dingoes as well as exotic animals like dogs, cats, and red foxes.

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When she's not busy playing with her several guinea pigs or her cat Finlay Kirstin is writing articles to help other pet owners. She's also a REALTOR® in the Twin Cities and is passionate about social justice. There's nothing that beats a rainy day with a warm cup of tea and Frank Sinatra on vinyl for this millennial.

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