Originally Posted by tinyliny
Are there many more Roos than there used to be? I mean, is this cull necessary now because ,for some reason, populations are out of control? Or is that humans have taken away their habitat, and thus concentrated the remaining roo population into human areas?
Did they used to have some kind of natural predator that now they don't?
Are they at all dangerous? I suppose hitting a big one with your car would be dangerous.
Whiteman park is like a mini ecosystem minus any predators, so it has become horrendously over populated. The roos would wander off to look for food else where making it dangerous for both them and people on the roads.
Oz doesn't really have all that many natural predators for larger animals once you get out of croc country. Of course we have snakes and spiders, but they aren't big enough to knock over a full grown kangaroo. Eagles and hawks will pick of babies, but they have plenty of other meals to go after with lambs etc.
Not dangerous like a predator type animal, but the males can be aggressive if they feel at all threatened and it is worse during breeding season. Even the smaller ones can write off a car if you hit them in the right spot, they usually travel in pairs or more, so the first one makes it across the road and his mate following gets hit.