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Watch out for Kangaroos

Filed under: by Brendon Upson on 2005-07-31

The snowboarding was a good break. The weather on Friday was terrible (100km/h winds and visibility to 20metres), most of the lifts were shut or on wind hold. Saturday was much better, although due to some special event on, thousands of people descended on the slopes. It's always a bad mix when you get people going very fast and others going very slow.

The drive homeon Saturday night saw me almost collide with a kangaroo. This particular one was about the size of a 10 year old child. Hit on of those and say goodbye to the front of the car! Kangaroos seem to wait in the dark, obscured in the bushes on the side of the road then hop across with no regard to the old age. At 100km/h you don't have much time to react. I managed to slam on the brakes and swerve to the left just missing it. Home now, safe and sound..... but still with the need for MORE SNOW TIME!