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Bathurst V8 & Kangaroo!
10-11-2007, 06:43 AM
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Bathurst V8 & Kangaroo!
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Luckiest Roo

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10-11-2007, 11:45 AM
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RE: Bathurst V8 & Kangaroo!
I heard the kangaroo came in 3rd.

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10-11-2007, 12:38 PM
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RE: Bathurst V8 & Kangaroo!
It's like Montreal all over again.

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10-11-2007, 12:57 PM
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RE: Bathurst V8 & Kangaroo!
Super Aguri is going to sign the kangaroo as a test driver for next year.

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10-11-2007, 03:00 PM
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Jackson Wrote:It's like Montreal all over again.

I had not until now realised that Montréal rises to kangaroos
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10-11-2007, 03:47 PM
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RE: Bathurst V8 & Kangaroo!
Cé hé sin Wrote:
Jackson Wrote:It's like Montreal all over again.

I had not until now realised that Montréal rises to kangaroos

I just couldn't remember what those things in Montreal were called. Some kind of woodchuck or beaver. You are correct, the kangaroo is not native to the 51st state.

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10-11-2007, 04:07 PM
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I thought we were the 51st state. At least Blair thought we were.

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10-11-2007, 04:32 PM
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Nah, you guys are more like parents that we ran away from.

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10-11-2007, 06:11 PM
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It was a Groundhog

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10-11-2007, 07:10 PM
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RE: Bathurst V8 & Kangaroo!
It was a Marmot... belonging to the squirrel family.

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10-11-2007, 07:32 PM
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Sorry Clark, the BBC says other wise, and who could doubt the BBC?

First of all, let’s set the record straight. The animal that Ralf Schumacher nearly ran over in Friday practice – barely a year goes by at the Canadian Grand Prix without at least one driver having a near miss with the local wildlife - was a groundhog.

It wasn’t a beaver, nor was it an otter. I’ve checked with the experts - and believe me there are plenty of beaver experts in this city - and it’s definitely a groundhog. Apparently there are about 5,000 of them living on Ile Notre Dame, where Montreal's Grand Prix track is sited. And luckily for this chap, it was Ralf Schumacher’s Toyota coming towards him - thus giving him a better than even chance of getting out of the way.


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10-11-2007, 07:48 PM
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I won't argue with the BBC but...I was certain the Canadians called it a Marmot.

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10-11-2007, 08:10 PM
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Lets just say it was a brown fluffy thing that thankfully survived Half's attack. Still not as lucky as that Roo, who deserves a medal for surviving hopping about on a race track.

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10-12-2007, 09:36 AM (This post was last modified: 10-12-2007 09:37 AM by Koala.)
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RE: Bathurst V8 & Kangaroo!
I am fairly sure the Kangaroo incident was last year - unless they had one hoping around this year also and I didn't hear about it.

Kangaroos are actually quite a hazard for driving in the outback particularly with the current drought because they are being drawn to the sides of the road where there is sometimes more grass than land that is being grazed and are hence being hit. The Reds & Greys can be over 6 ft and very heavy - so they make a real mess if you hit one - I hit one around 15 years ago and it hit a huge amount of damage to the front of the car
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10-12-2007, 09:59 AM (This post was last modified: 10-12-2007 10:00 AM by Cé hé sin.)
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F1weekly Wrote:I won't argue with the BBC but...I was certain the Canadians called it a Marmot.
(This is from Wikipaedia lest anyone think that I'm a rodent specialist)

Marmots are members of the genus Marmota, in the rodent family Sciuridae (squirrels).

Marmots are generally large ground squirrels. Those most often referred to as marmots tend to live in mountainous areas such as the Sierra Nevada in the United States or the European Alps. However the groundhog is also properly called a marmot, while the similarly-sized but more social prairie dog is not classified in the genus Marmota but in the related genus Cynomys.

Marmots typically live in burrows, and hibernate there through the winter. Most marmots are highly social, and use loud whistles to communicate with one another, especially when alarmed.

Some historians suggest that marmots, rather than rats, were the primary carriers of the Bubonic plague during several historic outbreaks.[1]

The name marmot comes from French marmotte, from Old French marmotan, marmontaine, from Old Franco-Provençal, from Low Latin mures montani "mountain mouse", from Latin mures monti, from Classical Latin mures alpini "Alps mouse".

Marmots mainly eat greens. They eat many types of grasses, berries, lichens, mosses, roots and flowers.

The writings of Marco Polo refer to the marmot as "Pharoah's rats."
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10-12-2007, 11:41 AM (This post was last modified: 10-12-2007 11:41 AM by Yaaay.)
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Cé hé sin Wrote:However the groundhog is also properly called a marmot,

Thanks Ce he, Clark and I were correct!

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10-13-2007, 06:09 AM
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More to the important issue, why are you watching SKY news, when you could watch BBC24!

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10-13-2007, 06:47 AM
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The picture came from the Sun Online - look at it's properties. An no, don't start that again.

I am a BBC24 man - although that bleedin Visit Malaysia advert is driving me nuts.

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