Friday, July 14, 2006


Killer kangaroo, duck of doom roamed Aussie

`Forget cute, cuddly marsupials. A team of Australian palaeontologists say they have found the fossilised remains of a fanged killer kangaroo and what they describe as a “demon duck of doom”. [..]

“Because they didn’t hop, these were galloping kangaroos, with big, powerful forelimbs. Some of them had long canines (fangs) like wolves,” Archer told Australian Broadcasting Corp radio. [..]

The species found at the dig had “well muscled-in teeth, not for grazing. These things had slicing crests that could have crunched through bone and sliced off flesh”, Hand said.’

Also, there’s an image of the demon duck of doom skull.

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