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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2018 3:36 am 
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https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/arti ... d=12055609

Wallaby found dead in the gutter on Wellington street


A Wellington cyclist had an experience straight from the Outback during a morning bike ride after coming across a wallaby on a city street.

Unfortunately the Australian native was dead, lying in the gutter in Happy Valley Rd, which leads to the capital's main rubbish dump.

Lyall told Stuff he did not know how the animal had died, or whether or not it had escaped from Wellington Zoo.

He had notified the Department of Conservation.

"My initial reaction was a double take because I didn't recognise if it was a possum or a rat," Lyall said.

Wellington City Council spokeswoman Victoria Barton-Chapple told Stuff neither council staff nor contractors had ever seen a wallaby around the capital city.

Landcare Research said there had been five species of wallaby in New Zealand for over 140 years.

Populations are centred in South Canterbury (Bennett's wallaby), Rotorua (dama wallaby) and Kawau Island (dama, parma, brush-tailed rock, and swamp wallabies).


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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2018 3:56 am 
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Probably escaped from the embassy after getting tired of the galahs


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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2018 5:21 am 
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well NZ isn't the best place for ex-wallabies to retire to....maybe a highlanders supporter saw 'him' crossing the road and ran him over....when will all this hate crime in NZ stop????? :D


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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2018 5:23 am 
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I think that's 41-1 now.
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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2018 5:23 am 
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Isn't the animal still a Wallaby if it's dead?


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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2018 5:23 am 
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kiwigreg369 wrote:
I think that's 41-1 now.
KG

1-0


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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2018 5:46 am 
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CrazyIslander wrote:
Isn't the animal still a Wallaby if it's dead?

Pining for the outback?


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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2018 5:47 am 
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JB1981 wrote:
CrazyIslander wrote:
Isn't the animal still a Wallaby if it's dead?

Pining for the outback?


pretty sure once an animal is found dead on the street or nearby, its no longer that animal but colloquially knows as 'roadkill'


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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2018 5:49 am 
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So it wasn’t Kurtley Beale play-acting again?


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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2018 6:00 am 
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Hope Joe Moody has a good alibi


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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2018 6:29 am 
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comets wrote:
JB1981 wrote:
CrazyIslander wrote:
Isn't the animal still a Wallaby if it's dead?

Pining for the outback?


pretty sure once an animal is found dead on the street or nearby, its no longer that animal but colloquially knows as 'roadkill'

What if it's just stunned?


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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2018 7:05 am 
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CrazyIslander wrote:
Isn't the animal still a Wallaby if it's dead?


Nah

But tbf I should have said "former wallaby"


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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2018 8:20 am 
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CrazyIslander wrote:
Isn't the animal still a Wallaby if it's dead?

Not if it's pining for the fjords. Then it most certainly is an ex wallaby.

Oh. Pining done already I see.


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