Wedgies & Wallabies

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Subject: Wedgies & Wallabies
From: "Paul & Irene Osborn" <>
Date: Mon, 18 Aug 2008 12:38:16 +1000
On Saturday afternoon our Jack Russell Terrier began barking loudly at some thing. We looked up to see the local pair of Wedge-tailed Eagles flying very low across the paddock. The dog took off, chasing the wedgies and barking. One of the birds banked and went into a dive and we thought our dog was a goner, but then the wedgies prey became evident, a young Red-necked Wallaby. The wallaby, which was about half grown, escaped into next door's scrub and the wedgies flew off. The wallaby must have been ten times as big as the dog, much too large for the bird to handle, I would have thought. Has anyone observed Wedgies taking Red-necked Wallabies? Or dogs for that matter?
Paul Osborn
Bulahdelah NSW


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