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Old 12-02-2003, 20:39   #1 (permalink)
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Driving home from Puckapunyal last night at about 11:00pm I went head to head with a roo and lost. It makes it the 6th roo that I've hit and the novelty has well and truely worn off. I will post some pictures tomorrow. I've had it quoted at a few places and it going to cost me about $700 to repair the damage. Not too bad but it's still money that I can't really afford. I'm going back there tonight to try and find some of my missing parts...
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Driving home from Puckapunyal last night at about 11:00pm I went head to head with a roo and lost. It makes it the 6th roo that I've hit and the novelty has well and truely worn off. I will post some pictures tomorrow. I've had it quoted at a few places and it going to cost me about $700 to repair the damage. Not too bad but it's still money that I can't really afford. I'm going back there tonight to try and find some of my missing parts...

woah dude, you hit a roo with an NL, and the repair bill is only $700. i think you got out bloody lightly

good to see that you and the car got out of it fairly safely
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Yeah I reckon if the bill is only $700 you got off pretty lightly. Built Ford Tough!

I reckon if you hit a roo, kill the bastard and bring him home for a BBQ to make you feel better...

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hmmm... insurance doesnt cover it???
my bro hit a roo on his motor bike at 80 klicks and broke his collarbone, he works as a truck driver at night?mornin and now he hits as many as he can between the white lines... and then some!!! sorry to hear about your car... its somethin i dread.
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damn, sorry to hear mate :(
that does seem pretty cheap, my roof and bonnet (new bonnet) cost $900 to fix up and it wasnt much damage :o
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Old 12-03-2003, 13:24   #6 (permalink)
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Luckily both headlights survived and there was no panel damage. The front bar is rooted, as is the left cornering light and indicator. Thankfully it was a low hit so the damage was limited.

I spent half an hour on the side of the road with a torch and still couldn't find the bloody thing, so it must be one of those new fangled "Phantom Roos"...
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Just wondering has anyone tried those shu-roo things??

Do they work?
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The RACV tested them and said no.

There are electronic ones that work but they are fairly expensive. They look like a small speed camera mounted to the front of your car.
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a mate with a .303 in the passengers seat (or perched on the bullbar/roof racks, whatever) does wonders for the kangaroo problem
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a mate with a .303 in the passengers seat (or perched on the bullbar/roof racks, whatever) does wonders for the kangaroo problem
I wont say how i know, but i can personaly vouch 100% for this method.

Also shotguns at closer range (read slower speeds) works almost as well.
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