Roo Mail:- Australia (Video)

Red Kangaroo, photo taken at Western Plains Zo...

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This was done as a Tourism Promotion for Queensland in Australia, for those that are not sure roo is short for kangaroo. Of course kangaroo’s do not deliver mail, but still it was all done in fun. The part I don’t understand is why they had to use a kangaroo without a pouch? This big red kangaroo has a fake pouch; (it is a male) which you would have guessed when you see them try to put the mail in the pouch. Anyway there has been a big backlash over this, from people that do believe that a kangaroo does deliver mail out in the never, never, others are calling the people that made this, Aussies Bogans, hicks, hillbillies. For something that was made just for laughs, seems others don’t think it is funny. Maybe it’s just the Aussie humour might be a bit different. What do you think?

“He is a she. They put a fake pouch on it. So Jackie is really Jack. And we don’t have Big Western Reds up here, he is from Alice Springs, and lives in a wildlife sanctuary a few kilometres down the road.
“It was not meant to deceive or mislead anyone, it is just a tall tale, some Aussies pulling their leg, having a bit of fun. Read the full story in the Courier Mail.

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18 Responses to Roo Mail:- Australia (Video)

  1. Rebekah says:

    Roo Mail sounded like a cute idea…

  2. kymbo says:

    Yeah, it was done well enough and people over seas dont have a clue about Australia anyway, whats wrong with making them look a little dumber than they are?…

    • magsx2 says:

      Hi kymbo,
      I wouldn’t say that, there are a lot of people that love reading about OZ and finding out bits and pieces, there are also a lot that have come over here for a holiday as well, but I agree, there are some people that don’t know what OZ is like. But you have to agree our Aussie humor is a bit out there for some people, and at times can be hard to understand.

  3. travelrat says:

    If you ever saw the BBC spoof of many years ago, that, too, had many people believing it was for real, and spaghetti did indeed grow on trees.

    Touble is that they had such a good reputation that a lot of people believed that if it was on the Beeb, it must be true!

  4. Selma says:

    Oh come on, its funny. Some people really need to lighten up. Even though kangaroos don’t actually deliver mail I bet that Skippy could have been trained to do so. Skippy was amazing. He saved so many people from being lost in the bush, pulled people from burning helicopters and so on. He would have been a great postman. Haha.

    • magsx2 says:

      Hi Selma,
      I’m really amazed they never made another Skippy show, it used to be so popular when I was a kid, I’m sue kids these days would love to see another show like that. I admit the special effects they used for the show back then would not cut it these days, but I’m sure they could do something.
      I love the roo mail, I thought it was great, it was a pity they couldn’t use a female roo, but whatever is handy. πŸ˜†

  5. dearrosie says:

    Hi Mags,
    What a fun post. I enjoyed travelling into the Australian bush and hearing your lovely accents and and getting close to a roo.

    • magsx2 says:

      Hi dearrosie,
      That is great that you came and had a holiday here in OZ, and it sounds like you went beyond the citys as well, good on you, I really hope you enjoyed yourself while you were here, it certainly is a long way to come, a lot of travelling time.

  6. souldipper says:

    Wicked senses of humour – those ozzies! We had tons of your countryfolk in Calgary teaching our guys how to play rugger. What a party! Never a dull moment. That young man was more difficult to understand than the interviewer!

  7. bronxboy55 says:

    The kangaroo hug, alone, would have made it worth watching.

  8. Barbara Rodgers says:

    I loved that affectionate hug, too! Perhaps the roo is an intersex roo? πŸ™‚

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