The illustrated FMLs

Today, while on a road trip through Australia with my dad, we were both complaining that we had yet to see any kangaroos. Suddenly, we saw one up real close. The rental car saw it even closer. FML

By australian6196 / Wednesday 5 February 2014 02:36 / Australia - Sydney
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  Toriahh  |  21

Animals come out of nowhere sometimes. Where I'm from it's pretty common for someone to hit a deer. Doesn't say anything about the fact if they were paying attention to the road or not.

  mikbrooke  |  25

kangaroos can be pretty quick. and can come out of nowhere depending on where you are because of trees/bushes.
most warning people get is a sign with a picture of a kangaroo on them. its nothing to do with eyesight or paying attention to the road. and it doesnt say who was driving.

  purebliss_fml  |  19

Bit hard when you're driving 110km p/h on the fwy and a kangaroo jumps out in front of your car...
It happens quite regularly here.. Driving along a certain fwy once I counted 8 dead kangaroos on the side of the road. It's awful.

  applebramble  |  22

In Thailand there are warning signs of wild elephants crossing the road . Even though they're slow , there are absolutely no road rules in Thailand so people drive like fucking lunatic maniacs and they still wouldn't be able to stop in time before they hit the poor things .

  ivydindy13  |  14

Am I the only one jealous that all I see is deer?!

You're all commenting on seeing kangaroos, elephants and alligators on the side of the road and I'm here like damn, I hit another chicken...

  mikbrooke  |  25

#132 - pretty sure im aware, because last time i checked, i actually live in australia. nothing i said even remotely suggested it was one big desert.

  AlphaOmega0106  |  18

Australia is like just under half desert. The coastal areas are pretty populated in some places, I love in Australia and the hottest I've experienced is around 40 degrees (Celsius). I've seen a few kangaroos while camping and all were either in a zoo or in the bush

  colton_colton  |  49

Their wish came true

  pumboc  |  23

You evidently don't live in Australia. Kangaroos quite literally jump out of nowhere because they flock towards car lights.
It can completely demolish your car or the driver may swerve to avoid impact and consequently lose control of the car.
Either way, it ain't pretty


Just a few weeks ago, I watched my aunt in the car in front of mine hit a kangaroo, he literally came out of nowhere. You can be the best driver in Australia but if a roo jumps in front of your car, you'll probably hit it.

P.s. The kangaroo was okay though, he hopped away back into the bush.

  ItsAUnicorn  |  27

True, I don't drive and I live in the Netherlands, so we don't really have big animals coming out of nowhere..

But at least I've learned something! Thanks for the explanation :)

  RobertoZ  |  5

Deer do the same thing.On my vacation I always go through a mountain and we have to go incredibly low because we almost them even at that speed.Pretty much any animal will just commit suicide if it sees a car.

  lunaluver666  |  7

What are drop bears?


#156 Like an angry Koala that drops out of tree's and attacks you. As citizens we eat tons of Vegemite daily so it acts as a kind of pheromone replant in our sweat. It builds up in your system over time, so it doesn't work for tourists. Vegemite smeared behind the ears works best for tourists.

  sdroze1389  |  31

never tried it honestly, but you killed it so might as well put it to good use. people tell me it's lean though so probably not terrible for your health if you know how to properly cook game.

  davie94  |  18

It's actually doesn't taste too bad, if it's cooked right that is. Though i still can't get over the fact that I'm eating a kangaroo, so i try not eating it.

  sparkyrell  |  6

It's pretty good. Marinating it and banging it on the barbie is my favourite way of cooking it. Although you have to be careful with wild roos, some of them can be wormy depending on where they live


Kangaroo meats not bad, if you get a good quality cut AND you cook the fucker just right. Roo meat is quite tough, so if you over cook it, then prepare to che through thick cardboard. But if its done right its great, and its very lean meat, lots of protein, great fot bulking up. Cut it into chunks and put it on skewers with red onion and capsicum then fry it up and you're good to go.


@35 Lol no, what sparkyrell said is an Aussie enthusiastic way of saying to put something on the barbeque, basically just replaced 'put' with 'bang'. Notice the alliteration with 'bang' and 'barbie'.

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