IT’S a little bit unusual – Sam Murray captured this curious footage of a western grey kangaroo (Macropus fuliginosus) tucking into a penguin on the beach at Cape Le Grand national park, east of Esperance.
The video, shot in March 2013 andposted online by Australian Geographic on February 28, reveals that the kangaroo was “quite focused” on what he was doing.
“Even when we got to within a metre and a half of him, he wouldn’t stop eating,” Mr Murray said.
Australian Geographic said kangaroos are generally known to munch on grass, with the addition of fruit, flowers, sap and bark for tree kangaroos.
Who knew they favour an occasional bite of meat?
Australian Geographic said Mr Murray was talking down the beach in the late evening before sunset, when he noticed a group of five or six kangaroos gathered on the beach.
“We started towards them and all the others were quick to hop away, but not this smaller one,” Mr Murray said.
Check out the video here.
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