A kangaroo and a dog face-off at the tip off Bribie Island just off Bulcock Beach. Photo: Joe Dunn
A kangaroo and a dog face-off at the tip off Bribie Island just off Bulcock Beach. Photo: Joe Dunn Joe Dunn

Skippy look out! Dog, roo face-off on Coast beach

WHAT'S a roo to do?

It wasn't just beachgoers and boaties enjoying the great weather at the weekend. 

A kangaroo stopped by the beach at Caloundra, but he wasn't alone, another four-legged visitor was there to stand his ground.

Local photographer Joe Dunn snapped the moment a kangaroo came face-to-face with a dog in the shallows at the tip of Bribie on Sunday. 

He was standing at the Bulcock Beach boardwalk when he noticed the splashing in the water. 

"When I first saw the object bouncing in the water I thought it was someone swimming," Mr Dunn said. 

"Then a bloke called out and asked me to take some photos as he spotted the dog first.

"When I looked through the camera and noticed it was a kangaroo I was shocked.

A kangaroo and a dog face-off at the tip off Bribie Island just off Bulcock Beach. Photo: Joe Dunn
A kangaroo and a dog face-off at the tip off Bribie Island just off Bulcock Beach. Photo: Joe Dunn Joe Dunn

"The poor thing must have been desperate to head straight into the water."

With no dog owners in sight, a boatie helped save the kangaroo from the curious pup.

"The roo was lucky old mate in the boat came along as the dog wasn't leaving the poor roo alone," Mr Dunn said.

"The frustrating part is the dog was about 100m from the sign saying no animals or camping."

A spokeswoman from the Department of National Parks, Sport and Racing confirmed dogs were not allowed in the Bribie Island Recreation Area, in particular, the tip of Bribie.

A kangaroo and a dog face-off at the tip off Bribie Island just off Bulcock Beach. Photo: Joe Dunn
A kangaroo and a dog face-off at the tip off Bribie Island just off Bulcock Beach. Photo: Joe Dunn

 


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