Concerns Growing Over Kangaroo That's Had A Bucket Stuck To It's Head For Five Months
Sir David Attenborough has warned us for years that animals are increasingly being threatened by humans.
There's no denying that the things we produce affect wildlife, whether it's through plastic in our oceans or deforestation, or any other myriad of things. That's made itself very clear in a definitely not funny story about a kangaroo and a bucket.
The marsupial was first noticed with a bucket around it's head in Noosa, New South Wales around five months ago. Initially people tried to get it off, however the kangaroo never let anyone close enough.
Time went on and many thought that the roo must have either got the bucket off itself or had died as a result of not being able to eat.
However, a third option has presented itself after someone spotted the kangaroo recently, still with the bucket on it's head.
Writing on Facebook, William Watson said: "This is bucket head - he is a sub-adult, eastern grey kangaroo.
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"This poor fella has managed to get his head stuck inside a hole of what appears to be a stormwater pit box. He and his mob are from the opposite side of Lake MacDonald on Lake MacDonald Drive.
"The first sighting reported was almost five months ago and then nothing for a few months - we thought he may have got the box off or may have sadly passed away."
Whether the roo has learned how to put on and pull of it's helmet whenever it wants or has managed to feed with it attached is anyone's guess. It's nice to see that it's still alive and kicking, however obviously there are people who are keen to get the bucket off.
Local residents are being told to be on the lookout for Bucket Head however the've been advised not to try and remove the bucket themselves.
Wildlife Rescue Sunshine Coast founder Claire Smith told Daily Mail: "We are asking for people with dart gun permits to come forward and help the team track and sedate Bucket Head. Only when he is unconscious will the bucket be able to be removed.
"It's a case of perseverance - eventually the problem will be resolved but in the mean time, please leave this job to the wildlife team that are monitoring him."
Featured Image Credit: William Watson