FIRE FIGHTER CYCLE
A tragic story with a happy ending. Riding on a side road very early from Grafton to Coffs Harbour I came across this kangaroo in the ditch. He was struck by a car and left with a broken back leg. as I got closer he shook violently and tried to crawl away but could not move.
I have seen a lot of people in accidents struck by cars but animals to me are very emotional. The speed here was an obnoxious 100 kph and cars just zipped past this poor guy. I crushed a can gave him some water. Luckily i had a cell signal called Gypsy in Grafton and had her look up animal rescue with my GPS location and they were there in a hour. I have saved a few lives in my job but never a kangaroo.I was overjoyed. After seeing so many dead kangaroos I was just so happy to help one live.
I am a fire captain and cancer survivor.
In memory of the