Kangaroo road signs are one of my highlights from touring Australia. You never know when to expect one, or what it’ll depict. Kangaroo road signs come in all shapes and sizes, and if you take them literally, they can be rather entertaining.
Amongst others, kangaroo road signs are often found on various souvenirs. You can get your hands on road signs to display in your car. If you want, you can even get them printed on T-shirts, mugs, and anything else you might decide to get one on.
You can look for kangaroo road signs on souvenirs here if you fancy one of your own.
Anyway, let’s look at Exhibit A.
It’s no secret that kangaroos can be pretty dangerous. I’m sure we’ve all seen the pictures of the ripped fellas with muscles bigger than my waistline after stuffing my face through the Christmas holidays.
Turns out that there’s a little known secret to where they get their strength. I’ve not seen it advertised throughout most of mainland Australia. But, the back roads of Tasmania make sure that you know what the cheeky buggers are up to during the night.
Instead of kangaroo road signs, how about penguin road signs?
The most common one seems to be a pretty standard warning that there are penguins in the vicinity. They’re trying to say you need to be a little more alert and careful.
But what about these crafty swine giving the underside of your car a reverse-mohawk? Or might be they’re pulling the old cling-to-the-bottom-of-the-car-for-a-free-ride trick?
It’s a shame that despite the seemingly endless variety of ‘please consider the wildlife’ type road signs, rural Australia still has a phenomenal amount of roadkill.
Tasmania, in particular, took me by surprise. Nothing is quite as disheartening as passing a deceased wombat. Especially while you’re trying to take in the otherwise beautiful surroundings.
Fortunately, there are good folks across Australia that take care of the local fauna. Including the guys at the Kangaroo Sanctuary in Coober Pedy. So at least if the adult roos die in a road accident, the joeys might still have a fighting chance.
It’s all fun and games spotting crazy new Australian road signs, but remember to always drive safely.