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Albino possum causes log truck roll-over at Narooma
naroomanewsonline.com.au ^ | 8 June 2012 | Stan Gorton

Posted on 06/12/2012 9:20:40 AM PDT by smokingfrog

IN a bizarre set of circumstances, a rare but dead albino possum is believed to have caused a log truck roll-over on the Princes Highway just south of Narooma.

The accident occurred just after 1pm when witnesses said a local from Wallaga Lake stopped to look at the road-kill possum that had been lying on the roadside at the entrance to the Island View Beach Resort.

A series of cars backed up behind the stopped vehicle in the southbound lane. Another Narooma local who was last in the line of stopped cars looked in his rear-vision mirror only to see the huge red-coloured truck coming up fast from behind.

“I think I am going to buy a lottery ticket,” said the local, who at one point thought the truck was going to smash into him and end his life.

The truck driver then allegedly swerved onto the wrong side of the road, narrowly missing the line of cars and while he was fortunate not to face any oncoming northbound traffic, he did lose control on the straight stretch of highway.

The truck reportedly clipped a boat trailer, flipped onto its side, sliding down the highway with the prime mover coming to rest in bushland just off the verge north of the Nangudga Bridge.

An ACT couple who among those first on the scene were able to help the truck driver out of the cab but they said he was badly shaken up and was not aware of where he was.

(Excerpt) Read more at naroomanewsonline.com.au ...


TOPICS: Australia/New Zealand; Culture/Society; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: accident; downunder

1 posted on 06/12/2012 9:20:52 AM PDT by smokingfrog
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To: smokingfrog

Was the ‘possum really dead or just playing ‘possum?


2 posted on 06/12/2012 9:25:07 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1239 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Obama is not a Big Brother [he's a Big Sissy...])
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To: smokingfrog

S’gotta be a metaphore.. for something.....


3 posted on 06/12/2012 9:31:27 AM PDT by Calusa (The pump don't work cause the vandals took the handles. Quoth Bob Dylan.)
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To: null and void

He be dead for real, mate.


4 posted on 06/12/2012 9:32:54 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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http://static.lifeislocal.com.au/multimedia/images/full/1938693.jpg


5 posted on 06/12/2012 9:37:12 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: smokingfrog
This is in Australia, where they all drive on the wrong side of the road.
6 posted on 06/12/2012 9:37:55 AM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: smokingfrog

Someone had to ask...


7 posted on 06/12/2012 9:54:50 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1239 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Obama is not a Big Brother [he's a Big Sissy...])
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To: smokingfrog

Their dead possums are prettier than our dead possums...


8 posted on 06/12/2012 9:56:31 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1239 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Obama is not a Big Brother [he's a Big Sissy...])
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To: smokingfrog
Must have been aborigines stopped to check out dinner.
9 posted on 06/12/2012 10:03:35 AM PDT by X-spurt (Its time for ON YOUR FEET or on your knees)
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To: null and void

Not a ‘possum, a possum (and they don’t play dead)


10 posted on 06/12/2012 10:07:29 AM PDT by Oztrich Boy ("Who among us can resist the allure of really funny math puns?" - Willow Rosenberg)
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To: X-spurt

Local Game warden Eric O’Holder refused to investigate the runover. ‘Possum advocate Elizabeth Grady wants to know if the possum’s color influenced O’Holder’s decision. Ms. Grady said, “we have laws on the books to protect wildlife, regardless of their coloring. Why is Game and Fish not investigating?”


11 posted on 06/12/2012 10:12:05 AM PDT by dblshot (Insanity: electing the same people over and over and expecting different results.)
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To: smokingfrog

Albino Possum strikes again!


12 posted on 06/12/2012 10:16:23 AM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: smokingfrog

pet possum

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QuNihdGBu8k


13 posted on 06/12/2012 10:32:15 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: smokingfrog

Its total lack of movement was due to it being tired and shagged out after a long squawk...


14 posted on 06/12/2012 11:40:08 AM PDT by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: Zeppo
...tired and shagged out after a long squawk...

Or just pining for the fjords.

15 posted on 06/12/2012 1:17:34 PM PDT by TangoLimaSierra (To the left the truth looks like Right-Wing extremism.)
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To: smokingfrog
Ed Winter of the airborne nocturnal albino possum posse patrol. (The possums are on the ground, Ed--not in the clouds.)
16 posted on 06/12/2012 1:47:24 PM PDT by tumblindice (Our new, happy lives.)
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To: null and void
Their dead possums are prettier than our dead possums...

And the live ones too.


17 posted on 06/12/2012 2:56:53 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: smokingfrog; null and void
As a example how awesomely cute real possums can look


18 posted on 06/12/2012 7:22:25 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy ("Who among us can resist the allure of really funny math puns?" - Willow Rosenberg)
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To: Oztrich Boy

19 posted on 06/12/2012 7:29:28 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Oztrich Boy
Ours sing in harmony...


20 posted on 06/12/2012 7:33:14 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1239 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Obama is not a Big Brother [he's a Big Sissy...])
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To: smokingfrog

Now that’s precious! Don’t tell me those little paws don’t look like they’re clad in elbow-length fingerless gloves!


21 posted on 06/12/2012 7:33:59 PM PDT by thecodont
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