A diligent scholar is like a bee who takes honey from many different flowers and stores it in his hive.
—John Amos Comenius
Dog-kangaroo hybrids are occasionally described in old Australian news reports, some of which are quoted below.
One such report appears on page 2 of the March 19, 1892, issue of the Logan Witness, a newspaper published in Beenleigh, Queensland, Australia (source), there appears an account of a freak show which describes one of the creatures on display as “an animal that may be truly termed half a dog, half kangaroo, the legs and feet being moulded in true marsupial style, while the head and jaw are canine.”
A second, much longer report, appears on page 3 (cols. 4 and 5) of the May 5, 1883, issue of The Herald, a newspaper published in Fremantle, Western Australia (source). It reads as follows:
There is a brief mention of a dog-wallaby hybrid on page 2 (col. 4) of the June 28, 1875, issue of the Evening News a newspaper published in Sydney, New South Wales (source). The notice reports that at a local hotel, the Waterman’s Arms, there was then on display a “freak of nature in the shape of a dog that partakes strangely of the nature of a wallaby.”
An additional report that seems to fit under the heading of this cross, appears on page 3 (col. 1) of the December 21, 1939, issue of the Glen Innes Examiner a newspaper published in Glen Innes, New South Wales (source). Note that foxes are introduced in Australia. Also, dingos, which are native to that country, are often classified as Canis familiaris and have fox-like tails. At any rate, the article reads as follows:
The following is a list of reported dog crosses discussed on this site. Some of these crosses are much better documented than others (as indicated by the reliability arrow). Moreover, some are extremely disparate, and so must be taken with a large grain of salt. But all have been reported at least once.
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