Drop of hope for thirsty visitor

A kangaroo walks into a worksite and asks for a drink…

No, this isn’t a set up for a joke – just a day in the life of a Road Maintenance crew member with Roads and Maritime Services.

Ray Harwood was removing safety hazards from the road east of Hay recently, when a thirsty and slightly dazed roo approached him looking for help.

Ray quickly whipped out his water bottle and shared a drink with the friendly local.

It was a nice change for the crew, who have to remove up to 15 dead kangaroos a day from this remote section of the Sturt Highway.

With the current drought impacting most of the state, the number of kangaroos killed on our roads has increased as wildlife comes closer to roadsides looking for green vegetation or moisture resulting from road run-off.

After the young critter had satisfied his thirst, he was off with a hop, skip and a jump.

Ray’s offer of help demonstrates yet again that regional road maintenance crews work to keep our road network safe while offering a hand to those who need it – human or otherwise!


A kangaroo walks into a worksite and asks for a drink…

No, this isn’t a set up for a joke – just a day in the life of a Road Maintenance crew member with Roads and Maritime Services.

Ray Harwood was removing safety hazards from the road east of Hay recently, when a thirsty and slightly dazed roo approached him looking for help.

Ray quickly whipped out his water bottle and shared a drink with the friendly local.

It was a nice change for the crew, who have to remove up to 15 dead kangaroos a day from this remote section of the Sturt Highway.

With the current drought impacting most of the state, the number of kangaroos killed on our roads has increased as wildlife comes closer to roadsides looking for green vegetation or moisture resulting from road run-off.

After the young critter had satisfied his thirst, he was off with a hop, skip and a jump.

Ray’s offer of help demonstrates yet again that regional road maintenance crews work to keep our road network safe while offering a hand to those who need it – human or otherwise!