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Australian Made Kangaroo Rugs $59 (RRP $139) Delivered @ Ugg Australia

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ONLY 150 RUGS AVAILABLE!

All rugs have been individually measured and are 160cm+ (Long) by 75cm (Wide) from head to tail.

We buy our Kangaroo skins from local farmers, who have government permits to cull kangaroos on their land. Also, a by-product from the food industries.

Best Kangaroo Rugs you can buy. Perfect for your bed, floor, chair and any decoration such as "HALLOWEEN".

100% Australian Made start to finish, support Australian manufacturing and Australian jobs.

This is a great price for our beautiful Rugs for OzBargain only.

Our ‘Ugg Australia® Kangaroo Rug’ is made using the pure, warm and luxurious Australian kangaroo. Our kangaroo rug will give your home a luxurious feel, whilst providing superior comfort and warmth. These rugs are great for multipurpose use as decoration, to drape over chairs, as wall hangings or even for cushions and upholstery.

Ugg Australia® we have been making sheepskin boots for over four decades in our former Brunswick factory. Operating Australia’s last and ONLY sheepskin tannery for footwear guarantees that we are the only one in the world who has 100% Australian Made Ugg boots.

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  • +20

    No, it's not a rat, it's a 'joey'

    • You can get some of these for decoration or matching accessories too
      https://www.souvenirsaustralia.com/kangaroo-toad/kangaroo-sc...

      or

      https://www.rooballs.com/kangaroo-paws/

      • +1

        I've seen these by the side of every highway.

    • At first glance it looks like a wee sugar glider (Petaurus breviceps) to me …

      • Also thought it was a possum on first glance, but that’s probably because at this time of year I autopsy a lot of possums to determine if they were killed by cat or fox.

        • I'm guessing that overwhelmingly more often the culprit is a cat?

          • +1

            @GnarlyKnuckles: It varies by location.

            I’m currently working in an urban area with a cat curfew that is enforced so the foxes are actually worse, however most of my current areas aren’t close to houses and I have previously done cat control programs to remove the ferals.
            Yes, cat curfews actually work.

            Unfortunately though there are still overly emotional types that would rather protect cats and foxes than native animals. I had one idiot arguing that foxes don’t kill native animals in urban areas whilst I was holding a bag of 11.5 dead native animals all killed by a single fox… For those wondering why 11.5, the fox had chewed a little ringtail in half and all I could find was the tail, rear legs and some guts.

            • @mapax: So how does one tell if it's a fox or a cat? And how often is it undetermined?

              • @Ezuku: It’s a combination of factors to make a determination, some of them include examining the wound shape and tooth marks left in the dead animal as foxes and cats have different shaped teeth/jaws, footprints, scat, the smell of urine, and damage that has occurred to vegetation.

                I have a pretty good record and ~90% of the time I can determine whether it was fox or cat on the first site visit, and closer to 95% on the second visit.

            • @mapax: You could sew those remains together and sell some decent sized native quilts

    • no it skippy

  • +6

    Sounds cruel…

    • +2

      Sounds based if you ask me

      • +17

        What does based mean

        • +25

          As in … 'This product is kangaroo based' … (lolol)

          It seems many ozbers are JUMPING on this del …
          These things are LEAPING off the shelves …
          I think I'll SKIP it myself … because (like a dodgy two-up coin) there's a tail, but no head.

          Is it just me, or do others reckon that there should either be no tail and no head, OR a tail AND a head? Having the tail but no head just looks weird …

        • methed

      • +1

        sounds like a typo if you ask me

        • Sounds like you're right if you ask me

      • 😂😂🤣😂🤣 based… Not enough bass imo

      • +1

        What's that based on?

        • -2

          sounds like most commenters are too cringe to understand based

  • +52

    This will be a fun comments section

    • +18

      lets hop to it

      • +5

        Skip the puns mate

  • +50

    It's weird that I can think having a sheep skin would be nice while this really puts me off. It makes me think of road kill.

    • +25

      For me it's the tail part…

      • +21

        cut it off and use it as a door snake. works great

        • +2

          bargain!

        • +1

          Spoken like a true Ozbargainer

      • +3

        As I've said above in a comment that is not shown due to an unfortunate OzB quirk, the tail makes the whole thing look weird because there's no head. Either there should be a head and a tail, OR there should be no head and no tail.

        Having the tail without the head just makes the whole thing look weird.

        • +28

          Looks like a furry stingray lol

        • +1

          It's Halloween

      • IMO they should stitch a couple together and make a square rug.

    • +11

      I had a similar thought. I love eating kangaroo meat, but it just feels weird to have something like this on display like a 'trophy' in the house.

      I know it makes no real sense. It's not really any weirder than wearing a leather jacket yet I have no issue with that. Maybe it's because kangaroos are cute? I don't know.

      • +6

        It's just what we're used to I think. It's normal to kill animals like sheep and cows for their various parts. It's less common with kangaroos. I find sheep and cows far cuter than kangaroos. Lambs and calves are especially cute and they're what we eat. I also don't think kangaroo fur would feel very nice. I wouldn't eat dog even if it was an ugly dog with the most amazing meat.

        • +2

          B, re:

          'I also don't think kangaroo fur would feel very nice.'

          You must have never patted a roo. They have the softest fur I've ever felt. Softer than a rabbit's.

          • @GnarlyKnuckles: Makes the best leather fir shoes. Unfortunately foriegner think these plague animals are cute and endangered and stopped companies like adidas from using kangaroo leather.

        • +13

          that's all because of our cultural conditioning. since birth we've been taught to love and care for some species, and torment/skin/ingest others. animals won't care if you find them cute, their furs soft, or their cooked flesh tasty. they would avoid being hurt at any chance, yet we don't respect that. follow your heart, unlearn speciesism

          • @nagev5:

            unlearn speciesism

            Absolutely agree. Kill em all! The nicer tasting the better.

            • +2

              @banana365: Yes, and—like camel meat—roo is very healthy meat too. One of the best things Australians could do for the natural environment and their own health is to eat more camel and roo, in place of farmed hooved animals.

              • +1

                @GnarlyKnuckles: I was tempted to buy some roo last week but I was surprised how much it costs now. It used to be quite a bit cheaper. Possibly a victim of its increasing popularity.

                • @banana365: What state are you in bananas? Here in Melbourne the price of roo has remained relatively constant over the last 20 years or so; ever since it began being sold in Coles and Woolies. The cheapest place to get it is the Vic Market, where you can by it by the kilo. It's about 25% more expensive bought packaged at Coles or Woolies.

                  It can be bought really cheaply from Woolies sometimes, if you suss out the usual time of day that your local knocks down all the 'close to use-by' meat for the day. As a bit of a 'heads up', roo steaks bought from Woolies keep for an incredibly long time in the fridge; way past the stated 'use-by' date.

                  If you've noticed a price increase, I'd guess that that's because there's been big increases in the prices of all other red meats in the last couple of years … which has had a 'flow-on' effect of increasing the demand (and thus price) of roo meat.

                  Notably, roo meat is generally healthier than lamb, beef, pork, etc..

                  • +1

                    @GnarlyKnuckles: I now see that you live in Perth bananas. That might have something to do with it, because most (all?) roo meat sold in Australia is from animals culled in South Australia and Victoria. So as well as the above-described 'general effect of price increases in other red meats', you might be paying increased costs assocated with increases in transportation/handling costs involved in getting the roo meat from SA or VIC to WA.

                • @banana365: Not many people hunt them for game meat, too much hassle fir the price. Better let them rot in the paddock.

      • By the way, I always wondered why kangaroo meat is so damn expensive in Australia? There is absolutely no reason for it to cost as much as beef.

        • Economies of scale amongst other things.

        • +2

          Cows are slower and easier to catch in the wild.

          Kangaroos are much faster and harder to catch, therefore, very expensive.

        • +1

          Yo dopes, re:

          'There is absolutely no reason for it to cost as much as beef.'

          There is simply no comparability between a roo culling/transporting/butchering/packaging/distributing/selling (and marketing) operation, and a cow farming/butchering/selling operation. They are entirely different endeavors, in numerous different senses. Ergo it is erroneous/overly simplistic to assume that "roo meat should be cheaper than cow meat because you don't have to farm it" … if that was your line of thinking.

      • +3

        Maybe it's because kangaroos are cute?

        And sheep isn't?

        • +1

          Have you ever seen a lamb, cache?

          It's hard to find a cuter thing than that. It is also hard to find a thing that is more delicious to eat than that, but that's another matter …

          • @GnarlyKnuckles: Yep, bottle feeding a couple of lambs at the moment. They are very cute.

            • +1

              @heal: Ah yes, 'poddy lambs' … Extremely cute. And in fact, if you are a sheep farmer, often subsequently useful. I've helped raise a few myself. Once they reach adulthood and are released back into the flock, they usually don't behave quite like the other sheep. Unlike the rest of the flock they are not 'naturally scared' of humans (or even the kelpie sometimes, if the two have bonded), and can be very useful for 'manipulating' the flock. Kind of like an intermediary, between you and the flock.

              • @GnarlyKnuckles: I have plenty of friends who are farmers but i just have a few lambs as I'm only on a small amount of land. They are very tame. They come right up to me and aren't scared of my two English Pointers. It's a great experience for the kids to bottle feed and nurse them back to health. I've tried doing the same with a goat before however he tried to dominate my youngest and would jump on the car. He went back to my mates paddock and Guzzie is still around 5 years later.

                • +1

                  @heal: Oh yeppers, male goats are a whole different thing altogether, as you have evidently discovered! They erm … 'mean well' though (I love goats), and are very protective of anything that they 'permit' to live in their territory.

                  English pointers are a good match for lambs I reckon. Gentle, smart dogs that learn quickly and are eager to please. I'm not at all surprised that the lambs aren't scared of them. They probably feel protected by them.

      • +1

        A byproduct from eating meat once was leather products. Almost all hides in Australia go to landfill now as we seem to all have been brain washed into thinking leather is bad. Great to see someone making money out of something that otherwise would be a waste product.

  • +15

    so were taking our most iconic native animal and turning them into rugs now?
    …poor bloody skip.

    • +60

      The kangaroos aren’t framed or culled for their skin or meat. At least this way their skin is used for a purpose instead of thrown out.

      I see no outrage for this product.

      • +5

        its just in bad taste….no one wants skip on their lounge room floor!

        • +40

          The rug is indeed a bad taste.

          It's too chewy, and hair can get stuck in between the teeth. But roo steak is good.

          I also find lounge room floor inconvenient to serve food, dinner table works better.

        • +14

          I have a feature wall in my cinema room that looks like a truck is crashing through it, this rug will add to the realism.

      • +5

        Actually, their skin makes for some amazing leather

        • +1

          Great for stropping knives after sharpening.

          • -1

            @mister_snrub: Alternatively, if you don't have any roo leather around, you could just use your forearm.

      • +19

        You can explain the positives of something like this a million different ways but people will inevitably be outraged because these days everyone believes their own personal opinions far outweigh actual facts and common sense.

        • +4

          I don’t agree with you. 😜

          • +2

            @Nitrous: I’m outraged!

            • +3

              @Magnastar: Hopping mad?

              • +3

                @EightImmortals: Nah I skipped that step.

                • +1

                  @Magnastar: You skipped that step, and leapt straight to unbounded outrage? That's a bit like a mob mentality mate. Careful, or you could end up in court.

                  • +1

                    @GnarlyKnuckles:

                    Careful, or you could end up in court.

                    A kangaroo court?

                    • +1

                      @heal: You got it heals ;-P

                      Also, one of the collective nouns for a group of roos is a 'court' (also, 'mob' and 'troop').

      • Yo Hungry Jacks, re:

        'The kangaroos aren’t framed …'

        Some say that this guy was actually framed … i.e. that he was completely stitched up. Others swear he's totes guilty. I'm reserving judgement until more facts come to light …

        https://watsoniabugle.com/2019/04/29/gun-wielding-kangaroo-f...

    • Not a recent thing.

      Coin purses, bottle openers and backscratchers out of other bodily parts

      • Yep, "seamless purses" have been a major (if rather tacky) souvenir for decades, if not longer.

    • +6

      Kangaroos are actually pests in parts of the country

    • +1

      Hey frangzy … re:

      '…poor bloody skip.'

      Personally, I think skip would be happy to contribute to Australian society in this way. As I recall from the numerous documentaries about Skippy I watched as a child, he was always willing to help/contribute, in any way that he possibly could.

      Not like Lassie. She was just a prissy bitch.

  • +1

    Dead rats for sale

  • +6

    whats next…koala stubby holders?

    • +24

      I'd totally buy one

    • +24

      See my vest! See my vest! …

    • I must admit I have googled "koala moccasins" in the last few minutes. note: the Kangaroo moccasins all seem to be sheepskin moccasins with kangaroo skin decoration.

    • well if koalas live in what is potentially the next great suburb , they will need to move to the urban fringes or contend with cars, cats, dogs and other risks.

      • Erm … wow gs, way to 'lob one in from left field …'

  • Great deal - thanks OP. Bought 2, 1 for me 1 for a gift. I'll need to invest in kangaroo salt and pepper shakers now I think.

    • +16

      Thank you for supporting Australian Farming and Australian Manufacturing! 🤗🙌👌
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      • I thought you didn’t farm kangaroos.

        (Just a joke)

        Is 160cm head to toe excluding length of the tail?

        • +3

          Erm, yeah ATangk, because these are GIANT roo skins, acquired from MEGAFAUNA that everyone thought became extinct many thousands of years ago. These guys have located a wee pocket of them still in existence, and these are the skins you are getting. This means that WITH the tail, the thing is about 3.2 metres long.

          Sheesh …

          • +1

            @GnarlyKnuckles: that's incredible.

          • @GnarlyKnuckles: Well, the website says 130cm, here its claimed 160cm.

            2m tall kangaroos aren't out of the ordinary, and tails dont come out from the bottom of their legs, so is it really that weird of a question?

            • -2

              @ATangk: Not so much a weird question as a dumb question hombre, because as you can clearly see these skins are cut off at the shoulder. There is no neck (and roos have long necks, you'll recall), and no head. Now, if you lop a 2-metre tall roo's head off at the shoulder, do you reckon he will still be 2 metres tall?

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