Kanga the destroyer

BBC News: 'Killer kangaroo' evidence found.

Palaeontologists digging in northern Australia have found fossil evidence of several new species - including a "killer kangaroo".  The flesh-eating marsupial would have lived between 10 and 20 million years ago, scientists say.   The research team has also unearthed evidence of a large carnivorous bird dubbed the "demon duck of doom".  The dig site in Queensland has yielded remains of at least 20 previously unknown creatures.  The team from the University of New South Wales made the discoveries in the Riversleigh fossil fields in the north-west of the state.

I like these Australian palaeontologists, they have a flair for names!  You wouldn't want to meet the Demon Duck of Doom on a dark and stormy night...

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