Of the Kangaroo

I saw myself this morning, a little way from the ship, one of the animals before spoke off; it was of a light mouse color and the full size of a greyhound, and shaped in every respect like one, with a long tail, which it carried like a greyhound; in short, I should have taken it for a wild dog but for its walking or running, in which it jumped like a hare or deer.

James Cook, Sunday June 24th 1770

From: Captain Cook's Journal during his first voyage round the world
made in H.M.Bark "Endavour" 1768-71
A Literal Transcription of the Original MSS
with notes and introduction
edited by Captain W.J.L Wharton, R.N., F.R.S
London 1893
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