Here’s something you don’t see every day. Kangaroos are pouncing about through a field covered in a blanket of snow in Australia.
The occurrence was brought about by strong winds and freezing winter temperatures that swept across Australia’s three south-eastern states. Starting in June, parts of the country saw rare snowfall.
One Aussie Twitter user, Stephen Grenfell, was able to get footage of the kangaroos while he was driving by New South Wales last Saturday. He posted the clip on the social media platform and captioned it “Not something you see every day in Australia. Kangaroos in the snow.” Watch the video below:
— Stephen Grenfell (@stephengrenfel1) August 11, 2019
Another Twitter user posted a photo of Kangaroos in the snow taken from his golf course in response. See the unusual photo below:
My golf course on Sunday … pic.twitter.com/0CW6XHQKc7
— matt laing (@matt_laing) August 12, 2019
Meteorologist previously recorded the occurrence as Australia’s coldest outbreaks in the past few years. Local news outlets in the capital Canberra reported that a football game was played under snowfall for the first time.
While it’s generally been fun to see snowfall, locals have also endured the negative side of it. The rare occurrence also caused the closure of some roads outside Sydney. Flights also had to be canceled during the cold front and 10,000 homes in the southern part of the country experienced power interruption.
Aside from this rare weather occurrence, Australia also experienced weather extremes in the past year. This includes floods, cyclones, and wild bushfires.
Experts believe that weather events are brought about by global climate change. Prolonged drought in the country is currently straining certain rural areas.