I was riding in thick fog last Sunday morning here in the hills outside Melbourne on a small gravel backroad, up ahead with sun peaking through the fog, I saw a large figure in middle of the road (I'm thinking WTF is someone doing out here of all places), to me it looked like a very tall person in some type of heavy overcoat or robe...anyway, upon getting within 30 meters I had started breaking fast, it revealed itself as a Big Red kangaroo, standing high on back legs and puffing its chest out, would have been at least 2 metres tall. Needless to say both I and it were as surprised as one another, it turned around and headed up the road, bouncing from side to side till it eventually scaled an embankment. I've had a few close calls with Roo's before, & wouldn't want to hit one, but their presence when engaged or enraged is quite imposing. Over here it is generally considered not safe to ride before sunset & stop before sundown due to the high chance of wildlife on roads, especially on forested or outback roads. Roo's & Wombats particularly at dusk.