The Myth of the Buckworth Kangaroo

If are in a Creston bar, talking to an old logger, and you mention the Buckworth logging road, he will tell you (I am told) about the kangaroo. The kangaroo is a painted stencil, about yay high, on the uphill side of the road. In pink, or yellow, or one of those goddamn colours. And somebody painted it there once, and nobody knows who. And it’s somewhere up that road. Or at least it was the last time somebody looked, arrr.

Well, I went up Buckworth, almost the whole length. And I looked. And I am here to tell you, there is no such kangaroo painted on the side of the Buckworth.

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