Every so often a local gets asked by interstate (and sometimes) international visitors, if they were to visit Canberra, would they spot a kangaroo?
The answer is yes! A kangaroo was certainly spotted on to the front page of The Canberra Times on this day in 1986.
The article was headed "The roo that discovered Canberra".
The impression that foreigners have of kangaroos bounding along the boulevards of Australia's cities was sometimes borne out in the national capital where bush and city are mixed.
A particular kangaroo was photographed taking a less than scholarly interest in the campus of the Australian National University.
It was first seen near the Film and Sound Archive and then went around Ellery Circuit, before bounding of around the corner of the School of Art.
Mike Braysher, of the ACT Parks and Conservation Unit, said the kangaroo, an eastern grey, was almost certainly a member of the small population on Black Mountain.
He thought that the kangaroo had probably come to the ANU, making a perilous crossing of Clunies Ross Street, to gnaw at the improved pastures of its lush lawns at a time when Black Mountain is dry and gastronomically bleak and boring for wildlife.