Not particularly scary but strange. My husband saw a medium sized kangaroo hopping up our street this morning as he was leaving the house. Yes, we have bush near us but not that close (about half a km) and it would have had to go through quite heavy morning traffic. Now the myth that Australians have kangaroos hopping down their streets in the suburbs isn't such a myth after all. No, he didn't get photos.
Not had any roo sightings in my suburb so much so I understand the sense of surprise, although I often see kangaroos around other Canberra suburbs. Dropping an interstate friend back at her hotel in Tuggeranong recently, there were roos nibbling on the grass out the front.
Earlier this year, I was startled by knocking on the glass sliding doors that lead out to the back courtyard. Figured it might be one of the neighbours wanting a quick word. I was on the right track. It was a new neighbour wanting to introduce itself- a fairly hefty blue-tongued lizard butting its head against the glass.
So relieved it wasn't a snake.
When I lived in SA we had roos in our suburb sometimes, and more than once I had to shoo a koala off the road (one of the big males sat and hissed at me!).
Now I live in the Northern Territory and you only need to worry about cane toads on the roads (we aim for them!), green tree frogs in your toilet (yes really!), geckos every where and the biggest dingdangity bugs I have ever seen. Oh, and the crocodiles, sharks, snakes, spiders and stinging jellyfish. We even had a dingo trot down the road in my suburban neighborhood.
I love the NT, such an interesting pace to live!