Jeff Butcher, of Caniaba, with the head of one of his six white boomers that was snapped off during a raid that resulted in three of the kangaroos being stolen.
Jeff Butcher, of Caniaba, with the head of one of his six white boomers that was snapped off during a raid that resulted in three of the kangaroos being stolen. Mireille Merlet-Shaw

Kids’ white boomers stolen

CHRISTMAS turned slightly sour for Jeff Butcher's three grand-daughters when they turned into his Caniaba driveway on Christmas Day.

Three of the six white boomers (kangaroos) and a farmer Santa in a sleigh they had helped their Pop fix to the fence to spread some Christmas cheer three days before had been stolen.

And to make matters worse, an unsuccessful attempt to steal another wooden boomer resulted in its head being broken off.

Mr Butcher said during the three days that the retired props from a Trinity Drive light display adorned the paddock fence, numerous onlookers stopped to admire them and take photos.

"The kids just put them up for Christmas on the fence because we have got a lot of other stuff around our house," he said.

"Somebody came along on Christmas Eve and took three of the boomers away and the fourth one they tried to get off the fence but they snapped his head trying to get him off and they also took the Santa in the sleigh."

"They used to be in Trinity Drive, where my parents live, and they were mounted on a frame and they used to bounce."

Mr Butcher said Indianah, 5, Taylah, 8 and Marliah, 12 were stunned when they arrived at 8.30 from their North Casino home.

"Everybody is pretty disappointed that somebody has just come along and snapped them off and took them."

But he had a message for the thieves if they return.

"The other three white boomers are sitting there and if they see their car, I hope they bounce out in front of them!"



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