The Weather Channel said some areas received up to 5 inches, along with winds of up to 70 mph.
“Not something you see every day in Australia,” tweeted one person, Stephen Grenfell, who captured some of the viral footage. “Kangaroos in the snow.”
Grenfell said on Twitter that the area in his clip is about three hours west of Sydney. And while it does snow a couple of times a year there, the weekend’s snowfall was the most he had ever seen.
Others also shared photos and footage of kangaroos bouncing through the snow on Twitter:
Kangaroos and snow, my sister’s front yard, Australia pic.twitter.com/NgBEo7vUH8— Amanda Brotchie (@amandabrotchie) August 11, 2019
How to prove it snows in Australia pic.twitter.com/hu9sZzFTxw— Christopher Price (@ChristoPrice) August 10, 2019
Photos from my parent’s place in Kyneton, 1.5hrs from where I live 😱 bloody hell! This Winter cold snap is bananas! Yes, those are kangaroos in snow 😂 pic.twitter.com/2rvjk2k7Lu— ✨Laur✨ (@laurclinn) August 11, 2019
Lonely kangaroo in the snow at a park in Lithgow. pic.twitter.com/UYuXLDmmxz— Blake (@Blak46594) August 11, 2019
Kangaroos in the snow!— The Courier (@ballaratcourier) August 11, 2019
A fantastic photo in Buninyong by our photographer Lachlan Bence. pic.twitter.com/LSCbFpbLzF