A group of hunters went hunting with their dogs but while chasing a boar, one of the highly trained dogs collided with a kangaroo.
The kangaroo then wrestled the dog by its protective gear. The dog tried to escape but it was already caught in a headlock by the marsupial.
Seeing both animals are in danger, the owner of the dog immediately run to rescue.
This is actually a pretty bold move as a kangaroo’s kick to the guts could easily disembowel a human. According to National Geographic: “With their gigantic feet, these ‘boomers’ deliver kicks that can crush bone… and even kill their opponents.”
But the moment the man gets closer, the kangaroo releases the dog and the two square-off in fighting stances.
With no intention to fully hurt the roo, the hunter lands a solid punch to the animal’s snout, as it kept coming forward.
The punch stops the marsupial, giving the hunter and his dogs time to retreat. Eventually, the kangaroo runs off into the forest.
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Somehow, there’s a heartbreaking story behind the hilarious video.
Apparently, the whole hunting thing was organized by a group of hunters in June, at a rural estate in Condobolin in New South Wales, Australia to help Kailem Barwick, who was dying of cancer. The 19-year-old young man was a keen hunter who always dreamed of catching a ‘one tonner’ (100kg) boar. Unfortunately, he passed away earlier this month after being diagnosed with sarcoma.
And the man who delivered the infamous punch to the kangaroo has been identified as Greig Tonkins, a zookeeper who accompanied Kailem on his last hunt.
Greg Bloom said in the description of the video on YouTube: “Our 6 foot 7-inch friend felt no malice to the kangaroo but had to step in and fix a bad situation before it got worse. Young Kailem, unfortunately, lost his brave battle with cancer two days ago, so this hunt is part of the treasured memories his family and friends have. Having a dog get tangled up with a roo was never our aim or intention and we were happy no animals were hurt in the incident.”