Man vs Wild: Shocking footage shows man being BEATEN UP by a kangaroo!
The incident comes after a golf course on the Gold Coast was forced to shut down due to kangaroo assaults last week
A man's desperate struggle against a kangaroo has gone viral, with the kangaroo having the upper hand for the majority of the fight. The footage, which was reportedly filmed in Ballina, New South Wales, Australia, shows the man having to pull out all the stops to fend off the determined kangaroo. As he gets onto the screen, the scared guy can be seen racing away from the kangaroo before crashing to the ground. Before circling back around to battle, the kangaroo appears to stomp on him. As the man approaches, he takes a stick and swings it frantically, which the tough kangaroo deflects before presumably landing several hits to his upper body.
The man is ultimately cornered against a fence, and the animal continues to crash into him. They start fighting, and the guy eventually manages to pin the kangaroo to the ground. It's unclear if the guy or the kangaroo were injured as a consequence of the event. The incident comes after a golf course on the Gold Coast was forced to close due to kangaroo assaults last week. In two separate attacks, two ladies in their 60s were seriously injured, with one being brought to the hospital and the other suffering significant slashes to her neck, arms, and back.
A 69-year-old woman was brought to the hospital less than a month prior after being kicked and trampled by a roo on the same course. According to the Daily Mail, Kangaroos are a common sight in Australia and they rarely cause problems. Kangaroos, although not naturally violent creatures, may attack if cornered. People – particularly visitors – getting too close to the animals is one of the concerns. Many times, individuals have fed McDonald's to kangaroos and dressed them up in caps and sunglasses for pictures in sites where attacks had happened.
Each year, thousands of people seek medical care for injuries caused by domestic animals, but only around five people in New South Wales have been treated for kangaroo-related injuries. A kangaroo usually attacks a human using its forepaws to push or grapple, or it may sit back and kick out with its hind legs. Avoiding confrontation with kangaroos is critical because of the potential for significant harm.