Kangaroo Spars with a Tourist After Scaring a Lady and the Internet’s Here for It | “It’s the Final Match”
Animals are generally cute and endearing and kangaroos are no exception. Roos are identified as naturally active, playful, pretty friendly and usually harmless. However, one American tourist had a rather aggressive face-off with a "hyperactive" kangaroo at the Perth Zoo. In his defense, he grabbed the animal by the throat, which divided the internet.
The man's daughter captured the astonishing moment and later posted the video clip on her TikTok account. The video grabbed the attention of leading publications and the man debuted on cover stories alongside the kangaroo. The now-deleted post went viral but it was entertaining. Firstly, we witnessed a woman trying to escape from an over-friendly kangaroo trailing behind her at an enclosure. She looked fearful and desperate to get rid of the marsupial. The roo kept on with his antics. Then, we saw this man come into the picture to fend off the aggressive animal.
The poor bloke first approached the kangaroo with a nervous smile, trying to get rid of it with kindness but unfortunately, the situation turned more aggressive and the animal reared up. It became wild and jumped on the man multiple times, who was already scared to death. He tried his best to keep the animal at bay and avoid its attacks but the animal kept clawing at the man. A voice in the background could be heard laughing, "Here's your chance to fight a kangaroo," reported The Mirror. The visuals didn't seem funny at all. In fact, it felt more like an assault, dare we say.
The man then lifted his legs to push the kangaroo away but the marsupial refused to budge. Thankfully, another young man could be seen helping the man calm the kangaroo. They both grabbed the roo's legs but it still attacked them with its legs, supported by its strong tail. The battle of defenses didn't seem to end. Sigh! On top of it, when both men tried to avoid the kangaroo and walk away, it followed them, jumping and kicking. However, the awful ordeal ended abruptly when a staff of the Perth Zoo intervened and could be heard instructing the animal, "Cut it out. Cut it out, you naughty boy."
The OP captioned the video, "My dad was just trying to make sure that kangaroo stopped getting frisky with that lady." We could clearly see that but the poor bloke experienced a nasty face-off instead. BBC posted the video on their Facebook account. A Facebook user, @Tumy Modise defended the kangaroo, "No aggression here, though. He just wanted to play with the girls. Then, these guys decided to get jealous." Another user, @Cheryl Senior contradicted, "Yes, so much for 'look at the cute kangaroo.' I would not want to be in such close proximity to such an aggressive kangaroo." @Richard Maema suggested, "We need an episode about this Ozzy Man Reviews." LOL! Another, @Javier Gamiño laughed, "When the kangaroo had both hands tied up and he went for the kick!" A user, @Ashwani Kumar Hangolvi echoed, "You were taking it friendly but the kangaroo thought it's the final match." Haha! Although kangaroos are generally docile, they can be unpredictable if threatened. We don't know what made this roo feel threatened that day.