man punches kangaroo

man punches kangaroo

“Hey, mate! How was your day?" enquired Australian guy one.

“Yeah not bad mate," replied Greig Tonkins, Australian guy two. “I went out pig hunting with the dog and ended up punching a kangaroo!"

We like to imagine, though we cannot confirm, that this is the conversation that took place between the guy in the video below and his flatmate following the now viral incident in which said random Aussie dude was captured walloping a kangaroo who had priors with his dog.

Now, we have something to admit – we’ve never actually punched a kangaroo in the face, so we’re not speaking from experience here. It doesn’t seem like that sound a thing to do really, and furthermore, we’d be terrified that the kangaroo would do that scary kick thing and kill us if for whatever reason we did decide to punch it.

man punches kangaroo 1

man punches kangaroo 1

But as kangaroo expert Marco Festa-Bianchet told National Geographic: “The guy’s very lucky because he could have been killed. If the kangaroo had [kicked out] it could have disembowelled the guy.

“I’m sure the punch hurt. You can tell the kangaroo is like ‘whoa what was that?’ That’s not what another kangaroo would do and a human does not give the right signals. It kind of looks funny but it was really was a dangerous situation."

So, from the rather ridiculous footage, and the expert knowledge of Mr. Festa-Bianchet, we can derive from the scene that this guy a) really loves his dog and b) is prone to react rashly if that dog is in trouble (Anyone seen Seven Psychopaths?).

But as you’ll see below, Greig does land a hit and a half. The kangaroo looks absolutely bewildered.

man punches kangaroo 2

man punches kangaroo 2

Obviously nobody is saying you should go out and punch a kangaroo now – that’s not cool – but Festa-Bianchet has also slightly defended the dude in the video, adding: “He was obviously hyped up and had to make a split decision. He clearly felt threatened by the animal and wanted to save his dog. Still, I would advise against doing that."

So yeah. Err. Don’t punch kangaroos people. Not cool. This is a ridiculous story. See the footage for yourself below:

And we can’t write an article about boxing a kangaroo without putting this video in. Bit of Mighty Boosh anyone?

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