Would love to know what that kangaroo was thinking when he took that punch. Lol pic.twitter.com/8JbDxFoyTk— #YouNameIt (@HimDownstrz) December 4, 2016
A bizarre video that went viral on Facebook shows a man punching a kangaroo in its face after discovering the tall and sturdy marsupial attacked his dog.
The video, which has nearly 4 million views, starts off with the dog owner, identified as Greg Tonkins, running to save his pet from the stranglehold of the marsupial.
“Well, we’re not sure what’s going on here but the roo has the dog, not the other way around,” a man can be heard saying in the background.
As the man approaches, the kangaroo pauses for a moment, which allows the dog to free itself.
Meanwhile, the narrator goes on to say, “The buck roo sees the odds stacking against him and tries to get the dog with its claws one last time. Its powerful arms anchor the dog by the breastplate as Max doubles his efforts to escape.”
The kangaroo then tries to intimidate Tonkins by hopping towards him; however, Tonkins punches the animal in the face, forcing him to make a quick getaway.
However, news.com.au reports there is “more than meets the eye” when it comes to the incident.
“This hunting trip was put together for a sick young man called Kailem who passed away from cancer last week,” Mathew Amor, who organized the hunting trip during which the incident occurred, told the Australian news website.
“The dog Max was fine, just startled because the kangaroo had a hold of him,” he added. “My mate only stunned it. His hand was OK, he didn’t hit it very hard at all. It was funny because the guy who did it is the most placid bloke. We laughed at him for chucking such a sh*t punch.”