We generally think of kangaroos as really cute animals that will give you a lift in their pouches thanks to numerous cutesy cartoons, but the truth is that they are way harder than you think and definitely not your friend.
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There are a bunch of stories about kangaroos beating people up, but I think I like this one the best because one kangaroo managed to totally screw up some teenager who was hunting it with a shotgun. 19 year old Joshua Hayden was out hunting with his brother Hayden on Tuesday in Western Australia when they spotted three kangaroos.
Despite the fact that they lost one of them, Joshua leant out of his car window with a shotgun to size the other two up. It was then that the other one chose to charge their car and attack Joshua:
It actually collided with the side of the car and smashed the front window. Then it bounced back onto me and headbutted me straight in the jaw.
I was out for about 30 seconds before I woke up. My brother was trying to tell me what happened.
Out of all the times we have been out [in the] bush I have never heard of this before.
Following on from that, Hayden drove Joshua to the nearby Royal Perth Hospital where he was told that his face was too swollen to operate on so he would have to wait 10 days. Karma’s a bitch huh? Apparently Joshua regularly hunts kangaroos in the bush with his brother for food so you can’t even say that he didn’t have this one coming.
For more of the same, check out a man taking on a kangaroo in a Vietnam boxing match. Brutal.