Only in Australia can you find a man punching a kangaroo in the face, because the kangaroo has his dog in a headlock. You can’t make this stuff up!
No, this is not fake news. This actually happened. An Australian man has punched a kangaroo in the face during a bona fide bush boxing match.
The man, Greig Tonkins who works for Taronga’s Western Plains Zoo in Dubbo, was out with a group of hunters helping a terminal cancer patient with his last wish of catching a 100kg wild boar. The kangaroo grabbed hold of Max the hunting dog, so the Mr. Tonkins ran over to try to save his beloved dog. The kangaroo was reluctant to let go, but let Max go as Mr’ Tonkins approached.
Man Punches Kangaroo
Greig Tonkins and the kangaroo got into a brief tussle. The kangaroo took one decent right hook to the jaw. He stood there for a moment, seemingly shocked, before turning and bouncing off into the bush. Mr Tonkins was probably pretty lucky, because if the kangaroo had’ve decided to keep going, it could have caused a lot of damage. They have very sharp claws and very strong legs.
Kangaroos usually run off when approached by a person or a dog, so it’s anyone’s guess what this buck was thinking. One plausible explanation is that the dog surprised the roo, so the roo got Max into a headlock, not knowing what else to do.