Boy Gets Punched In The Face By Kangaroo While Emu Watches On
Forget Mike Tyson. Forget Conor McGregor. Forget Floyd Mayweather. The owner of the biggest, baddest left hook around has been found at a wildlife park in Victoria, Australia. And it belongs to a kangaroo. Take a look:
Quite a punch, right? The video, taken by the son's mother, shows feeding an emu and a kangaroo who are standing next to each other.
It looks as if the emu is trying to get the food the boy wants to feed the kangaroo, but as the boy sidesteps the advancing emu, the kangaroo lashes out and strikes the boy with its fist - well, paw or whatever it is they have - right on the boy's right cheek.
The mother, whose name appears to be Tiff, wrote: "Australia has wild life parks and this was the first time we seen some thing like that. Was so bad. My son was so brave."
That's putting it mildly. After the punch, the kid walks away as the man he was with asks: "Did it get you in the face?" He replies that it did, but he's chuckling as speaks, which means he dealt with it better than you'd think given the speed of the ja.
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The video was filmed at Phillip Island Wildlife Park, on the Bass Coast, and is kind of mesmerising to watch. Especially, as after the punch, the camera drifts towards the emu - who by now appears to be chasing a young girl, believed to be part of the same family.
Whether it caught up with her or not, we don't know, but it's been reported that everyone is okay, so we assume it didn't.
It's not the first time kangaroos and humans have come to blows. In June 2016, a man got into a fist fight with one after it attacked his dog. The video - which you can also see below - went viral and has since accumulated more than 50 million views.
It later emerged that the guy was a zookeeper, who later told the Daily Mail that the punch was necessary to protect his dog and to stop the massive kangaroo from attacking anyone else.
"The dog wanted no part of it, all it was trying to do was escape from the roo and that's why he stepped in," he told the newspaper.
He added: "There's people on social media saying, 'I know men like that, I bet they killed it afterwards', but that's just ridiculous."
Do remember though: if you want to be the world's next YouTube star, there are alternative ways to do it, aside from antagonising a kangaroo.
Words: Mischa Pearlman
Featured Image Credit: Newsflare
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