File this under “scariest things I’ve ever seen in my entire life.”
I don’t live in an area where kangaroos live, and thank God I don’t, because this video would have unlocked a new fear that my anxiety simply cannot handle. To be honest, I think it still has, and now I’ll just live with an irrational fear that a kangaroo could launch a surprise attack on me at any moment.
Dash camera footage shows someone driving their car down the road in the pitch black dead of night when something comes flying out of the darkness. What else could it be other than a raving mad kangaroo looking for blood? Or, at the very least, looking to kick something with its powerful legs?
In case you didn’t know, roos are able to use their tails for all sorts of different helpful things. Before I say this, make sure to get your mind out of the gutter, but their tails basically act as a third leg for them. Kangaroos use it for balance, walking, and can even utilize their tail to help them propel upwards if they need to jump.
Now, I don’t know if this roo needed to jump, though it did choose to when it spotted the headlights of a vehicle coming down the road. As the person was minding their own business and making their way down the gravel pathway, they came through a narrow part where a gate can be closed, and on the other side of the open gate was an angry kangaroo.
If this were a deer, it would likely just stay frozen as it looked into the headlights. However, this is a kangaroo, and as you probably know, they are built different (I know this only because I’ve watched Kangaroo Jack). When the roo looked into the headlights, it’s as if it unlocked some sort of buried confrontational instinct, and the wild animal decided to wage war against the car.
It’s unbelievable to watch the kangaroo fly through the air towards the car and time its double leg kick perfectly, emphatically making contact with the windshield of the vehicle. The driver inside must have been scared out of his mind as he saw this all unfold so quickly, and I’m sure he’s thankful that everything, for the most part, was okay after the attack.
Oh, and I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention what he yelled after it happened: