And if you live in the “Land Down Under,” you better be built different too, because everything is little bit more challenging on the wild continent. At least from what I can tell…
Australia is full of venomous creatures and dangerous wild animals, and one mammal that will happily throw hands at any moment. I’m talking, of course, about the kangaroo, and I’m not joking when I say that they’re usually down to thrown down whenever and wherever.
If you don’t believe me, feel free to check out any of the stories linked below, and in each of them you’ll see a kangaroo going out of its way to get itself into a violent altercation:
Those instances, in addition to the one featured below, all share one common lesson that we should take away from them: Don’t mess with kangaroos. This paraglider didn’t have much of a choice as he landed himself down onto the ground and almost immediately got attacked by a mob (the correct term) of roos.
The man guides his glider down onto a concrete slab, which I’m sure took plenty of focus and energy to pull off. However, that wasn’t the only thing he was worried about, because seconds after his feet touched the ground, a kangaroo ran up to him and tried to throw some hands.
In his own words, the paraglider described the incident as:
“I decided to land on the concrete slab of the old Orroral Space Tracking Station. I was concentrating on the landing and didn’t notice the Kangaroo until after I landed. As it ran towards me I thought it was being friendly so I said ‘What’s Up, Skip?’ It then attacked me twice before hopping away.”
Yeah, the “what’s up skip” is hands down the funniest part of the entire video.
And in defense of the kangaroo, I understand why you would attack something that came mysteriously floating down from out of the sky. Seems to me like it was a classic case of “fight-or-flight,” and per usual, the kangaroo decided to try and fight the paragliding man.