An Australian man survived a kangaroo attack by delivering a knockout punch to the kangaroo’s face
The cranky female stalked Beaudesert livestock agent Carl Young last week while he was out for a run.
Mr Young, 24, was jogging in a paddock near Everdell Park at Gleneagle when the roo squared up against him and landed a swift kick to his stomach.
I was running along when I spotted a buck and a doe with her joey on the other side of the fence he said.
I was about 30 yards from the mob when the doe started to hop toward me.
She looked friendly enough so I didn’t give it much thought but then she hopped in my path and came at me, growling and hissing.
She started clawing at me so I whacked her a couple of times to get her away.
Mr Young said the eastern grey stood about a foot shorter than his 180cm.
When the cranky roo rocked back on to her tail, ready to strike with her powerful hind legs, he grabbed her by her front paws and tried to push her away, but she kicked out. The first kick connected with his stomach.
The second missed, with the roo’s claw catching on his singlet. Mr Young said he threw the big grey to the ground but she managed to get back up for round two.
She was lashing out at me so I punched her between the nose and eyes and ran to a nearby house he said.