Man ejects intruding kangaroo

March 9, 2009 at 2:17 PM
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GARRAN, Australia, March 9 (UPI) -- An Australian woman said her husband wrestled a 6-foot-tall kangaroo into a headlock and threw it out of the family home after it jumped in through a window.

Verity Beman said the marsupial jumped through a window at about 2 a.m. Sunday and landed on the bed she shares with her husband, Beat Ettlin, at their Garran, Australia, home, CNN reported Monday. She said the home is on the border of a kangaroo reserve.

"At first, he (Ettlin) thought it was a lunatic ninja," Beman said. "It leaped through the window, this martial-arts kind of figure. It was very Jackie Chan."

Beman said they soon discovered the intruder was a 90-pound kangaroo and it began rampaging through their home, punching furniture and leaving bloodstains on the walls.

"That's when his male instinct kicked in," Beman said of her husband.

Ettlin put the kangaroo in a headlock, dragged it toward the front door and ejected it from his home. Beman said her husband, who is originally from Switzerland, probably would not have confronted the kangaroo if he had been a native Australian.

"They would be fully aware of the risk," she said.

"I kept marveling at what he did," Beman said. "I called him my hero. My hero in Bonds undies."

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