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Young kangaroo frolics in Australian flood waters

By Ben Hooper
Young kangaroo frolics in Australian flood waters
A baby kangaroo encounters deep water for perhaps the first time in its life. Screenshot: Frank Standfast/Facebook

WINTON, Australia, July 20 (UPI) -- An Australian man in an area beset by flooding captured footage of a young kangaroo that "never learnt to swim" hopping around in the water.

Frank Standfast posted a video to Facebook showing the joey hopping around in flood waters in Winton, Queensland.

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"This roo born in the drought never learnt to swim," Standfast wrote in the Facebook post.

Standfast said he had initially been concerned about the joey's safety.

"At first I thought he was in trouble actually, but then I realized it was all good when I got closer," he told Yahoo7 news.

Standfast said the joey's mother was nearby, "but she didn't go in the water, she was up the road, she was a bit smarter than him!"

He said the baby kangaroo left safely with his mother after enjoying the water for several minutes.

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