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Australian dad pulls upside-down kangaroo out of roadside grate

By Ben Hooper
Australian dad pulls upside-down kangaroo out of roadside grate
An Australian dad helps a kangaroo trapped inside down in a roadside grate. Screenshot: JukinMedia

QUORN, Australia, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- An Australian father who came across a kangaroo trapped upside-down in a roadside grate was filmed pulling the marsupial to safety.

The video, posted to YouTube by user nevertobereleased, shows the kangaroo's legs sticking out from the top of a cattle guard grate at the side of a road in South Australia's Flinders Ranges.

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"We've come across this cattle grate and this roo's got himself down there," the father says in the video. "I'm gonna try to get him out. He might have just hurt himself, but these guys have got a kick on them like a bit of a horse."

The man said he and his sons, ages 7 and 11, were out photographing the sunrise when they came across the distressed marsupial.

The video, filmed by the 11-year-old, shows the father grab the kangaroo by the legs and pull it to safety. The man carefully holds onto the animal's tail to avoid being kicked before the kangaroo hops away at a high speed.

"Have a good life and don't do it again," the man's son says at the end of the video.

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