Feb. 26 (UPI) -- An Australian cyclist who stopped to look at a quokka chasing after him was wearing a camera that captured the seemingly-smiling animal's leap into his arms.
Campbell Jones, 21, of Landsdale, said he was riding his bicycle on Rottnest Island, off the coast of Western Australia, when he stopped for a second look at the cat-sized marsupial he had passed moments before.
Jones said he snapped a few pictures of the quokka and was about to leave when the animal chased after him.
"As I walked back to my bike, the quokka chased after me," he told Perth NOW. "I put down the GoPro and it jumped at me as if to say come 'come back.'"
The GoPro camera on Jones' helmet snapped a picture of the quokka appearing to smile at the cyclist while leaping through the air into his arms.