Ex-MMA coach fights kangaroo that attacked his canine in wild video

Western gray kangaroo (Macropus fuliginosus), appears at a photographer over tall grass. Boolcoomatta Bush Heritage Australia Reserve, northeastern South Australia. (Auscape/Common Photographs Group by way of Getty Photographs)

A kangaroo obtained greater than it bargained for when it went toe-to-toe with a person making an attempt to guard his canine on his property in Australia. 


Ex-MMA coach Cliff Dess put his fight abilities to work within the one-on-one brawl with the animal.

In a video shared on YouTube with over 300,000 views, Dess ran away from the kangaroo earlier than getting trampled. 


Moments later, Dess grabbed a stick and proceeded to whack the kangaroo to guard himself and his beloved canine.


“Whacking it, making an attempt to maintain it at bay…however yeah it didn’t final too lengthy,” Dess defined in an interview with 9News Australia.  The stick didn’t cease the kangaroo because it continued to assault. Dess then used his abilities to achieve a bonus.


He grabbed the kangaroo’s arm and wrestled it to the bottom, and positioned his weight on the animal to subdue it. 

However Dess didn’t stroll away from the brawl unscathed. He instructed 9News Australia that he was gouged on his head and leg and had his finger bitten by the kangaroo.

He went on to inform the media outlet that following the assault, the kangaroo tried to go after his canine once more for 20 minutes earlier than the animal left his yard. 

The kangaroo was not injured within the incident, 9News reported.

Kangaroos raised in captivity and released into the wild it might method you demanding meals by scratching and biting. It might even see you as one other animal and begin to kick and scratch as a type of ‘play combating’ or to say its dominance, in accordance with the Queensland Authorities web site. 

Furthermore, kangaroos which might be injured or sick may develop into defensive if approached and could also be harmful, the web site provides. The Australian company says in the event you enter an space the place kangaroos stay, it’s beneficial to provide them area. In the event you see one, avoid it and watch the way it behaves. If it strikes towards you, or reveals indicators of being aggressive, transfer away.

This story was reported from Washington, D.C. 

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