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

Western gray kangaroo (Macropus fuliginosus), seems at a photographer over tall grass. Boolcoomatta Bush Heritage Australia Reserve, northeastern South Australia. (Auscape/Common Pictures Group through Getty Pictures)

A kangaroo obtained greater than it bargained for when it went toe-to-toe with a person attempting to guard his canines 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 canines.


“Whacking it, attempting 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 realize 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 advised 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 canines 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 could even see you as one other animal and begin to kick and scratch as a type of ‘play preventing’ or to say its dominance, in line with the Queensland Authorities web site. 

Furthermore, kangaroos which might be injured or sick can even 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 dwell, it’s really helpful to provide them house. For those who see one, keep away from it and watch the way it behaves. If it strikes towards you, or exhibits indicators of being aggressive, transfer away.

This story was reported from Washington, D.C. 

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