Hunter Got More Than He Bargained For After Kangaroo Fought Back

Posted by Sughra Hafeez in Bizarre On 17th February 2018
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A man's jaw shattered after a kangaroo bounced back headbutted him while he was out hunting.

A hunter was left with a bruised eye and broken jaw after a kangaroo HEADBUTTED him in the face.

A Kangaroo attacked Joshua Hayden, 19, near Kellerberrin in Western Australia.

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Joshua Hayden was hunting with his brother when they spotted three kangaroos.

According to ABC News, Joshua apparently leaned out of the window and prepared to shoot the kangaroos.

In the meantime, one of them vanished from his sight. Minutes later it launched itself into the vehicle.

Hayden said: "It actually collided with the side of the car and smashed the front window. Then it bounced back onto me and headbutted me straight in the jaw."

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"I woke up and my brother was trying to tell me what happened," he added.

"I said 'No, you hit me' and he said 'No, the kangaroo did'."

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Hayden's brother took him to Kellerberrin Memorial Hospital where he was advised to go straight to the Northam Emergency Department.

Doctors told him to wait for 10 days because his face is too swollen to have surgery.

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Shocked Joshua said it was the first time he had encountered a kangaroo - renowned for its punching abilities - to fight back.

"Out of all the times we have been out bush I have never heard of this before," he said.

According to The Telegraph, Dr. Mark Eldrige, a kangaroo expert from the Australian Museum, said:

"This was a really interesting scenario when kangaroos fight they do tend to wrestle and kick, but they would normally view dogs and dingoes as predators and flee from them."

"But in this case, maybe the dog surprised the roo and got too close."

"And in turn, the kangaroo defended itself instead of running away and did so by getting the dog in a headlock."

"The kangaroo didn’t seem to be biting the dog, I think he was pretty confused. Maybe the kangaroo was just having a hold of the dog and didn’t know what to do next because normally it would use his legs to kick in a fight."

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