You’re walking in your grandmother’s backyard, approaching a creek you played in during your childhood. You’re with your dog, and nostalgia hits you sweet and salty like an ocean breeze.
Then, suddenly, you notice something is off. In fact, you notice the head of some animal rearing out of the water, an animal taller than you are. Your pupils dilate. You want to screech in fear. It’s a 200+ pound six-foot-five kangaroo, just taking a bath in your grandma’s creek.
Jackson from Perth sighted the animal at 11:30 am:
“I have been going to that creek since I was a little boy and there have always been kangaroos on the property.
I was walking my dog and we saw this huge roo standing in the water. I have never seen a kangaroo standing in the water like that, we could just see his head at first, and he was one of the biggest I have ever seen.
“As I ran around him to take a picture he came closer and that was when I realised he was coming right at me and he was really big.
I am pretty confident around animals but the moment when he started to come out of the water my heart definitely jumped and I decided to take a few steps back. He looked to be at least two metres (6ft 5in) tall, or taller, and must have weighed at least 100 kg (16st).”
U wot, m8?
“He had a really big body and was taller than me. There are a lot of roos at my grandma’s place but I have never seen one that muscular before – he was a big macho male.
I decided to get Dharma out of there as we thought the kangaroo was going to lure him into the water to drown him.