If you have watched the viral video in which a Kangaroo was holding a ranch dog in a headlock and thought that the villain here was the wild animal, the expert views on the entire episode will be an eye-opener for you. The experts have said that the poor thing was just trying to defend itself.
An old video has gone viral that shows an employee at Taronga Western Plains Zoo rescuing his dog held by a Kangaroo in a headlock. The employee named Greig Tonkins punched the Kangaroo later. The confused animal ran off after being punched by the man.
Though experts believe that the Kangaroo might have choked the dog to death, they say the act was just to save himself from the dog.
“When kangaroos fight they do tend to wrestle and kick, but they would normally view dogs and dingoes as predators and usually flee from them,” Kangaroo expert Dr Mark Eldridge was quoted by an Australian news website.
The expert further said that the dog might have come too close to the Kangaroo, forcing it to hold him in a headlock to defend itself.
“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,” he told the website.
The expert said both the dog and the man were lucky to escape unscathed as a Kangaroo’s natural response was to not back down in a fight. If he had attacked the man, he could have sustained serious injuries.