A kangaroo was saved from the frigid waters of a lake in an Australian city thanks to the courage of two witnesses, and without expecting anything in return, the animal thanked them in the most unexpected way.
Mr. David Boyd’s heartbreaking rescue video reveals the effort that the two people put in to save the weary kangaroo.
At the same time that David was phoning Canberra government officials to report the injured animal, two bystanders decided to jump into the lake.
He decided to videotape the entire rescue after being shocked by her reaction. You can see the two men cautiously approaching the kangaroo in the video.
The animal was terrified and shivering, but the two guys decided to approach slowly from opposite directions, arms spread. They then called to the kangaroo, requesting that it approach them, but the animal shied away and stood terrified on the frozen Lake Burley Griffin.
When one of the men approached the kangaroo too closely and reached out to catch it, the animal pushed him away and kicked the water away. The second man approached with care and was able to assist in lifting him to a safe location on the boardwalk.
A third guy approached the marsupial and stood in front of him to calm him and assure him that he was safe.
Many witnesses witnessed the dramatic rescue unfold and marveled at the two rescuers’ bravery.
The finest part of the emotional scene is that the kangaroo appeared to reach out and squeeze one of his rescuers as a possible sign of gratitude.
In the video, David says:
“Aw, he’s saying thank you.”
Without a doubt, this was his way of thanking them for rescuing him from the freezing water, and David, along with the other witnesses, saw it all.
The kangaroo remained in a state of shock for around 30 minutes, after which he calmed down and was able to resume his usual routine. David decided to post the dramatic rescue on social media, and within minutes, many users commended the two men’s bravery.
On Facebook, David wrote:
“This was my morning alone in Canberra, congrats to these gentlemen, the guy wearing the Soldier On Top is a veteran Navy Diver, good news, the kangaroo is alright,” she said.
Although these gestures are good, approaching an injured or scared kangaroo can be risky since they will react defensive.