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Paraglider Aces His Landing Only To Turn Around And Get Immediately Attacked By A Kangaroo

Paraglider Aces His Landing Only To Turn Around And Get Immediately Attacked By A Kangaroo

35-year-old paraglider Jonathan Bishop was about to stick a nearly perfect landing when he was met by what he thought were a couple of curious kangaroos.

Bishop was coming in to land at Orroral Valley Space Tracking Station near Canberra, Australia's capital city, when he looked over and saw a couple of kangaroos hopping toward his landing point.

Assuming they were just curious, Bishop can be heard saying "Hey what's up, Skip?" in his GoPro helmet cam video, which was uploaded to YouTube.

However, as he landed, he quickly realized that they weren't just being curious. As one of the kangaroos attacks him twice, he can be heard yelling:

"Hey f--k off, ahh f--k off! Go away!"

The video can be seen below (profanity warning):

Curious Kangaroo Charges Paraglider ||

Bishop explained the situation in the video's description:

"I had been paragliding cross country for two hours near Canberra and had reached a position where I had to land. I was concentrating on the landing and didn't notice the kangaroo until after I landed."
"As it ran towards me I thought it was being friendly so I said, 'What's up, Skip?' It then attacked me twice before hopping away."
"I packed up my paraglider and had to walk several kilometers to get phone reception and call a friend to come and collect me."

Some Twitter users reacted with a more sarcastic response.

One recalled an episode of The Mighty Boosh.

One person had a rather pragmatic view.

Others just enjoyed the show.


Kangaroos are undoubtedly cute, but despite their cute appearance, they are still definitely wild animals. They have sharp claws and extremely powerful tails and hind legs, and they will even box with each other in the wild, which you can see in this documentary clip from BBC Earth's YouTube page:

Kangaroo Boxing Fight | Life Story | BBC

They may look cute and cuddly, but it's probably best to admire them from afar.