Rescue
Rescuers dash in to save kangaroo and animal repays them with the sweetest ‘thank you’
The kangaroo understood what they had done for him.
Elijah Chan
06.29.22

Have you ever wondered if animals can understand what we’re doing?

It’s strange that sometimes it feels like they’re expressing something that we ought to understand like how dogs apologize or how other animals show that they miss and remember their humans.

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Sometimes, this communication becomes difficult in the wild. We might mean well but animals in danger are much more prone to panic. In the end, we can only hope that they understand that we are just there to help.

Two men had this kind of experience when they saw a kangaroo waist-deep in cold water.

Three men saw the kangaroos standing in the middle of Canberra’s Lake Burley Griffin. Knowing how dangerous it was to be stranded in almost icy waters, the men called for the kangaroo to come to them.

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When it didn’t work, they decided to do something unconventional, especially something that involves being close to an animal whose kick feels like a truck hitting you.

Two of the men went down to the lake and waddled until they reach the kangaroo.

One of the men, known as David Boyd carefully approached the stressed kangaroo. Their arms were outstretched just in case the kangaroo was looking for someone or something to grab onto.


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With the potential of injury, whether it’s from the kangaroo kick or the water, the two mean finally flanked the kangaroo on two sides.

Even with the presence of these two men, the kangaroo, luckily, remained still.

Then, one of the men held on to the back of the kangaroo to secure it, while the other grabbed its arms. The kangaroo tried to fend him off but to no avail. If only he knew that they were trying to help.


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As he secured the arm, the other guy scooped the kangaroo by its legs. It even tried to kick at first but remained quiet when he was slowly carried back to shore.

Once there, the third man carefully caught the kangaroo.

At one moment, the kangaroo was poised to fight the man who grabbed his arms. It was ready to throw in some mittens but the rescuers just laughed his feistiness off.


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For the next few moments, the kangaroo just stood there and allowed itself to dry off.

All the while, it was observing the people who rescued him. Another man held onto both the kangaroo’s arms and helped it decompress the situation.


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When all was said and done, the two men emerged from the water. They also warned some park users to stay clear for a while as the kangaroo is still unpredictable.

However, something strange happened.

When the man who carried it reached out to him, the animal held onto his arm as if thanking him. One can even hear someone in the background say. “Aw, it’s thanking you.”


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At that moment it seemed that the kangaroo understood full well how these people contributed to his safety.

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No words were shared. Only that mutual understanding that no harm was meant and that saving one another is the only thing that mattered.

Watch how this kangaroo expressed his gratitude after being rescued from cold waters.

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By Elijah Chan
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Elijah Chan is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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