Two kayakers in Australia braved a terrified baby wallaby’s ferocious kicks to their heads while saving it from open water.
The panicked animal’s powerful hind legs repeatedly struck the well-meaning duo as they tried plucking it from the sea off the coast at Noosa, in Queensland, on Aug. 18, reports nine.com.au.
As the boatmen struggled to calm down the creature, who they’d found swimming around in circles, jet skier Jonah Cooper arrived on the scene to help.
Video filmed by a camera attached to Cooper’s aquatic vehicle showed him grabbing the macropod and steering one-handed back to shore.
He then released the wallaby back onto the sand and it hopped off, as if nothing had even happened.
“I couldn’t really understand for the life of me how someone in a kayak was going to rescue a wallaby and paddle at the same time, so I thought I’d better provide some assistance,” Cooper told nine.com.au.
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