Monday, March 09, 2009

Australians are badass

Kangaroo intruder terrorizes Aussie sleeping family
Reuters (article excerpt) - March 9, 2009

An Australian couple thought they were being attacked by an intruder when a kangaroo crashed through their bedroom window and started jumping on them.

"My initial thought, when I was half awake, was it's a lunatic ninja coming through the window. It seems about as likely as a kangaroo breaking in," Beat Ettlin told local media on Monday.

The three metre (9 feet) kangaroo smashed through the window in Ettlin's Canberra home on Sunday night.

While Ettlin and his wife and young daughter took refuge under the blankets, the injured kangaroo jumped on top of them, gouging holes in the furniture.

The next thing Ettlin heard was his 10-year-old son Leighton screaming from his bed: "There's a 'roo in my room!'"

Ettlin, a 42-year-old chef, wrestled the bleeding kangaroo, got it into a headlock and dragged it out the front door. The kangaroo disappeared into bushes.


Colonel Gentleman said...

Yet another reason why Australia is cooler than America. Sure, I was slightly curious why the family's 9 year old daughter was in bed with her parents, but otherwise I was a huge fan of that family. And that poor, poor kangaroo. There really are no losers in that article.

circus family said...

I hope some day I have a story like that. Initial thought... A Lunatic Ninja? Rad. Give this guy a T.V. show, I'm in.

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