Monday, 5 December 2016

Man punches a kangaroo to save his pet dog

A man has been praised to be a hero after saving his pet dog from a Kangaroo. Greig Tonkins, a 34 year old zoo keeper has become an international sensation after he took his dying friend for s special hunt. When there, a kangaroo attacked his pet dog Max.
 Daily Mail Australia gathered that the video went viral after it was posted on facebook. At the zoo where he worked he was an elephant keeper. He stood at moe than 200 metres tall toe to toe with the huge marsup.

A spokesperson for the zoo where Mr Tonkins works told Daily Mail Australia they were considering 'appropriate action' against him.'

He was part of a large group of men who went on the hunting trip, in an effort to help their sick friend Kailem Barwick catch a 'tonner' - a wild bore that weighs more than 100 kilograms.
A videographer joined the group to record their special trip and ended up recording the moment that has now gone viral. 

Speaking to Daily Mail Australia, one of the men on the trip backed Mr Tonkins' actions, saying the punch was only thrown to protect the dog and prevent the roo attacking anyone else.

'The dog wanted no part of it, all it was trying to do was escape from the roo and that's why he stepped in,' the man said.There's people on social media saying, "I know men like that, I bet they killed it afterwards", but that's just ridiculous.

'He only threw the punch to redirect the animal and afterwards there were a few nervous and relieved laughs, and then we just went on with getting Kailem a tonner.'
The trip ultimately proved successful, with the group ensuring the young man managed to kill his 'tonner'.

Sadly Kailem passed away last week after a long battle, with his funeral to be be held this Thursday. 
The fellow hunter said he was dumbfounded by the reaction in Australia and left wondering why some were happy for the dog to be injured but not the kangaroo. 


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