Police Rescue Drowning Kangaroo, Revive Wet Hopper

Police Rescue Drowning Kangaroo, Revive Wet Hopper

DROWNING KANGAROO RESCUED BY AUSSIE POLICE AT MELBOURNE BEACH

Well, this is a new one.  Ok, I’m only pretty sure this is a new one.  Beachgoers called Melbourne police to the local and popular beach.  But the call wasn’t the usual sort.  Witnesses told police there was a kangaroo having some trouble in the water.  First off, I had no idea that kangaroos could even swim.  The mechanics must be funky and crazy dependent on that tail.  Just like a T-Rex, kangaroos can’t even scratch their chins.  So swimming must be something.  Especially if the poor wet hopper was getting knocked by closing waves, even short ones.  But secondly, I just can’t picture a kangaroo at the beach.  It seems hinky.  Especially when police have to rescue and then revive a drowning one there!

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COPS HAD TO PURSUE JUMPING FLIGHT RISK, RESCUE WET HOPPER FROM THE SURF

But that’s exactly what happened.  The Roo went for a dip but couldn’t handle the truth of the surf.  So beachgoers see the poor thing having a hard time and call the police.  But by the time the police arrive, the Roo was back on the beach, covered with a blanket from a beach comber.  But this Roo knew the fuzz on sight and took off.  Back in the water, of course.  And the waves knocked the poor tired creature real fast. It was drowning.  So the Victoria police pursued and pulled the unconscious wet hopper from the surf.

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NO MOUTH-TO-SNOUT: KANGAROO WASN’T BREATHING, SO POLICE REVIVE WITH COMPRESSIONS

So what next?  The animal just wasn’t doing so well.  It had gone under a few times and had inhaled a lot of sea water.  It’s breathing was fading and things didn’t look too good for the beast.  So the police had to revive the Roo.  But no, they did NOT use the breath of life, or mouth-to-snout, in this case.  Somehow, these Victoria police knew how to do compressions on a Kangaroo!  But honestly, in this day and age of cell phones and instant video, I wouldn’t want to be posted smooching with a Kangaroo on the beach myself.  So maybe compressions were the heroes’ work of social media savvy coppers.

But anyway the wet hopper recovered and seemed to be in good spirits back at the police station.  So far, no one knows why the critter jumped in the ocean in the first place.  While kangaroos can swim, it is pretty unusual.

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