A man was driving down a road in Australia when he saw something strange. He was just about to drive over a cattle guard, a grate on the road that prevents cattle from crossing the road and leaving their grazing area.
But, something wasn’t right. In the middle of the grate, he saw two legs sticking up from between the metal bars.
Australia has lots of wildlife and it’s not uncommon to see a kangaroo or wombat while you’re driving down the road. But this particular day, a man saw something he had never seen before.
A cattle guard is built to prevent cattle from crossing the road using a grid of metal bars with deep holes beneath. Cars can drive right over the guard, but cows won’t try to cross over it. But, another animal had tried to go over the cattle guard – and ended upside down, with half of its body trapped beneath the grate.
When the man approached, he saw that it was a kangaroo.
The poor animal panicked and tried to free itself. But, he couldn’t move, no matter how hard he tried.
The man had to be careful but also knew that he had to help the trapped animal. He grabbed the struggling kangaroo by the hind legs and pulled as hard as he could. But, freeing the animal was no easy feat!
After struggling for a while, he finally pulled the kangaroo loose from the grate.
The grateful, though somewhat annoyed kangaroo quickly jumped up and left the man and the dangerous cattle grate behind. Glad it ended well!
Watch the video below and see the entire rescue!