Sometimes you need a hero. Like Fritz White from Goondiwindi, Australia, who helped fetch this poor kangaroo that was stuck down a trench.

White was at work when he spotted the roo lying face up in the hole, so decided to give it a hand by lifting the animal out by its arms.

This could be the most Aussie thing you see all week - a Darling Downs man rescuing a kangaroo stuck in a narrow trench.

Goondiwindi man Fritz White came across a kangaroo lying face up in a trench yesterday while at work. The footage, shot just south of Goondiwindi, shows him reaching down into the hole to grab the kangaroo's paws.

The kangaroo struggles as Mr White pulls him from the ground. The rescue only took about one minute and the kangaroo can be seen happily hopping away afterwards.

Like all marsupials, kangaroos are born extremely early; the equivalent of the seventh week of pregnancy for humans.

They travel from the birth canal as little more than an embryo by blindly propelling through the mother’s fur to the safety of the pouch, where they will spend several months developing before finally leaving to explore the world.

Young kangaroos (joeys) will sometimes jump head first into their mother’s pouch when frightened. Kangaroos have excellent hearing, and like some other animals are able to move their ears in different directions without moving the rest of their head.


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