Terrifying moment when a father is slapped in the face and knocked down by a kangaroo while trying to defend his children in his own front yard on Christmas Day
- A man was hit by a & # 39; massive & # 39; Kangaroo attacked
- The angry marsupial dawdled, digging holes as it tried to move it further
- Dramatic shots show how the aggressive animal knocks the man to the ground
A father was kicked to the ground after being hit in the face by an angry kangaroo on Christmas Day.
Footage captured by Mitchell Robinson's family in South West Rocks on the north-central coast of New South Wales shows the large male marsupial forming into a father before hopping on him and unleashing a furious attack.
The kangaroo hits the victim with its paw and then kicks them to the ground.
Pictured: a large male kangaroo forms into a father before hopping towards him and unleashing an angry attack
The family said the big kangaroo hung around their front yard for some time, digging holes.
Mr Robinson tried to protect his children from the aggressive animal when he tried to keep it going.
"It just stared at him and he took something to chase it away and as soon as he did you could see it was going to hit him," family friend Tina Grace Rowe told 7News.
& # 39; He was massive. He was a large male kangaroo with a large chest. & # 39;
But the family said it was far from a fair fight as the father was already nursing a broken arm.
Fortunately, the loving father did not suffer serious injuries in the brazen attack.
Pictured: the kangaroo hits the victim with its paw and then kicks it
Pictured: A father was thrown to the ground by an angry kangaroo on Christmas Day
After the unprecedented summer bushfire crisis, more and more kangaroos are venturing further into the suburbs in search of greener grass and food.
In the laid-back coastal community of South West Rocks, locals say kangaroos are everywhere and becoming a major problem.
Experts warn that if you come into contact with a large kangaroo, it's best to leave it alone as it can cause serious harm – as this video shows.
"They have huge claws on their front hands that they can use to hold on to, and then their hind legs are all kicking forces so they're covered with guns," said Chad Staples, animal keeper at Featherdale Wildlife Park.