Dad Gets Floored By Kangaroo While Trying to Defend His Kids | 22 Words

Shocking footage has emerged of a dad getting absolutely floored by a huge kangaroo while trying to defend his children on Christmas day.

You won't believe your eyes when you see this one...

Now, Australia is a truly beautiful place...

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But there's so much more to it than those gorgeous beaches and the tropical weather... and one of those things is its wildlife!

Australia's wildlife is truly one of a kind...

But alongside the adorable koala bears and beautiful birds, there are so many dangerous Aussie animals that should certainly be avoided.

Such as the numerous species of deadly venomous snakes...

And of course, the gigantic spiders!

There are also huge saltwater crocodiles...

And the deadly sharks in the oceans.

But one of the most deadly animals in Australia is perhaps the most unlikely.

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It is the country's native animal, the kangaroo!

These strong animals are a lot more dangerous than one would think...

Because they are extremely territorial and protective of their young, meaning that any human who gets in their way will be in serious trouble.

And one unfortunate dad recently proved this.

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Mitchell Robinson, who is from New South Wales, released a video from his family home on Christmas day showing him trying to shoo away an enormous male kangaroo that had made its way onto their property.

But the kangaroo had other ideas...

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And people have been left shocked after seeing poor Mitchell get completely floored by the huge animal.

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The video, which has now been shared by 7News Australia, shows Mitchell slowly approaching the huge kangaroo.

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He appears to throw something at the roo, perhaps a rock or a stone, which is what triggers a terrifying reaction from the nervous animal.

The kangaroo hops over to Mitchell...

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Before ferociously kicking him to the ground.

Mitchell collapses to the ground as the roo quickly makes its escape...

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And his wife is heard screaming frantically in the background.

Thankfully, Mitchell didn't sustain any severe injuries from the attack...

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And it is believed he was trying to protect his children from the huge animal.

The family that lives in the house said they had seen the kangaroo hanging around for a while, digging holes in their front yard...

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And family friend Tina Grace Rowe told 7News: "It was just staring at him and he picked up something to try and shoo it away and as soon as he did that you could just see that it was going to go at him. He was massive. He was a big male kangaroo with a big chest."

Well, we're just thankful that both Mitchell and the kangaroo are okay!

You can watch the shocking footage here. For more, read on to learn about the amazing couple who took in sixty kangaroos during the Australian bushfires...