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The Scoop: Dog Saves Woman From Meany Kangaroo

Although unprovoked attacks against humans are rare with kangaroos, that wasn't the case in Australia where a 6-foot-5-inch marsupial lunged at a 65-year-old woman on her family farm. Hospitalized with deep cuts to her face, hands, and back and a concussion, her son, Darren Neal, credits a furry friend for saving her life. Mobs of kangaroos were commonly spotted on the farm, but they usually just jumped away – in this case, the pup had to step up as her defender.

He hit her once and she just dropped and rolled. My dog heard her screaming and bolted down and chased him off.


Have your dogs ever stepped in to protect you in a scary situation? Share in your comments below!

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Stupidasscat Stupidasscat 7 years
She will protect me if I am ever attacked by a toy from Mc Donalds
Renees3 Renees3 7 years
Love the bassett story! B-Bop hasn't saved me, but I think he THINKS he has. When the water guys comes to check the water or other maintenance people he goes crazy that they're in our yard. He barks comes runs to me in the other room bark half runs away looks back to make sure I'm following them runs out and barks again. No one is sneeking up on us!
kiwitwist kiwitwist 7 years
wakeupandora - Awesome story!!
Alisha_Stiletto Alisha_Stiletto 7 years
I want to know why kangaroos are so damn angry. They are constantly looking for a fight. WTF?! LOLOL
fuzzles fuzzles 7 years
Yea Linus! :) I hope he got a great treat for his heroic actions!
ehadams ehadams 7 years
My little Bichon growls at any weird person who comes near me, even if we are in the car. She has scared off quite a few weird looking men. She has a very good sense of who is a good person and who isn't!
wakeupandora wakeupandora 7 years
my foster dog (that lived with me for 8 months) was a total ham of a dog, a basset who loved EVERYONE! never growled.. cuddled with the kittens.. was great with my 4 y/o godson.. well one day i was walking him and this guy comes up to me asking for money b/c his car broke down and he was from outta town, yada yada, so I say no, and keep walking, he follows and starts saying it would be in my best interest to give him what he wanted (I had no pockets and was only carrying poop bags, I had nothin!) and the basset locks eyes with him and snarls and growls then starts to lunge at him and he ran off! i called the local cop station to warn them and give a description, then our local paper took Linus (the basset's) picture and did a little story about it! it was great! His new family loved that story and felt safe with him being their new guardian. He really was an amazing dog.
runnergeek runnergeek 7 years
no he hasn't :) but i love him just the same.
kristyy kristyy 7 years
My dog is useless in protecting anyone except her own food. :)
jessie jessie 7 years
i have no stories, but i'm glad the lady is okay!
wren1 wren1 7 years
I love kangaroos, so I hope this incident doesn't give them a bad reputation. I can't imagine my little dog protecting me, but I could see him trying :)
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