Kangaroo fights drone and wins

Watch the astonishing moment a kangaroo leaps and takes down a drone

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The Independent Online

Drones may be 'on the rise' but their height is not great enough to out manoeuvre a savvy kangaroo.

The unmanned devices have come under under fire recently after a drone came within feet of a passenger jet near Heathrow and it seems one of Australia's most well-known creatures is similarly annoyed by their increasing presence.

One video from down under shows all too well the problem these pesky unmanned aerial vehicles pose to kangaroos just looking for some peace and quiet in the outback.

The footage shows a drone hovering over about six wild kangaroos, with one kangaroo and its baby taking particular interest. It was shot in the Hunter Valley, a wine region in New South Wales a few miles outside of Sydney.

As the drone begins to drop its height to get a closer look, the kangaroo bounds forward, flinging its paws into the air and hitting the drone on the side.

The flying vehicle spins and comes crashing to the ground, the last footage showing a pair of kangaroo legs bouncing off into the distance, a job well done and a victory in the modern war to preserve some sense of privacy.

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