Video: 'Get me Kangaroo down, sport!': Terrified kangaroo rescued from car park ledge

The dare-devil marsupial, who has not been named, diced with potential disaster

A terrified kangaroo is recovering in hospital after he was rescued from a precarious perch on the rooftop of a carpark in Australia.

The dare-devil marsupial, who has not been named, diced with potential disaster as he bounced around on the ledge above a 50-metre drop.

Fortunately for fans of skippy stuntmen everywhere the kangaroo jumped back from the ledge and to safety.

The animal was subseqeuntly shot with a tranquiliser dart and taken to a nearby wildlife hospital following the rescue in suburban Melbourne. According to reports he will be monitored before being released back into the wild.

Wildlife Victoria worker Manfred Zabinskas said the animal had some paw injuries from hopping on concrete but his prospects for recovery were good: "He could have jumped either way when he was on the ledge," Mr Zabinskas said.

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