A Queensland driver is lucky to be alive after a kangaroo smashed through her car windscreen and ended up sitting pretty in the passenger seat, Courier Mail reports.
If you’ve ever done late-night rural drives, you’d know the danger of having one of the furry bébés on our coat of arms flying through your window. Anyone who (like me) grew up in the middle of fucking nowhere will tell you that driving at night is dangerous, and if you’re not careful (or just unlucky) you could have a kangaroo jump out in front of your car.
However, a Queensland resident’s experience has taken it to a whole new level because the kangaroo she hit ended up inside the car with her in what can only be described as a terrifying ordeal.
Facebook user Courtney Hodges shared photos of her friend’s ordeal on Friday night, which went viral shortly after.
The crash, which took place back in mid-September in Middlemount started out just like any of our own personal kangaroo-car rendezvous.
“The roo was just in mid-jump (as he was) driving and landed straight in the middle of the windscreen,” Hodges, 37, said in the Facebook post. “Still in his car he has pulled over, got out and took these pictures (sic).”
After the initial shock of hitting a kangaroo, which is terrifying to say the least, the unidentified friend turned around to find the animal inside the vehicle.
Hodges’ friend then tried to shoo the animal by throwing a thong at it, which doesn’t seem like the best way to fight off an animal thats capable of ripping you limb-from-limb.
Surprising to absolutely nobody, “the thong didn’t work.”
I’m not quite sure how squatters rights work, but I’m fairly certain this car is legally the property of Skippy The Bush Kangaroo at this point.
“Simple story for how crazy it is. He rang his wife “love there is a f—ing kangaroo in my car (sic).”
Thankfully, firefighters were called to the scene and were able to shoo the animal away with “a little water spray.”
The driver, who does not have Facebook but gave permission for Courtney to share the images, was unharmed in the incident apart from a little bump to the head. Unfortunately, the same can’t be said for his car, which is likely a write-off after the ordeal.
“Driver was fine, just a bump on his head but took a long time to get the kangaroo out.”
Here’s your reminder to be careful when driving rural roads at night because a kangaroo might try to catch a ride in your passenger seat.Image: Facebook / Courtney Hodges