A paraglider bought fairly a jolt when he landed in Canberra, Australia, final week.
Jonathan Bishop had simply made an ideal touchdown when he was punched by a charging kangaroo on March 7.
Bishop filmed the occasion on his helmet digicam and later posted the video on YouTube, garnering greater than 1.1 million views as of Thursday afternoon.
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He had been paragliding cross-country for about two hours when he opted to take a break.
In an outline of the video, Bishop wrote that he was close to the previous Orroral House Monitoring Station, an previous NASA station in Australia that supported Earth-orbiting satellites for the group’s Spacecraft Monitoring and Knowledge Acquisition Community (STADAN).
Bishop determined a close-by concrete slab close to the station was the very best place to land.
“Because it ran in the direction of me I assumed it was being pleasant so I stated ‘What’s Up, Skip?’ It then attacked me twice earlier than hopping away.”
“It’s the final cleared valley the place I may safely land, as over the following ridge there’s solely wilderness and bushes,” Bishop wrote.
Within the 38-second video, Bishop’s shadow exhibits the paraglider touchdown gracefully on his toes — however because the digicam turned, two kangaroos are seen quickly hopping in his course.
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“What’s up, Skip?” he referred to as out within the video, simply as the primary kangaroo charged him.
Bishop then modified his tune and shouted for the marsupial to depart him alone. After two punches, the kangaroos retreated.
“I used to be concentrating on the touchdown and did not discover the Kangaroo till after I landed,” Bishop wrote.
“Because it ran in the direction of me I assumed it was being pleasant so I stated ‘What’s Up, Skip?’ It then attacked me twice earlier than hopping away,” he added.
After the assault, Bishop wrote that he packed up his paraglider. Sadly, he needed to stroll a number of kilometers earlier than he was in a position to get cellphone reception so he may name a good friend to select him up.