connectVideoKangaroo immediately attack glider right after he lands in Australia
A paraglider is quite a shock when he landed in Canberra, Australia, last week.
Jonathan Bishop just had a perfect landing, when he was beaten by the charging of a kangaroo on 7 March.
Bishop filmed the event on his helmet camera and later posted the video on YouTube, garnering over 1.1 million views as of Thursday afternoon.
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He had a paragliding cross-country for about two hours, when he chose to take a break.
In a description of the video, the Bishop wrote that he is in the neighborhood of the old Orroral Space Tracking Station, an old NASA station in Australia, which supported Earth-orbiting satellites for the organization’s Spacecraft Tracking and Data Acquisition Network (STADAN).
Bishop decided a nearby concrete slab in the vicinity of the station was the best place to land.
“As he walked in the direction of me, I thought it was nice so I said: ‘What is it, Skip?’ Then attacked me two times before hopping away.”
— Jonathan Bishop
“This is the last cleared valley, where I could safely to the ground, as over the next ridge, there is only desert and trees,” Bishop wrote.
In the 38-second video, Bishop shadow shows the paraglider landing neatly on his feet, but when the camera turned, two kangaroos to be seen quickly hopping in his direction.
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“What’s up, Skip?” he called out in the video, just as the first kangaroo an extra charge of him.
Bishop then changed his mind and called for the marsupial leave him alone. After two punches, the kangaroos retreated.
“I was concentrating on the landing and not notice the Kangaroo until after I landed,” Bishop wrote.
“As he walked in the direction of me, I thought it was nice so I said: ‘What is it, Skip?’ Then attacked me two times before hopping away,” he added.
After the attack, the Bishop wrote that he picked up his paraglider. Unfortunately, he had to walk several kilometres before he was able to get cell phone reception so he could call a friend to pick him up.