Heartwarming moment a Good Samaritan rescues a kangaroo joey from a cattle grid in the middle of an outback road
- The joey kangaroo was trapped under the cattle grid on a road in rural Australia
- A driver spotted the tail of the kangaroo poking up through the bars of the grid
- He stopped and used both hands to haul the young ‘roo out of the ditch
- Cattle grids are used to deter cattle from roads but can trap kangaroos
A Good Samaritan has been spotted heroically rescuing a joey from an outback cattle grid after the young kangaroo got stuck between the grate.
The video shows the man standing over the grid and asking a companion to stand back.
He then bends over and grabs the baby ‘roo’s tail with both hands before he hauls it up through the bars and releases it to freedom.
The unknown good Samaritan noticed the kangaroo’s tail sticking up from the grid as he drove down the outback road
Despite some grunting, the joey hops off into the bushland, unscathed by its ordeal.
The unknown man apparently noticed the kangaroo’s tail sticking up from the grid as he drove down the road, before reversing to investigate further.
Many people commenting on the post queried the trap-like qualities of Australia’s distinctive cattle grids.
He grabbed the baby ‘roo’s tail with both hands before he hauled it up through the bars and released it to freedom
‘They definitely need to change the design of that cattle grid so other poor animals don’t fall through,’ wrote one.
Cattle grids are a familiar feature on roads throughout rural and regional Australia, the metal bars placed over a deep ditch underneath to deter cattle from walking along the road.
Unfortunately the bars are wide enough to trap smaller animals such as juvenile kangaroos. Horses have also been known to break legs when trapped in the grids.