I know this story is already old news, but I have to add to it. They say there is three sides to every story; his side, their side, and the truth. Since no one else has done it so far, I decided to reach out and hear the other side of the story.
After a fair amount of searching, I was able to track down the kangaroo and interview him via telephone. Below is what he told me.
To be read in an Australian ascent for full effect:
“Alright, Mate, so here’s what happen. It was just another day in the Bush for yours truly. Just hoping around, minding my business, doing kangaroo things you know. Mainly staying out of the Miss’s way you know? She’s been a bit cranky of late, but I digress on that particular matter.
“So as I was saying, Mate. I was on a bit of a walk about, or hop about if you will. When all of a sudden, I saw this dog on a dead bolt after some wild hogs. ‘That’s not right’ I thought to myself. Those wild hogs are viscous buggars. They’d tear that poor pooch to shreds without a second thought about it, ya know? So out of the kindness of my heart, I decided to put a stop to it, before things went south for the pooch.
“That’s when I cut the hound off at the pass and put my arm around him. Like any good mate would do when a pal was ‘bout to get into a mess at the pub or something. I put my arm around him a said “whoa, mate! You don’t want to scrap with those lads! They ain’t ones to mess with, ya know?”
“Bout the time I talked some sense into that hound, this mate who was all fired up came running up to us. He was all in a rage over something and I wanted none of that. So I calmly stood up to say ‘g’day mate, me and this pooch were just having a friendly chat’ when the bloke got into a boxing stance. Like he thought he was the Aussie Mike Tyson or something.
“I then put my hands up to defuse this misunderstanding. Show that there were no worries. Then POW!! The bloody bloke jacks me right in the mush!
“Well I just stood there for a bit, thinking ‘REALLY?” I had the mind to teach that bloke a thing or two, ya know? But I’m a lover, not a fighter. Remember how I said I was avoiding the misses ‘cause she was in one of her moods? Well me getting in a good scrap wouldn’t help me much, now would it now? So I said to myself ‘forget this noise’ and went on my merry way.
”I thought that was that, but no! When I hopped on home, the misses was all fired up. Seems that internet is a blaze now with a video of that tussle. Bazillions of shares, memes, articles and what not! Phone won’t stop ringing. All my mates poking a bit of fun at me for just taking that blow. Just nonsense I tell you.
"In hindsight, I should of just laid that bloke out simply for wearing his hat all backwards like a sissy big city boy."