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Blind Kangaroo rescues Farmer

This might be the animal story of the year.

An emu farmer, 52, from Tanjil South, near Moe in Victoria, was flown to the Alfred hospital in Melbourne with head injuries after a kangaroo led his wife to find him unconscious under a damaged tree yesterday.

Rural Ambulance Victoria paramedic Eddie Wright, a fishing companion of the man, was on the ambulance called to treat him at 9.15am.

"This man possibly owes his life . . . to that animal," Mr Wright said. "It's blind in one eye and has hung around the property for the past 10 years, basically since it was a baby."

Mr Wright said the man left home to cut up a storm-felled tree. He was hit on the head by a falling branch.

"When the kangaroo has gone up to the house and knocked against their glass sliding door, not once but twice, they thought it was strange. But then the roo came back a third time . . . throwing its whole self against the back door," Mr Wright said.

This time, Mr Wright said, the man's wife followed the kangaroo to the top of a crest from where she saw it keeping watch over her husband.
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Wonderful news!

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skippy the bush kangaroo is still alive?? (only australians would get that btw).

the sad thing is that the farmer probably killed its mother. it's disgraceful the way kangaroos, our native animal, can be killed because they interfer with farming. it's not their fault they have to wreck the fences that farmers put up when they are obstacles in their otherwise natural environment.

having said that it is not right to criticise farmers after all they've been through with the drought etc
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It's only blind in one eye! That title is misleading!

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skippy the bush kangaroo is still alive?? (only australians would get that btw).

the sad thing is that the farmer probably killed its mother. it's disgraceful the way kangaroos, our native animal, can be killed because they interfer with farming. it's not their fault they have to wreck the fences that farmers put up when they are obstacles in their otherwise natural environment.

having said that it is not right to criticise farmers after all they've been through with the drought etc
There was another story published after this one with all the Skippy references, and a picture of Lulu. (my first dog was named Skippy)

The story said the family found Lulu because her mother was killed in a road accident. Apparently Lulu went everywhere with the farmer, and even though the children played with her, as she grew up she followed the farmer everywhere.
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http://www.luluthekangaroo.com.au/latestnews.htm

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Amazeing story.

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