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#1 Hum

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 14:54

On Saturday, 7-year-old Simon Kruger went missing.

He had been having lunch with his family at Deep Creek Conservation Park, on South Australia's Fleurieu Peninsula, when he wandered off, following a wallaby into the bush.

He spent that night in the wilderness, surviving near-freezing temperatures.

Almost 24 hours after he disappeared — and after an extensive search by police that involved parachute flares — Simon was spotted by a rescue helicopter and winched to safety.

Simon then recalled his incredible story of survival.

"Dad, I'm okay — I slept under a tree and there were kangaroos," he said as they were reunited.

Simon told his parents that he was picking flowers for his mother when a kangaroo approached him.

"A kangaroo came closer to him and ate the flowers from him, and the kangaroo fell asleep next to him," :happy: Simon's father, Etienne Kruger, told 7News. "I think God sent a kangaroo to keep him warm."

"I think it was a miracle, when I smell his jacket, it's kangaroo – bush and kangaroo," Simon's mother, Linda, added.

 

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Etienne thanked the huge search party who volunteered to help.

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 17:50

The dingo mustve tried to eat the baby, but the kangaroos chased it off....



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Posted 08 August 2013 - 18:03

Had to be a mom. They can sense when the young of any species needs them.



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Posted 08 August 2013 - 23:16

The Kangaroo, Australia's mighty protectors. xD



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Posted 08 August 2013 - 23:38

Well, that makes a welcome change from the stories of kangaroos being pests and hurting people.



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Posted 08 August 2013 - 23:48

I like kangaroos. Have they been able to domesticate them and make them into household pets?



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Posted 09 August 2013 - 16:52

I like kangaroos. Have they been able to domesticate them and make them into household pets?

 

 

all of wild animals can be good pets when very young. after that, there will be trouble.



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Posted 09 August 2013 - 17:19

I like kangaroos. Have they been able to domesticate them and make them into household *Burgers*?

 

Yes.



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Posted 09 August 2013 - 20:33

God sent him a Kangaroo to keep him warm? Would it not have been a nicer gesture if God stopped him running off in the first place? LOL



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Posted 09 August 2013 - 21:55

^ I reckon God was using the Chevy van that day, and it wasn't available to take the boy home. ;)