David Striegl: Man Knocked Unconscious by Boxing Kangaroo
David Striegl Was Jogging in Canberra When He Was Knocked Unconscious By a Wild Boxing Kangaroo
David Striegl was out jogging in Canberra when he says he was attacked by a 'wild boxing' kangaroo that punched him in the face, knocking him unconscious. Striegl is an Australian Rules football player, but this kangaroo took him by surprise. This boxing kangaroo brings images of the famous 'Boxing Kangaroo' Australian mascot.
"I turned around and before I knew it, it took a swipe at my face," he said.
A person driving by then found Striegl by the side of the road and took him to hospital. He suffered a bloody nose, some cuts and bruises and a black eye - not to mention having to endure the taunts of his friends who have nicknamed him 'Skippy.'
He didn't even get the chance to fight back; one punch knocked him completely unconscious.
"All my years of playing football and never a fight, and then I have a fight with a kangaroo."
Kangaroo attacks on humans are very rare, but they are not unheard of. In 2009 a kangaroo broke in to someone's home and started bouncing on the bed when a couple was still sleeping in it. In 2008 a jogger was also attacked by a kangaroo.
Striegl was just out jogging on his lunch break and when he saw the kangaroo nearby he thought nothing of it and kept going; now he will most likely be known as 'Skippy' for a long time.