Aussie Dad Wrestles 'Roo Invader

Creature burst in to bedroom before underwear-clad man got it out
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Mar 9, 2009 7:40 AM CDT
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(Newser) – Waking up can be a bear, but for one Aussie family it was an 88-pound kangaroo crashing through their bedroom window and hopping around on a bloody rampage until the skivvies-clad dad wrestled it out of the house, the Canberra Times reports. “My initial thought when I was half awake was: it's a lunatic ninja coming through the window," the 42-year-old told the AP. "It seems about as likely as a kangaroo breaking in."

The rogue 'roo hopped around on the parents' bed (''I was under the covers thinking this is a very big possum," says the mom) before heading to their 10-year-old son’s room. The father followed, grabbed the kangaroo by the head and feet, and dragged it outside, where it headed into a forest. "I had just my undies on. I felt vulnerable," says dad.