Kangaroo meets boy in bush, saves him from freezing to death

So this is what we learnt about the wild creatures of Australia today: wallabies will lead you astray, and kangaroos will save you. Case in point: a seven-year-old boy followed a wallaby into the bushes, then had a kangaroo eat a flower out of his hand before it fell asleep next to him.

Which meant that the warm-blooded marsupial helped to keep the little boy from freezing to death on this chilly night. It would have made for an even greater story if the kangaroo led him out of the wilderness, but no, the kid was eventually spotted by a rescue helicopter. Still, sounds like an encounter straight out of a Disney cartoon.

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