Meet the Arnold Schwarzenegger of Kangaroos.
It’s the battle of the giant kangaroos. Just a week after pictures of a 2m eastern grey stalking suburban streets emerged, a challenger has stepped forward – and he’s not shy to flex his muscles.
Roger the red kangaroo weighs a whopping 89kg and stands 2.007m tall from top to tail – almost exactly the same height as Dave, the east coast’s behemoth who wanders the streets, startling dog walkers and golfers alike. But Roger is only nine years old.
To show off his prowess, Roger, who lives at The Kangaroo Sanctuary Alice Springs in the Northern Territory, likes to crush metal buckets with his bare paws to workout – while staring menacingly at the camera.
And Dave better be careful because Roger is trained in hand-to-hand combat and can disembowel his opponent with a well-placed kick, according to sanctuary manager Chris ‘Brolga’ Barnes.
‘His daily exercise regime is sparring [kickboxing] his rivals and chasing his human ‘Mum’, me,’ Brolga told Daily Mail Australia.
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