You may never have seen anyone fist-fight a kangaroo before the recent viral video, but it’s far from being a twenty-first-century phenomenon. Here’s a kangaroo fight video from 1922!
As you can see in the video, fist-fighting a kangaroo is no walk in the park. Their powerful tails can prop them up so they can not only box, but actually kick their feet off the ground and slash at you with their sharp claws. Larger kangaroos have the power to strangle and, often, drown other animals. Unlike many other wild animals of Australia, they have adapted quite well to changes in their natural habitat and remain plentiful in their native land.
Weighing between 40 and 200+ pounds, a kangaroo is not a foe you want to face unprepared; on the bright side, most wild kangaroos are on the smaller end and unlikely to engage in a confrontation with a human of their own volition.