Kangaroo placed in headlock during bedroom attack

March 9, 2009

A kangaroo crashed through an Australian couple’s bedroom window and subjected them to a bewildering attack before being half-nelsoned into submission. The six foot marsupial leaped up and down on Beat Ettlin’s marital bed as the couple cowered under the duvet, until its claws began to rip through the fabric, prompting a drastic course of action from the Canberra resident.

“I just saw this black thing. I thought it was a lunatic ninja, an intruder. It just fell on top of us on the bed. A couple of seconds later I realised it was a kangaroo,” Ettlin told Sky News Online.

The bounder then set about terrorising the couple’s ten-year-old son, which was too much for Ettlin to bear. “I got him in a headlock and pressed him to the ground.”

After a brief struggle, the ninety-pound beast was shown the door, and sprang off into the night to nurse superficial injuries in his outback lair.

A video of the interview is available on Sky’s website.