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What’s That, Skip?

by | 25th, September 2003

‘EAT your heart out, Skippy. A farmer who was lying unconscious in a field after being hit by a falling branch has a partially blind kangaroo to thank for saving his life after it managed to raise the alarm.

Lulu, which was adopted by the Richards family of Gippsland, south east Australia, 10 years ago because it was blind in one eye, stood over farmer Len’s body and barked like a dog to alert relatives.

Daughter Celeste, 17, said: ‘She was obviously trying to get our attention because she never acts like that.

‘It went on for about 15 minutes, so we went outside to investigate and we saw Lulu standing upright with her chest puffed out over Dad’s body. If it wasn’t for her, my Dad could have died – Lulu is my hero.’

The RSPCA urged the family to nominate Lulu for its National Bravery Award. ‘From my point of view it’s a darn good story and I would hope that Lulu is nominated,’ said RSPCA president Dr Hugh Wirth.’

Posted: 25th, September 2003 | In: Strange But True Comment | TrackBack | Permalink