Canadian Officer Punched in Face by Escaped Kangaroo

The officers snuck up behind the animal and grabbed its tail, which is how police were advised to capture the kangaroo after getting in touch with its handlers. The kangaroo, however, took issue with officers attempting to grab it and punched one of them.

A four-year-old female kangaroo escaped in Canada last week and was captured Monday by police.A four-year-old female kangaroo escaped in Canada last week and was captured Monday by police.Durham Regional Police

A kangaroo that had been on the run for several days in Canada was captured by police on Monday, shortly after the animal punched an officer in the face during an attempt to catch it.

A pair of kangaroos were being transported in a truck to a zoo in Quebec on Thursday when, during a rest stop at the Oshawa Zoo and Fun Farm in Ontario, a 4-year-old female kangaroo jumped over her handlers' heads and escaped, park supervisor and head keeper for the Oshawa Zoo and Fun Farm Cameron Preyde told CBC.

On Monday at around 3 a.m., Durham Regional Police responded to what they described as a "roo-tine" patrol on a rural property in northern Oshawa outside Toronto, where officers spotted the marsupial "taking a little break" after watching it for about four hours, police said in a news release.

The officers snuck up behind the animal and grabbed its tail, which is how police were advised to capture the kangaroo after getting in touch with its handlers. The kangaroo, however, took issue with officers attempting to grab it and punched one of them in the face.

The rookie officer was not seriously injured in the incident, Fox reports.

The kangaroo was captured shortly after the attack.

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