Looks like somebody has watched a few too many Mortal Kombat movies down under. In a video uploaded to Reddit, two male kangaroos have taken to duking it out in the streets of a suburban Australian neighborhood. We have a few questions. First, is a kangaroo boxing match an acceptable excuse for being late to work in Australia? Second, what could have caused such a showdown? Were they fighting for the honor of a lady kangaroo? Was this a turf war? What legitimate kangaroo's turf is a suburban neighborhood?
Well it seems that this display is just part of being a male 'roo during mating season. Known as "boomers," the males are prone to violence when other males show interest in the females they have been tracking.
The strength of male kangaroos is extraordinarily impressive. The weapon of choice is their feet. They are able to crush the bone of their competitor with one swift kick. A favorite tactic is to use their paws to grab an opponent and then kick with their huge clawed hind feet.Read More »from Video of Kangaroos Boxing in the Street is the Most Australian Thing You Will See Today