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Kangaroo courage

Canberra, Sept. 22 (Reuters): A kangaroo named Lulu was hailed as a hero today for saving an unconscious Australian farmer by alerting the manís wife and leading her to where he lay trapped under a fallen tree branch.

Hobby farmer Leonard Richards was checking for storm damage on his property at Tanjil South, 150 km east of Melbourne, yesterday when a falling branch hit him.

a story reminiscent of the long-running Australian childrenís television series Skippy, in which a pet kangaroo rescued people in distress in the Australian bush, the kangaroo began barking until Richardsí wife came to investigate.

Lulu was hand-reared by the Richards family, who rescued her from her motherís pouch after her mother was killed by a car about four years ago.


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