Two young men, Jack Donnelly and Nick Heath, were cycling through the wasteland in the Sydney suburbs.
The wasteland was covered with islets of mud and the friends suddenly noticed that the head of an animal was sticking out among the mud.
Looking closely, the teenagers realized that it was the head of a kangaroo and that it was bogged down in the mud up to its neck.
He needed urgent help.
The kangaroo itself was apparently already desperate to escape, he hardly moved.
Friends understood that it was impossible to hesitate, and began to take action.
Nick tied a rope around his waist and crawled through the mud to the kangaroo.
Jack held the other end of the rope and was ready to pull both of them out of the slurry at the right time.
Nick managed to get to the kangaroo and pull it out of the mud.
The kangaroo tried to twitch at the same time, but then went limp, apparently realized that he was being rescued.
“We were worried about his life. He must have climbed there in search of water, now it’s arid here, and he got stuck.”
When Jack pulled his friend and the animal onto solid ground, Nick and Jack examined the kangaroo and decided that he needed the help of a veterinarian.
They decided to take the kangaroo to the Australian Wildlife Rescue.
In the center, the kangaroo was washed and removed from the thick layer of dirt on its skin, and then given plenty of water to drink.
After that, the animal was injected with special means to prevent dehydration.
Now the animal is gradually recovering in the center. And people are looking after him in case he has any other medical problems.
In an interview with reporters, Nick said that he feels pride in his act, which he also considers very patriotic, because the kangaroo is a symbol of Australia.
“If I again see any animal in a similar trouble, I will again throw myself in the mud to help it,” says Nick.