05 Aug '13, 9pm

Boy lost in the Australian bush says he was saved by a friendly kangaroo

Boy lost in the Australian bush says he was saved by a friendly kangaroo

Last Saturday, while picnicking with his parents along South Australia’s rugged Fleurieu Peninsula, 7-year-old Simon Kruger wandered into the bush to pick flowers for his mother. It wasn't long, however, before the youngster became too turned-around to find his way back. As night fell, with their son still lost, Simon's parents and a team of rescuers scoured the area in search of the boy, though their efforts proved fruitless. But on that chilly night, alone in the unforgiving wild, the missing child encountered a friendly local who he says helped save him from the elements. According to Simon, in the midst of his wayward wanderings he was approached by a kangaroo, to which he fed the bouquet of wildflowers he had been collecting earlier. Eventually, the animal laid down and fell asleep next to him -- offering a bit of comfort and body-heat to the distraught child. It wasn...

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