'She just wanted to play with him!' Muscular kangaroo pictured bruising for a fight in an outback river hopped in because it was terrified of a dog

Mail Online | 10/12/2017 | Nic White;Brooke Rolfe For Daily Mail Australia
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A very muscular kangaroo spotted taking a dip in a river may have been trying to escape the photographer's dog.

The giant boomer was pictured having a splash in the Boodjidup Creek, in Margaret River, about four hours south of Perth.

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The majestic marsupial offered a defiant expression as it stood in waist-deep water and looked straight down the lens of the camera, its arm and chest muscles bulging.

But the animal may not have just been cooling off, as kangaroos are known to jump into water to escape predators.

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'If they see a dog, and they think that's a potential predator, they'll get into the water in the hope that the dog won't pursue them,' wildlife biologist Bill Bateman told the ABC.

The Curtin University academic said kangaroos were good swimmers and had even been seen running into the ocean.

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Jackson Kingsley Vincent said he ran into the kangaroo while walking with his dog Dharma and waiting about 20 minutes to see it it would leave the water.

'[Dharma has] never really seen...
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