Paragliding comes with many dangers. Like the height. And the height. And the height. And you could get sucked into the sky by a dust devil, too. But on top of all this, we're sorry to report that you now have to worry about kangaroos.
Yes, kangaroos, the beloved-by-people-who-aren't-around-them-detested-by-those-who-are marsupial of the Antipodes. You may be thinking, kangaroos can jump that high? And, well, no, idiot. The danger comes after you land.
Consider the video above. In it, a man sticks his paragliding landing, and his joy at this is only increased when a kangaroo comes running toward him. He gamely asks, "What's Up, Skip?" And then, he is punched.
Here's how he summarized the incident to ViralHog: "I had been Paragliding cross country for two hours near Canberra and had reached a position where I had to land. It is the last cleared valley where I could safely land, as over the next ridge there is only wilderness and trees. I decided to land on the concrete slab of the old Orroral Space Tracking Station. I was concentrating on the landing and didn't notice the Kangaroo until after I landed. As it ran towards me I thought it was being friendly so I said 'What's Up, Skip?' It then attacked me twice before hopping away. I packed up my paraglider and had to walk several kilometers to get phone reception and call a friend to come and collect me."
As the critter flees, you can hear the man mutter, "F*cking kangaroos."