Some Oklahoma hunters were in for a surprise when a strange animal ran past them. It was all captured on camera and tonight, the hunter talked with reporter Tony Russell.
Andrew Rice goes hunting all the time with his buddies. This time, they were out in a rural part of Green Country when something bizarre happened. He had just enough time to catch the thing on video flying by.
This is not the Australian Outback. It's Adair, Oklahoma.
"My buddy all of a sudden goes, 'what is that?' We thought it was a coyote, maybe a deer," Rice said.
Andrew Rice was out hunting with his buddies over Christmas break when they spotted something hopping through a soybean field.
"I had no idea what to think. It was just mind blown. Can't explain it, you really can't. It's just something you'd never see out in the wild like that, a kangaroo in Oklahoma," Rice said.
This was Rice's first time hunting in this field. The kangaroo dashed past the group sitting in their blind just 20 yards away.
"It's just a normal day of hunting and all of a sudden, it just pops out of nowhere. Here comes a kangaroo," Rice said.
Rice has tons of hunting friends on Facebook and if he told them what he saw on the phone, he says they wouldn't believe him. So it just had to go online.
"It just blows my mind. It's just crazy. I never thought this video would go that far," Rice said.
Just on his personal page, the video has more than 4,000 shares.
Animal experts say kangaroos actually like the winter weather and they do just fine in the snow. They actually like to play in it.
It's still a bizarre sight for anyone out hunting in Oklahoma.
News On 6 has learned the kangaroo belongs to a private owner who recaptured it unharmed Monday afternoon.