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People Spot Wild Kangaroo In Ocean — Then Realize She's In Trouble

The tide was rising and she couldn’t jump high enough.

A wild kangaroo hopping along the coast of Queensland, Australia, got a surprise. 

The kangaroo had been exploring just behind a seawall in the town of Sandgate on Thursday morning when suddenly there was less ground to hop on — and less, and still less. 

The tide was rising and soon the little kangaroo was knee-deep in water. And then she was neck-deep. 

Trapped kangaroo in Queensland
Queensland Fire & Emergency

Thankfully, people spotted her. She was peeking over the wall, looking totally at a loss. 

"What's that Skippy?" Queensland Fire and Emergency Services wrote on Twitter. "The tide’s on the up and you’re stuck behind Sandgate’s seawall, needing our crews to save the day?"

A couple firefighters teamed up with a policeman to help hoist the kangaroo up out of the water by her arms. 

Firemen freeing trapped kangaroo in Queensland
Queensland Fire & Emergency

Rescuers were sure to snap a few photos of their wild citizen in need as she hung out beside them, drying off on dry land. 

Police and firemen with wild kangaroo they rescued
Queensland Fire & Emergency

This isn't the first time Australians have jumped at the chance to save their unique wildlife from trouble. In April, another kangaroo stuck in mud got a nice helping hand from a couple of teenagers who happened to be bicycling by.

“It’s a pretty patriotic thing to do,"  one of the teenagers said at the time.