"It was risky to abseil the mine shaft so the three rescuers lassoed the kangaroo, hauled it out of the mine shaft and set it free," Senior Sgt. Garry Smith told ABC News.
The kangaroo reportedly weighed in at around 50kg (more than 110lbs).
The cowboy-like rescue was a change of pace for the Australian police, who regularly receive animal calls about wandering cattle, snakes, and crocodiles.
This kangaroo should probably consider itself fortunate, considering the data on annual kangaroo culls in Australia. Last year, the commercial harvest resulted in the deaths of approximately 2.5 million kangaroos, according to the Australian Wildlife Society's website.