Greig Tonkins punched a kangaroo to save his pet dog 'Max' while on a pig hunting trip in NSW in mid-June
The man who heroically punched a kangaroo to save his pet dog is a zookeeper and 'family man' who was out on a special hunt with a dying friend.Greig Tonkins, 34, found himself at the centre of international attention on the weekend after a video of him fighting a marsupial to save his beloved dog 'Max' went viral.
Man punches a kangaroo in the face to rescue his dog
Mr Tonkins collected the animal with a right-hand punch in an effort to redirect it away from his dogs and the truck full of hunters
He was part of a large group of men who went on the hunting trip, in an effort to help their sick friend Kailem Barwick catch a 'tonner' - a wild bore that weighs more than 100 kilogrammes.
A videographer joined the group to record their special trip and ended up recording the moment that has now gone viral.
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