DOWN UNDER — As someone who's never been to Australia, I imagine a kangaroo is lurking around every corner there.
I'm guessing that sometimes encounters with kangaroos are scary and too close for comfort, and sometimes they are hilarious and charming in ways that can make you internet famous for a hot minute.
A golfer in Queensland had one of the charming types of encounters this week, and luckily for us she caught it on camera. Bettina Hammant was playing through the course when she saw a kangaroo entranced by a waving, yellow golf flag, according to 9 News in Australia.
When I first watched the video, I thought the kangaroo wanted to fight the flagpole itself for wronging the roo in some way. But it soon became clear the animal's short little arms were reaching for the brightly colored flag.
The video shows the kangaroo doing a funny dance that a human toddler might do when he or she also wants to touch something just out of their reach. In fact, you can almost hear the kangaroo saying, "I want to touchy, I want to touchy," as it reaches in vain.
Hammant, a member at the golf club, said there are usually a few kangaroos hopping around the course, but she had "never seen a kangaroo behave so oddly."
I'm certainly glad she did, and I think you will be too.
P.S. I am truly sorry that I couldn't find a way insert a "Caddyshack" joke in here somewhere.