- A troop of curious kangaroos interrupted an Australian golfer as she prepared to tee off on a golf course on the Gold Coast
- With a driver in her hands, Wendy Powick was preparing to let one fly when the Land Down Under's most famous animals - a family of around 20 - approached her
- After staring at her for a few moments, the kangaroos went about their business elsewhere to the bemusement of Powick and her partner
In a strange turn of events, an Australian golfer's round was interrupted when a mob of kangaroos came hopping up to her as she was preparing to tee off.
Wendy Powick was playing at the Arundel Hills Country Club on the Gold Coast when she spotted the crowd of kangaroos coming up the fairway. The incident was caught on video and uploaded to Powick's Instagram account.
As reported by The Insider, kangaroos, numbering around 20, are seen jumping towards the tee box and lingering to stare at her for a while.
Powick was heard saying:
"They've come to watch me tee off. What's going on?"
Soon afterwards, the kangaroos decided they'd seen enough and hopped out of the way, allowing Powick to get on with her round.
She told 7News:
"I was standing at the 11th tee and all of a sudden, all of these kangaroos just came straight towards me. There's a lot of them at this course. Usually they stick to the sides and watch you play, but this was very unusual occurrence."
According to National Geographic, Australia is home to 50 million kangaroos, double the size of the human population. Golfers are usually only tasked with facing obstacles such as water traps and bunkers, but this wasn't the first time kangaroos have had a run in with an Ozzie golfer.
The Daily Mail reported that in February last year, a man was forced to herd a mob of kangaroos off the fairway.
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