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Young man battling cancer goes on hunting trip of a lifetime, ends up fighting off kangaroo

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AUSTRALIA — A video uploaded to Facebook on Saturday that shows a man squaring up with a kangaroo in an effort to free his dog, has quite the story behind it.

The video starts off by showing the kangaroo holding the man’s dog by its neck. The man runs up and the kangaroo eventually lets the dog go, but then the kangaroo tries to intimidate the man.

Without hesitation, the man punches the kangaroo in the face and forces the animal’s head to turn to the side. At first the kangaroo just stands there looking stunned, but then it eventually hops away.

According to Yahoo News, the incident occurred along a trip that was taken last June. The trip was part of a dying wish for the 19-year-old man.

He had been suffering from a rare form of cancer the last two years.

Last month, he married his sweetheart with family and friends surrounding his hospital bed.

Click here to see images from their wedding

The young man tragically passed away last week, and was laid to rest on Thursday.