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A man has saved a kangaroo from a slow death in outback Australia by freeing it from a metal cattle grid, where the ‘roo had become stuck, hanging upside down between the bars.

Video shows the man approach the kangaroo in the Flinders Ranges of South Australia and grip his legs, as the kangaroo makes an agitated noise.

As he pulls on the marsupial’s legs, the huffing and puffing becomes louder, and a child can be heard telling the man to ‘get away get away’.

A small kangaroo was found stuck in a cattle grate in the Flinders Ranges, abut 200 kilometres north of Adelaide

A man stopped to help the marsupial, with some kind words and hard tugs

As the kangaroo began to make agitated noises, children watching on told the man to ‘get away get away’

The man is seen holding him by the tail as the Australian native animal tries to hop away into wide open plains.

As the roo flees far away from the grate, a young boy can be heard yelling out to the petrified animal.

‘Bye – I hope you have a good life,’ he says.

However, he persevered and was able to free the roo after a short struggle

The kangaroo immediately tried to run away from his saviour and the grate that could have killed him

The rescuer, seemingly happy with his good deed, issues a stern warning to the young boys watching on.

‘Don’t you boys fall down there,’ he says.

The video was shared on social media, where it has been viewed more than 200,000 times and shared internationally.

Many users took the time to congratulate the man, who is reportedly travelling through the Australian outback, on his good deed.

A cattle grate is occasionally used in place of a fence, as many believe a cow’s hooves won’t walk over the grate.

As the man and children waved goodbye to their marsupial friend, a child’s voice can be heard saying ‘I hope you have a nice life’