AUSTRALIA (CNN) - A kangaroo is being called one boy's guardian angel.
The 7-year-old got lost in the Australian wilderness Saturday. He says a friendly kangaroo is the reason he survived.
"He was playing outside picking up sticks and he saw a wallaby walk by and he followed the wallaby into the bush."
The boy, Simon, says he picked flowers for his mother before coming face to face with a kangaroo. Apparently, that kangaroo ate the flowers he had picked and then fell asleep next to him.
Police mounted a huge search on Saturday night and nearly 24 hours later, he was spotted and winched to safety, back in the arms of his elated parents.