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    Great Story: Kangaroo saves missing child

    10:30 AM, Aug 8, 2013   |    comments
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    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.

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